Over the past week, Portlanders have joined forces in huge numbers, taking part in rallies and protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department.
But as with most mass movements of this kind, it can be a challenge to keep up with the seemingly spontaneous decision-making that goes into each demonstration, leaving some folks out of the loop and scrambling to keep up with these events.
As we've been getting a number of requests from our loyal readers, asking where and when demonstrations will be happening, we wanted to share what information we have about what is being planned for tonight, June 5.
If there is anything we missed, please email us and we will do our best to quickly update this post.
George Floyd Memorial and Benefit Show for Don't Shoot PDX, 1 pm @ Laurelwood Park (6421 SE Foster)
People are gathering right now at Laurelwood Park for a concert and rally to pay tribute to the late George Floyd and help raise funds for community advocacy organization Don't Shoot PDX. Performances by local artists Simpleton, Bluphoria, Force Quit, and Pon De Rosa, with a protest to follow.
We talked to those putting in the show and confirmed that it is at LaurelWOOD Park at 1PM today. It's a benefit show by BIPOC bands and will be followed by a march. Come on down! https://t.co/DpwXH4Ka3l pic.twitter.com/arpVxBBrPJ
— PNW Youth Liberation Front (@PNWYLF) June 5, 2020
Black Lives Matter March & Rally, 5 pm @ All Saints Episcopal (4033 SE Woodstock)
This nonviolent, peaceful protest—happening at an early hour to encourage families to attend—begins at All Saints Episcopal Church where folks will gather and then march to SE Woodstock and 52nd.
No Justice No Peace Rally & March, 7 pm @ Revolution Hall (1300 SE Stark)
An organized rally will take place tonight starting, as it has for the last few nights, outside Revolution Hall. The plan appears to be to march through Southeast Portland and then return to the starting point to hear speeches from Black leaders.
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PORTLAND!! Join us in the fight for social justice! We are aiming our efforts towards the East side, so we can make sure the humans in their homes don’t forget why we’re out here. 7pm Revolution Hall 8pm March Return to Revolution Hall to hear from black voices of Portland and the depth of their stories. #blacklivesmatter #pdx #portlandcivilrightscollective