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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Project Puerto Rico
It’s been over a year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico and took nearly 3,000 lives. The Luna Jiménez Institute for Social Transformation is leading a multi-city event series to establish allies, offer an overview of historical and contemporary colonization on the island, and offer specific actions citizens can take to support an autonomous Puerto Rico. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 7-9 pm, $20


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Albina Queens Photography Exhibit
Celebrate the power, expanse, visibility, and beauty of Black femininity in its many forms as documented by photographer Rob Lewis. In Lewis’ photo series and exhibit, Albina Queens, local Black women and femmes embodying many identities and gender presentations pose with traditional headwraps sculpted by Joy Alise Davis. Subjects include Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, musician Amenta Abioto, Justice Adrienne Nelson, and many more. Sounds provided by DJ Deena Bee. Wieden + Kennedy, 224 NW 13th, 6-9 pm, $5-10 suggested donation

Black Feast: Love Letters
Dine on a delicious multi-course vegan meal inspired by Black poets Morgan Parker, Dominique Christina, Safia Elhillo, and Nicole Sealey at this year’s first installation of the Black Feast pop-up dinner series, run by Black queer artist duo, chef Salimatu Amabebe and Annika Hansteen-Izora. Yale Union, 800 SE 10th, 6:30-8:30 pm, $55 (sliding scale tickets available to POC)


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Skills and Practices for Bystanders
If you’ve ever witnessed an act of hate or bias and didn’t know what to say but wanted to, this is the workshop for you. Overcome personal and/or societal blocks that may prevent you from taking action and receive training to identify the four types of intervention tactics and which scenarios to use them in. Discounts offered for students. YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont, 1-4 pm, $30

Care Not Cops PDX: Community Report Launch and Panel
Care Not Cops seeks to dismantle policing and build paths for alternative, community-led resources. They’re releasing a report and a panel discussion featuring local organizations working to further their mission. Light refreshments and childcare provided. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 6-9 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Volunteer Day at PDX Diaper Bank
Did you know the average baby goes through about $900 of diapers every year? Meanwhile, adult diapers can cost more than twice that much depending on needs. The PDX Diaper Bank partners with agencies to supply low-income families and individuals with this costly necessity, and you can help by counting, sorting, and re-packaging diaper donations for distribution! Space is limited to 10 people, but the need is ongoing. Must RSVP by sending a message to myranda [at] pdxdiaperbank [dot] org to attend. Tidee Didee Diaper Service and Boutique, 6011 SE 92nd, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Race & Equity in Oregon Logging Culture
It’s no secret that Oregon is a state built by lumberjacks. But it’s also a state with a deep-rooted history of white supremacy and segregation—a practice that seeped into the state’s logging industry. Explore the intersections of social justice and timber alongside historians, activists, and artists at this interactive look into Oregon’s logging past and future. World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon, 10 am-5 pm, $7

Year of Asé
Ori Gallery, a North Portland space dedicated to showcasing the art of Black, Indigenous, and QTPOC artists, is celebrating one year of steadfast work! Join them at this gathering of creatives and community partners, with plenty of fundraising opportunities to directly support them. Enjoy performances by experimental Afro-Latinx musician Guayaba, DJ Larsupreme, and House of Flora’s Bouton Volonté, with hosting from Carlos the Rollerblader. Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, 6-10 pm, FREE


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Vegan Valentine Bake Sale
Get some sweets for your sweeties and/or yourself at this fourth annual bake sale benefiting Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. Bring your own container to transport your baked goods and show up ready to spend some money in support of animals in need. Virtuous Pie PDX, 1126 SE Division, #200, noon-3 pm, FREE


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Tribes & Treaty Rights in the Columbia River Basin
The Oregon Natural Desert Association has invited fishery restoration and watershed protection advocate Aja DeCoteau (a tribal member of the Yakama Nation with lineages of the Cayuse, Nez Perce, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians) to speak on tribal and treaty rights in the Columbia River Basin. The discussion will emphasize the importance of cooperative salmon management across the region. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park, 7-8:30 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Does Portland’s System of Government Work?
For over a year, 12 volunteers from the City Club of Portland researched our city’s form of governance. Join them for an examination of Portland’s governmental structure, their research findings, and a discussion on what challenges the city faces, particularly when “addressing complex issues such as race, policing, and housing.” Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, 6:30-8:30 pm, $5-20 sliding scale

What Does It Mean to Be Good?
How does the definition of morality change or take shape when considering structural oppression? Listen to the thoughts of diversity, equity, and inclusion trainer Brittany M. Wake, and chime in on this community conversation about moral nuance. People’s Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st, 6-7:30 pm, FREE