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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Black History Karaoke Fundraiser for Social Change
Sing your heart out in celebration of Black History Month and another year of community work on behalf of Don’t Shoot PDX. This karaoke fundraiser is all ages and all joy. RSVP suggested. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5-10 pm, $10 suggested donation; FREE for youth

Building Immigrant Justice in the Capitol
Interested in learning how to better support immigrant and refugee rights in Oregon, but not sure where to start? Join the inclusive, family-focused nonprofit Forward Together for an evening of Oregon immigration legislative history, policies, and opportunities for action. RSVP suggested. OpenHAUS Coworking, 5020 NE MLK, 6-7:30 pm, FREE

The Power of Words
Get cozy with an evening of readings hosted by several contributors behind the book Mirrors and Closets: The Complex Journey of LGBTQ Twins & Their Siblings. Pick your favorite Northwest beer on tap and snack on vegan fare. A portion of book and food proceeds even benefit Green Acres Farm Sanctuary! Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont, 7:30-9 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, MARCH 1

DisarmPSU Film Festival
This radical, weekend-long film festival combines shorts, full-length features, and lectures covering a range of radical topics including prison abolition, justice, indigenous rights, and more. Documentary screenings include the Portland-based Arresting Power and Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock. Visit disarmpsu.com for full schedule. 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall, Fri March 1, 6:30-10:30 pm; Sat March 2, 7-10:30 pm; Sun March 3, 3-6 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Save First Financial Wellness Basics
Since the end of capitalism isn’t entirely in sight yet, now is the perfect time to get a rein on your personal finances. The messy money system can feel overwhelming and now you don’t have to learn about it all on your own. This half-day course (with scholarships available) covers the works: budgeting, debt reduction, saving money, and credit building. Save First Financial, 2740 SE Powell, 9 am-1 pm, $25 for individuals, $40 for couples

PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap
Calling all LGBTQIA+ cuties in need of some fresh, environmentally friendly attire! The sixth PDX trans and queer clothing swap is here. BYO bag to lug your new haul and consider bringing a grocery bag or two of goodies to donate. Cis, straight allies can support by donating clothing and accessories in advance. PICA, 15 NE Hancock, noon-3 pm, FREE


SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Womxn’s March & Rally for Action
This year’s Womxn’s March is intent on separating itself from previous iterations. They’ve chosen a different date from the nationwide movement and have denounced the anti-Blackness, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic hate speech associated with their sister organization. Join them in this inclusive march of solidarity and bring signs supporting causes close to your heart. PSU Park Blocks, SW Montgomery & Park, noon-3 pm, FREE


THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Celebrate works of art created by currently and formerly incarcerated people at this event concluding Lewis & Clark Law School’s annual Week Against Mass Incarceration. Connect with local organizations engaging in prison abolition, peruse the artistry, and soak up the words found in All Rise—a print publication showcasing art by people in prison. Snacks and refreshments provided. Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 SW Terwilliger, 7-9 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, MARCH 8

A Collab for International Women’s Day
This IWD, spend your dollars dining on a collaborative dinner prepared by six women and nonbinary chefs. Each dish or drink is designed by a different culinary artist! The event will also feature music from a woman or nonbinary performer. Broad Space, 425 SE 3rd, Unit 305, 7-10 pm, $60


SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Social Justice Saturday
Don’t Shoot PDX invites community members to strategize in support of social justice topics every second Saturday. Join them this month for a conversation about gun violence in Portland and come ready to plan for direct action. Woodlawn MIC, 1425 NE Dekum, 11 am-1 pm, FREE

Second Annual Empty Bowls for Self-Care
The PDX Alliance for Self-Care connects folks from marginalized communities with the resources they need to access self-care from events and education, to practitioners and more. Local potters have donated beautiful handmade bowls so attendees in need of some TLC (in the form of tasty soups and stew) can do so in style. This nourishing event will also pair soups with sides, beer and wine, music, and a raffle. Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark, 6-11 pm, $30 for general, $15 for youth & BIPOC


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

40 Years of Central City Concern
Since 1979, Central City Concern (CCC) has been serving people facing houselessness, poverty, and/or substance abuse by providing support with housing, health, and employment. This 40-year retrospective retraces CCC’s history and showcases what it looks like to be a leader in compassionate community health, healing, and hope. Old Town Recovery Center, 33 NW Broadway, 5:30-8 pm, FREE

Bark Ecology Club: Wildlife Tracking with Cascadia Wild
Cascadia Wild’s Wolverine Tracking Project was born from curiosity and a wild rumor about a lynx living on Mt. Hood. Although the account turned out to be false, the thrill of the hunt led the group of volunteers to launch a formalized program with fellow volunteers to use their skills to collect vital data in support of rare carnivores in the area. You can learn more about their work, the types of surveys they conduct, and how you can get trained and involved with the grassroots group at this month’s edition of Ecology Club, an ecologically themed conversation hosted by Bark every second Wednesday. Bark, 351 NE 18th, 6:30-8:30 pm, FREE