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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Setting the Table: A Better Tomorrow for Portland’s Youth
Every month, local news website Bridgeliner brings together community leaders for panel discussions and conversations around a dinner table where attendees can chew on important issues over a shared meal. This month, the topic is supporting our city’s youth. What work is currently being done and how can you further it? WeWork, 220 NW 8th, 6-9 pm, $15-25

Climate Justice Knows No Borders: Portland to the Philippines
Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, a local anti-war, pro-democracy activist group, embarks on “exposure trips” as part of their work to directly engage in action on-the-ground in the Philippines. Listen in on the trip debrief and learn how you can get involved. Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th, 7-9 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

T: A Dance Party for the Trans Community
DJ Jackpott will be spinning tracks at this trans-affirming dance party benefitting Point of Pride, a nonprofit that offers incredible services and programming ranging from free trans femme shapeware and chest binders to an annual transgender surgery fund. Allies are welcome, but trans folks will be centered at this event. Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison, 9 pm-1:30 am, $5-15 donation


SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

The Exchange: A Multi-Cultural Day Market
Revel in the majesty of delicious food, engaging performances, vivid artwork, and handmade wares at this festival hosted by SE Uplift. All vendors identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. RSVP requested and public transit encouraged. SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main, noon-6 pm, FREE

Screening: Flag Wars
Gentrification is a systemic process which pushes poor people out through urban development. But the sudden trendiness of neighborhoods—often sparked by the arrival of white artists—further fuels the process. This struggle is the focus of Flag Wars, a 2013 documentary exploring the ramifications of white gay homeowners moving into a working class Black neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Tonight’s screening will raise funds for Black-led self-determination projects. Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th, 6 pm, $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)


SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Street Roots’ Street Party
Celebrate 20 years of award-winning work of beloved nonprofit and street newspaper Street Roots. Get ready for family-friendly activities, solid tunes, free food, and a marketplace featuring art and wares made by the paper’s amazing vendors. Street Roots, 211 NW Davis, 1-4 pm, FREE


MONDAY, AUGUST 19

PYEC Presents: Tribal Recognition
The Portland Youth and Elders Council is an open, grassroots group focused on improving the lives of local Native Americans through community development and the practice of tradition. At their monthly meeting, they’ll host several Native leaders to discuss tribal membership, identity, and federal recognition of tribes. Dinner provided. RSVP at bit.ly/2GVHGEu. Native American Youth and Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia, 5:30-8 pm, FREE

PDX Prisoner Correspondence Night
The Portland chapter of Critical Resistance, a nationwide prison abolition grassroots organization, hosts a monthly mailing event to write letters, provide resources, and send reading materials to people incarcerated in Oregon and Washington jails. Donations of stationary supplies (pens, stamps, etc.) and monetary support welcome. Dismantle, Change, Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30-8:30 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Unity: A Night of Feminist Latinx/PDX Hip-Hop
Witness the confluence of several incredible performers of color at this evening celebrating hip-hop, Latinidad, and intersectional feminism featuring KayelaJ, Valentina Peralta, Mare Advertencia Lirika, and DJ Lapaushi of the Noche Libre collective. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

11th Annual Pink Party
Pink slushies, sex ed stories, and limited-edition tees emblazed with “Don’t fuck with us, don’t fuck without us” will all be available at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon’s annual fundraiser. Support access to birth control and reproductive freedom while taking sassy pics in a photobooth and learning how to further your impact. Purchase tickets in advance and snag an exclusive pin to match your T-shirt. Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 5-8 pm, $10-15 suggested donation


SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Illamette: A Hip-Hop River Festival
Portland Harbor Community Coalition and Get Hooked Foundation both do work centered on the outdoors, monitoring Willamette River health and safety levels or introducing youth and families to sport fishing. They’re joining forces today to provide a full-day festival featuring a water ceremony, catch-and-release fishing lessons, food, vendors, and more, all topped off with amazing local hip-hop performers. Cathedral Park, N Edison and N Pittsburg, 11 am-6 pm, FREE

Jade International Night Market
Every year the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon hosts an ode to Asian night markets with two Saturday evenings of spectacular vending, dance, art, music, and more to support local small businesses in Portland’s Jade District. PCC SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd, Saturday, August 25 and Saturday, August 31, 5 pm-10 pm, FREE

Pueblo Unido PDX Benefit
Not only is this a chance to bid farewell to local hardcore heroes Squalor as they play their final show alongside fellow punk outfits War Cry and Gilded Age, but all proceeds from the show will support Pueblo Unido, a local nonprofit helping support Portland community members facing potential deportation. Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie, 7 pm, FREE (donations encouraged)


SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Confronting Ableism
People with disabilities and allies are invited to come together for this monthly event to discuss new topics related to disability rights. Come with questions, curiosity, and an openness to share your own experiences. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 1-3 pm, FREE


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

INK & DRINK for Brown Girl Rise
Stock up on gorgeous works of art made by local artists in support of a rotation of radical nonprofits at Ink and Drink. This month, half of all proceeds go to Brown Girl Rise, a trans-inclusive nonprofit supporting sisterhood and cultural knowledge amongst girls of color. Participating artists this month include Maria Rodriguez, Alicia Plate, and Molly Mendoza. Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 7-10 pm, FREE