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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Dream Act Rally
Although the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was rescinded in September, the Dream Act is still a viable alternative bill that would provide a path to lawful permanent residence or US citizenship for those who are eligible. Join the Oregon DACA Coalition for a rally to call on Congress to support a clean Dream Act. Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court NE, Salem, 3-4 pm, FREE

Nasty Disaster: A Puerto Rico Benefit
There’s nothing quite as punk than punks playing music for social change. Enjoy an evening of headbanging while simultaneously raising money for Puerto Rico disaster relief supplies. Music by Sleeping Beauties, Long Knife, Petite, and No Gracias. Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 8:30 pm, $10


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

Humane Society Fundraiser and Pet Photos with Santa
Gussy up Fido for a snapshot with Santa at this fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society in partnership with KeyBank of Oregon and Michael Gary Photography. The event is free, but purchasing prints ensures a portion of sales are donated to the cause (and your extended family gets to enjoy the gift that is your pet’s existence). KeyBank, 4600 SE Woodstock, noon-4 pm, FREE

Screening: Kon-Tiki
Sit back and enjoy the controversial adventures of Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian explorer most famous for sailing across the Pacific Ocean on a homemade raft. All proceeds will benefit the Human Access Project, a non-profit focused on strengthening the bond between people and the Willamette River. An after-party with free beer, pizza, and dancing will follow at Popina Swimwear (2030 NE 42nd). Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 6:20-8:45 pm, $7-9

Queer: An Open Mic
Every week, Queer hosts an open mic night with a couple of featured comics. This week, they’re raising money for Food Not Bombs PDX, a community-driven free vegan picnic in operation since 1988. Comedy slot signups start at 7 pm. Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK, 7:30-9 pm


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

Community Alliance of Tenants’ Salsa Party
Get your salsa emoji on at Community Alliance of Tenants’ annual fundraising gala and help them continue their work for affordable, safe housing. Grab a light dinner from the buffet, get up to date on the organization’s work, and partake in an hour-long salsa lesson! Bring cash for the full bar. Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook, 6:30-9:30 pm, $25


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

Great Sock Giveaway
Keeping your feet dry and having access to warm clothing in the winter is important, but it’s especially crucial for people facing homelessness. All socks will be 20 percent off at this one-day sale, and for every pair purchased, Next Adventure will donate a pair of Wigwam Socks to Bradley Angle and p:ear! Next Adventure, 426 SE Grand, 10 am-6 pm, FREE

Defend Immigrants, Fight Back Against Patriot Prayer
As proponents of the border wall politicize the death of Kate Steinle, Rose City Antifa will host a counter protest to Patriot Prayer’s rally on the same day. Contrary to this incident and common narratives, immigrants are actually less likely to commit crimes than those who are native-born. The organizers welcome fellow advocates to stand up in defense of all immigrants and refugees regardless of status. Chapman Square, 210 SW Main, noon-4 pm, FREE

Celebrating Women of Color Working in the Trades
Oregon Tradeswomen and Constructing Hope provide free and accessible avenues for women interested in apprenticeship and career training programs in the fields of skilled trades. Hear stories directly from women of color paving the way for future tradeswomen and learn more about how you can get involved. Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook, 10 am-1 pm, FREE


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

A Concert for Human Rights in the Philippines
Celebrate international Human Rights Day by welcoming ICHRP PNW, a coalition for human rights in the Philippines comprising several organizations including Portland CHRP, POPS, PIRC, and more. Expect amazing music, art, food, a silent auction, speeches, and more. SEIU Local, 6401 SE Foster, 2-6 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Interrupting Oppression: The Outdoor Industry = Toxic Masculinity
Terra Incognita Media believes that rock climbing and trekking the Pacific Crest Trail shouldn’t be synonymous with whiteness or masculinity. This discussion-heavy workshop is the third of five events hosted by the group and will explore the ways “toxic masculinity manifests in the outdoor industry/culture.” Bring business cards and a journal to jot down notes. Backyard Social, 1914 N Killingsworth, 7:30-9:30 pm, $5 suggested donation

Civic Drinks at the Media Institute
Interested in informal conversations over complimentary brews? City Club of Portland’s Civic Drinks program will take place at the Media Institute for Social Change this month and provide space for discourse around media, a 2017 recap, or anything else on your mind. Media Institute for Social Change, 3636A N Mississippi, 5:30- 7 pm, FREE