Class War for Christmas, Sun 12/17 at Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland Democratic Socialists of America

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Fourth Annual Winter Mixer for Emergency Loan Fund
ROSE is an organization that has been supporting outer Southeast Portland neighborhoods since 1992. Through their emergency loan fund, they help low-income residents pay for unexpected costs including medical, utility, or transportation needs. Get to know the current ROSE team and past loan recipients, bring cash for raffle tickets, and help raise money for the fund! Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont, 6-8 pm, FREE

Screening of Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland
In 2002, reporter and director Cornelius Swart told the story of North and Northeast Portland families and their struggles as the seeds of gentrification had just been planted. Fifteen years later, they revisited the same neighborhoods for an update in Priced Out. Tickets are cash only and previous screenings sold out, so show up early. McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, 7-8:30 pm; 9:30-11 pm, $5-10 sliding scale

#Metoo—What to Do
Three panelists will speak about their experiences navigating the emotional and physical effects of trauma and sexual abuse as professionals. Host Pom Pom Social is a meet-up group for “rad moms and free spirits,” but being a parent isn’t a requisite. Half of all ticket proceeds will benefit activist Tarana Burke, who coined “me too” over a decade ago and runs an org called Just Be Inc. that’s focused on the wellbeing of young women of color. Bonus: free pizza and wine. Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine, 7-10 pm, $5-10 sliding scale


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

Sweater Weather 2017
Enjoy delicious warm drinks from four skilled femme bartenders all in the name of social justice. Each bartender has selected a nonprofit organization to support, and their concoctions (and your generosity) will leave you feeling extra toasty. Recipients include the Q Center, El Programa Hispano Católico, and more. Sweaters highly encouraged. Townshend’s Tea Company, 2223 NE Alberta, 6-10 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

Community Service and Feed In
Every third Saturday of the month, you can help prep and distribute warm meals for hungry folks at this grassroots community feed-in held in collaboration with five local groups. The Hughes Memorial also serves as an ongoing site for hospitality kits and clothing dropoff, so be sure to bring along additional resources. Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing, 10 am, FREE


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

Class War for Christmas
If the tax bill that Congress passed left you feeling like you’ve been robbed by the Grinch, consider joining the Portland Democratic Socialists of America for “some good old-fashion holiday class war” at Pioneer Square. Wear red and dress in your best holiday digs as you chant and carol in this public demonstration that festively flexes your First Amendment right. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th, 3-4 pm, FREE

Jingle Bell Bully Walk
Despite several studies that prove pit bulls are just as friendly and sweet as other breeds, they’re still the most frequently discriminated against, due to overrepresentation in negative media and their use in dogfighting. The Portland Pit Bull Parade celebrates all bully breeds by adorning pups with bells and strutting around Downtown Portland. Cheer them on—or better yet, BYOBully. Salmon Street Fountain, 1020 SW Naito, 1-3 pm, FREE


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

Sanctuary Everywhere Interfaith Vigil
A difference in faith doesn’t have to mean a difference in beliefs. The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice invites people from all religions and spiritualties to come together in support of immigrant and refugee communities. Respective prayers and rituals will be shared outside of Washington County Courthouse—a site periodically targeted by ICE agents. Washington County Courthouse, 145 NE 2nd, Hillsboro, noon-1 pm, FREE

Sending Love & Solidarity: Prisoner Postcards with CR PDX
The holiday season can be a tough time for anyone, but when you’re incarcerated, it can feel even more isolating. Critical Resistance PDX sends letters to people in prison year-round, but they’re teaming up with Black & Pink to send words of encouragement to LGBTQ prisoners this holiday season. Bring cash donations for postage and new supplies like pens, standard envelopes, and copies of Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis if you can! In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30- 8:30 pm, FREE

Bark It Out: A Comedy Benefit for Animal Aid
Does your cuddly cat come up in every single conversation? At Bark It Out, a pet-centric comedy and storytelling event, you’ll finally fit right in! Gear up for an evening of laughs in support of fuzzy friends and the invaluable work of no-kill rescue shelter Animal Aid PDX. Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10 suggested donation


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

A Hanukkah-ish Supper & Benefit
Enjoy a mouthwatering Hannukah-ish farm dinner with desserts, local beers, and raffle prizes in support of the arts. Ori Gallery, the recipient of this fundraiser, will focus on amplifying trans, queer, and POC artists and opens in North Portland in February 2018! Handsome Pizza, 1603 NE Killingsworth, 6-9 pm, $45-55

Liberation Literacy Fundraiser and Screening
Every week Liberation Literacy meets inside of Columbia River Correctional Institution to lead a reading and discussion group centered around the African diaspora and social justice. They also offer prisoners nearly 500 books through their Freedom Library. Support their work by watching the gripping documentary Whose Streets? at this week’s installment of the Clinton Street Resistance Series. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 6-9 pm, $5-10 suggested donation