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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

Picket Against Retaliation
The Burgerville Workers Union isn’t backing down. Amid reports of shady union busting tactics by the bigwigs, BVWU will host a picket line to demand an end to retaliation. Demonstrators will meet at the MLK Jr. statue by the Convention Center at 4:30 pm before marching to Burgerville at 5 pm. Burgerville, 1135 NE MLK, 4:30- 7:30 pm, FREE

Think & Drink on Organizing in Oregon
Oregon Humanities’ Think & Drink series encourages the public to engage with one another by providing a platform for community discussions. Join in on the conversation with Jess Campbell, Jacqueline Keeler, and Scot Nakagawa as they examine how organizations can work to change policy and societal structures. No-cost tickets are also available for those who need them. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, 6:30-8 pm, $10-20 sliding scale


THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

In Conversation with State Attorney Aramis Ayala
The Oregon Justice Resource Center has invited Aramis Ayala, a state attorney from Florida, to discuss the intersections of race, gender, and justice as a public prosecutor. Equivalent to a district attorney in Oregon, Ayala has made national headlines for being the first Black state attorney and for announcing she’d never seek the death penalty. Event is free for formerly incarcerated people. Lincoln Hall at Portland State University, 1620 SW Park, 6:30- 8:30 pm, $10-40


SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Protest the Muslim & Refugee Ban
One year after the Orange administration introduced the Muslim travel ban, refugee admissions to the US are the lowest since 2002 (in the wake of September 11). USA Today reports that while 94,837 refugees were admitted in 2016, only 29,022 refugees were admitted in 2017. Stand up against xenophobia and Islamophobia by showing up to this peaceful airport protest. Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport, 1 pm, FREE


SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

You Who! Rock Show for Kids
The Crystal Ballroom is turning 104 years old and you’re invited! Help them celebrate by catching musical performances from an incredible lineup of Portland beloveds like cat rapper iAmMoshow, Blitzen Trapper, POPgoji, and more. Arrive early for all-ages activities like a scavenger hunt with prizes, temporary hair color by Rudy’s Barbershop, and an interactive Bhangra dance party with the legendary DJ Anjali. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 2-6 pm, FREE

IPAs for Eyes
By indulging in a tasty pint (or three) and noshing on pub fare at Ecliptic Brewing this Sunday, you can give back to OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute Community Outreach Program. Ten percent of all sales benefit the group, which is eradicating preventable blindness by providing no-cost glasses to folks in need. Be there by 5 pm to participate in the raffle for a chance to win a sweet prize. Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N Cook, 11 am-9 pm, FREE


MONDAY, JANUARY 29

Clinton Street Resistance Series presents Fargo
Plunge into the frozen Minnesota tundra of Fargo with buttery popcorn in hand and from the comfort of theater seats at the latest weekly installment of the Clinton Street Theater’s resistance series. This Coen brothers screening benefits Climate Solutions—a nonprofit that knows climate change is real and advocates for the bold policy changes needed to adequately impact our planet’s future. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7-10 pm, FREE (but with a suggested donation)

Oregon Humane Society’s 150th Celebration Kickoff Party
Since 1868, the Oregon Humane Society has fought to prevent the neglect and abuse of animals. In addition to educational community programs and free and low-cost neuter surgeries, OHS helps over 11,000 pets find homes each year. Celebrate their work by meeting with OHS experts, shopping for pet goodies, and partaking in their raffle. All ages are permitted in the event space only. Backyard Social, 1914 N Killingsworth, 6-8 pm, FREE

Never Again: A Jewish Response to the Rohingya Crisis
Ethnic cleansing is not a thing of the past. Since August, over 300,000 Rohingya (a majority Muslim ethnic minority) have been forced to flee from Myanmar to escape extreme violence. Yusuf Iqbal, President of Americans for Rohingya, will provide a vital overview of the conflict while Rabbi Joshua Rose will offer a Jewish view of the crisis and PSU professor Amanda Byron will provide a history of genocide. Postcards urging Congress to take action will be signed and mailed following the presentation. Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis, 6:30-8:30 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

Financial Literacy: Moving Ahead Through Financial Management
For survivors of domestic violence, the process of ending an abusive relationship requires care and acute attention to safety. Regaining control of personal finances is key, but can feel daunting. This workshop will cover the basics of financial literacy with a focus on empowering survivors to take action. Topics include the psychology of money, credit basics, budgeting strategies, recognizing financial abuse, and more. YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont, 2-5 pm, $10-60



VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Pride Foundation
Since 1985, the Pride Foundation has offered vital support through philanthropic scholarships, grants, and fellowships to support organizations and emerging leaders focused on empowering the LBGTQ community. Based in Seattle, the small foundation has provided over $72 million to groups in the Pacific Northwest.
Opportunities and commitment: Ways to help include hosting a house party, establishing a fund, and becoming a sponsor, but most volunteers are needed to help review scholarship applications. Join a team of approximately 20-25 volunteers to review community- and donor-funded scholarships. Next online orientation for new volunteers is Friday, February 2 at noon.
To sign up for volunteering, apply online and contact volunteer manager Eden Shore with any questions at eden [at] pridefoundation [dot] org.