Mercury Staff

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Pi Day & Fundraiser for Girls Inc.
Sometimes the only constant we can count on is pi. By dining at Rally Pizza on March 14, you can contribute to this fundraiser for the youth organization Girls Inc. For every full-size pizza, they’ll donate $3.14. What better way is there to celebrate 3.141592653589793? Rally Pizza, 8070 E Mill Plain, Vancouver, Washington, 11 am-9 pm, FREE

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Disability & Equity: A Deeper Conversation
Learn about the history of disability rights, the importance of accessibility in social justice, and the intersections of race and disability at this half-day workshop led by instructors who experience disabilities. Participants will work together in small groups to discuss how they can better address issues of inequality. YWCA of Greater Portland, 4601 SE Belmont, 2-5 pm, $30

Power, Police, and Privilege with DeRay McKesson
DeRay McKesson, host of Crooked Media’s Pod Save the People podcast, is an activist, educator, and leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement against police and state violence. McKesson was awarded an honorary doctorate from the New School and was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune in 2015. He’ll speak about contemporary protests in Ferguson and Baltimore, the role of social media in change, and more. Free admission for formerly incarcerated people. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park, 6-9 pm, $25-65

Bark’s Spring Volunteer Orientation
Roll your sleeves up and keep Mount Hood safe by volunteering with Bark. Whether you’re interested in helping the org by engaging in outreach or fieldwork in the forest, there’s a way for you to help. Sign up by filling out a volunteer interest form at bark-out.org/content/volunteer-bark. Bark, 351 NE 18th, 6-7 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Acey’s Closet Spring Sale: A Benefit for Dress for Success Oregon
This weekend-long sale features new and gently used clothing with a focus on designer digs. Items start at $5 and proceeds benefit Dress for Success Oregon. Check the Facebook event for a detailed sale schedule. Dress of Success, 1532 NE 37th, noon-7 pm, FREE

Rally for Constructive Negotiations
At 34 percent, adjunct faculty make up the majority of PSU’s teaching force–yet they’re paid less than full-time faculty for the same courses, don’t receive benefits, and have a half-time workload cap. Stand with the PSUFA as they embark on a collective bargaining kickoff for fairer wages and benefits. South Park Blocks, SW Park & Montgomery, 1-1:30 pm, FREE

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

St. Johns Neighborhood Litter Clean Up
The Surfrider Foundation’s Portland Chapter works together to protect bodies of water around Oregon. Enjoy food and drinks at this family- and dog-friendly event to keep St. Johns’ waterways and rivers clean. Rain or shine! The Fixin’ To, 8218 N Lombard, 10 am-noon, FREE

Beaverton Volunteer Fair
If you’ve wanted to get involved in volunteer opportunities in Beaverton, you’re in luck! The city will host over 40 local non-profits including Meals on Wheels, Welcome Home Coalition, and CASA to share information on their services and get new folks involved in helping their missions. Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th, Beaverton, 10 am-1 pm, FREE

Show Us Some Love: Show & Fundraiser
A powerhouse quartet of Portland’s art collectives have teamed up to introduce “Art Saved My Life” artist residencies for artists of color who have faced displacement due to gentrification. Support the first season of their work by attending this all-ages benefit show featuring live performances, DJ sets, and spoken word. Forest for the Trees, 3903 N Michigan, 6-10 pm, $5 suggested donation

MONDAY, MARCH 19

SPARC Community Kick-off Night
A study released in late 2017 revealed that although people of color account for 29 percent of the population in Multnomah County, they represent roughly 37 percent of people living on the streets. Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC) has launched to address and remedy those disparities. Learn how to help at their kick-off event. Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, 5:30-7:30 pm, FREE

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

Spring Equinox Adoption Drive
Get to know your future adoptive fur baby at this Oregon Humane Society adoption drive. Sip beers, enjoy tunes provided by DJ Reverend Robert Sinewave, and mingle with prospective adoptees. Radio Room, 1101 NE Alberta, 3-6 pm, FREE

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Latino Network
Since 1996, Latino Network has worked tirelessly to support Latinx communities in Multnomah County through culturally specific educational programs, practices, and services. From civic engagement to early childhood support and leadership development, Latino Network encourages empowerment at all levels.

Opportunities: Volunteer mentors and tutors are needed for after-school programs, food pantry help, administrative support, and various events. Commitment times vary by opportunity from one time to six months, and seasonal/on-call. Send questions to volunteers [at] latnet [dot] org or to Volunteer Coordinator Justina Romo at justina [at] latnet [dot] org.