TUE 4/10: Perception: From Prison to Purpose Screening and Panel Discussion

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

First Book Portland Fundraiser
Go ahead and indulge in that sixth taco or horchata at this fundraiser for First Book Portland, an organization that helps children in need start their own home library. Both ¿Por Qué No? locations will donate 20 percent of their sales. For context, $3 in donations is the equivalent of one new book for a local kid. ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria, 3524 N Mississippi and 4635 SE Hawthorne, 11 am-10 pm, FREE

MLK50: Reclaim MLK Anniversary
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis. Today marks 50 years since his death, and seven local organizations are gathering to march, rally, and enjoy music in his honor. King School Park, NE 6th and NE Humboldt, 4 pm, FREE

We Give Wednesday: Born Again Pitbull Rescue (BAPR)
Pit bulls are disproportionately euthanized in shelters across the US, in large part due to prejudice against the breeds generally included in the broad designation. Toss back a cocktail and nosh on vegan chow, knowing that 10 percent of all sales will benefit BAPR. No Bones Beach Club, 3928 N Mississippi, 4-9 pm, FREE

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

Trans Justice Art Showcase
Queer, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people of color are invited to a one-night showcase presented in partnership with Ori Gallery and Forward Together. Artists include Colin Laurel, Ebin Lee, and more. RSVP required! Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi, 5:30-7:30 pm, FREE

Karaoke for the People: Collective Voices Rise
POPS is an action group of SURJ PDX that’s raising money for the Stop the Killings Campaign Caravan, a nationwide tour that will amplify the stories of Filipinos facing human rights abuses in their country. Can’t make it? You can donate online. Voicebox Karoke, 734 SE 6th, 7-9:30 pm, $15-20 sliding scale

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Walk MS: Portland 2018
Support research and community for folks with multiple sclerosis through Walk MS, a fully accessible walk organized by the National MS Society since 1988. Register as an individual or team and pick the route that’s right for you. Entry fee is not required, but is encouraged! World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon, 9 am- 2 pm, $25 suggested donation

Protest the Oregon Zoo
For animal lovers who disagree with zoos’ practices, two local grassroots groups will lead a peaceful protest outside the Oregon Zoo with signs, pamphlets, and more. According to the Facebook event page, the protest will “show empathy for the animals, spread compassion, and raise awareness.” Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon, noon-2 pm, FREE

Composting 101 Workshop
If environmental activism is your jam, gardening, recycling, and living sustainably are great ways to make change. This hands-on workshop will break down the basics of composting, from the science to the bins. Pre-registration is required. Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen, Vancouver, WA, 2-4 pm, $5

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

God Bless the Queens (and Fund Their Tour)
Democracy is officially in the hands of four local drag queens thanks to the new nonprofit the Liberty Belles. Help fund the first nationwide tour of its kind as the queens embark on an adventure full of comedy, performance, and plenty of opportunities for voter registration and political engagement! Enjoy stellar performances, raffle prizes, and more at this fundraiser. Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW 3rd, 5-8 pm, $20

Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces
This free workshop hosted by Portland United Against Hate will prepare attendees with necessary skills for interrupting hate by using an active, nonviolent framework. Be sure to register early. YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont, 1-5 pm, FREE

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

Visibly Invisible: Honoring Our Unsung Sheroes
This two-hour event will celebrate and honor Black women and discuss the many roles they take on in their own communities and beyond. Julianne R. Johnson will host a panel, and the program will feature photography and clothing inspired by African prints. An award ceremony recognizing local leaders will follow. The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, 6:30-9:30 pm, FREE

Perception: From Prison to Purpose Screening and Panel Discussion
Oregon’s Measure 11, one the harshest laws in the country, requires mandatory minimum sentencing for convicted youths. Oregon also has the second-highest rate of trying youths as adults in court. This powerful documentary focuses on the impact of this law; a panel featuring individuals who were incarcerated as youths will follow. NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 7-9 pm, $9

Gresham Housing for the People: Organizing Meeting
As rents continue to rise in Gresham, Pueblo Unido PDX and the Community Alliance of Tenants are partnering to prepare testimonies for the next city council meeting. Free refreshments and childcare provided. Organizadores que hablan español estarán disponibles durante el evento. Reynolds Middle School, 1200 NE 201st, Fairview, 6:30- 8 pm, FREE