SAT 4/14: Angel’s Rest Trail Work Party Rick Stratton, U.S. Forest Service, flew over the Eagle Creek Fire Sept. 23, 2017 and recorded images

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Beds Not Bullets: A Resource Drive and Rally Against PPB
On Saturday, April 7, Portland police shot and killed a man in a homeless shelter. Portland’s Resistance will host a rally and resource drive to show support for the city’s houseless communities. Bring supplies for donation such as coats, tents, and menstrual hygiene items. Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th, 4-6 pm, FREE

Call to Safety’s Visionary Award Reception
Call to Safety provides vital support to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors by providing a 24-hour helpline and much more. Celebrate their work and the work of award recipients Alexandra Appleton and Liberation Barbell at this reception. Ticket price includes two drink tokens and food. Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, 6-9 pm, $25


THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Yom HaShoah: Day of Remembrance
Every year, Yom HaShoah provides a space to honor and remember the victims of the Holocaust. Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, the Oregon Jewish Museum, and Center for Holocaust Education for this public recital of the victims’ names, birthplaces, and ages. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th, 10 am-5 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, APRIL 13

A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon
What does it mean to have a home? Why don’t all people have housing security? Former Community Alliance of Tenants organizer Cristina Palacios will lead a conversation exploring this basic human right as part of the campus’ month-long series “Culture & Conversation.” ASRC Building at Portland State University, 1800 SW 6th, Room 620, 5:30-7 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Angel’s Rest Trail Work Party
Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand to Trailkeepers of Oregon as they embark on the mission to restore one of more than 40 trails damaged during last summer’s Eagle Creek Fire. This event may be cancelled due to weather, so stay in the loop with all details and preparation info by emailing volunteers [at] trailkeepersoforegon [dot] org. Angels Rest Trailhead, 47787 Historic Columbia River, Bridal Veil, 8:30 am-3 pm, FREE

Portland City Council Debate
Having a tough time deciding who you’ll vote for in the upcoming local election? Make an informed decision by hearing directly from the candidates at this friendly debate. Most folks running for City Council Positions 2 and 3 will be in attendance. ASL and Spanish interpretation, as well as supervised activities for children, will be available. The Gathering Church, 5921 SE 88th, 10 am-1 pm, FREE

That’s What She Said: Spring Queening
What better way to shake off seasonal hibernation than by enjoying brilliant comedy from feminist comedy collective That’s What She Said. Hear from Alejandra Ruiz, Berlyn Lee, and Samhita Reddy, among others, and rest easy knowing your dollars are going directly to the YWCA’s support group for women of color. The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis, 7:30-10 pm, $10


SUNDAY, APRIL 15

Building with Trash
They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and no other event takes this sentiment as seriously as this innovative drop-in event for DIY enthusiasts, which will help people construct prototype home furnishings using hard-to-recycle materials. Tools and snacks are provided, but bring along a drill or circular saw if you have one. All skill levels are welcome. City Repair Project, 1421 SE Division, 11 am-3 pm, FREE


MONDAY, APRIL 16

The Limits of Whiteness
As racial paradigms continue to shift, Neda Maghbouleh, author of The Limits of Whiteness, will explore the story of Iranian American identity and the theoretical move between white and POC lines. This event will also feature a tasty reception with plenty of Persian cuisine. Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Room 238, noon-2 pm, FREE

CR PDX: Prisoner Correspondence Night
Every month, volunteers gather to mail up to 25 letters to political prisoners and share resources, books, and more. Critical Resistance Portland (CR PDX) is a local chapter of the prison abolition group founded by Dr. Angela Davis. Can’t make it? Consider a monetary donation, which will be used for stamps, pens, and more to keep the group running. In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30-8:30 pm, FREE


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

New Year in the Park

April marks the beginning of a new year for Cambodian, Thai, Lao, and Burmese cultures. Since 2014, New Year in the Park has hosted an authentic festival full of music, performance, food, and sports to celebrate Southeast Asian communities locally and beyond. This year’s free festivities will take place on Saturday, April 28 at Glenhaven Park from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

Opportunities and commitment: Day-of volunteers are needed to help with set-up, clean-up, and general event activities. Flexible shift times are available and no experience is necessary. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. Schools with the most volunteers will win a pizza party, and high school seniors and college students will be entered into a drawing for a $500 scholarship. To sign up for volunteering, send an email to Amphone Srivilai at amps0612 [at] gmail [dot] com