THURSDAY, JUNE 1
Our City, Our Voice
With the help of artist and PSU professor Sabina Haque, Madison High students from have explored how the city’s East/West divide and investment decisions have affected our communities. Scope their huge silkscreen posters, get a copy of their zine, and get to know the artists 1:1 at this open gathering. Jade/APANO Multicultural Space, 8114 SE Division, 6:30-9 pm, FREE
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
Budget & Revenue Town Hall
Care about equal access to education and want to support Portland youth? Join this town hall meeting to speak with Oregon State House Representatives from districts 41-46. You’ll get the low-down on the proposed Oregon Education Investment Initiative, which will reform the state’s tax code and guarantee funding for our next generation of students. Benson Polytechnic High School, 546 NE 12th, 10-11:30 am, FREE
March for Truth PDX
If you’re fed up with the White House’s love for fake news and alternative facts, this is the rally for you. BYOSign and friends to link arms with. Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison, 11 am-12:30 pm, FREE
Green in the Hood: Stories of Food Justice
Where do the needs of people of color land in the conversation for healthy eating? Community members from a variety of backgrounds will share food stories and talk about access, health services, and urban gardening in the context of marginalized communities. Attendees will receive food and discounted tickets to the Star Theater after party. Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th, 6-8:30 pm, $10 suggested donation
SUNDAY, JUNE 4
It might be tempting to roll your eyes at a woman-oriented run with breakfast cocktails and massages, but who doesn’t like perks when sweating for social change? A portion of this Portland Monthly 5k will benefit the very radical Girls, Inc., which supports youth through a variety of afterschool programming. Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Oaks Park, Run starts at 9 am, $25; Party from 9:30 am-1 pm, FREE
Defend Portland! No Nazis on Our Streets!
To counter Vancouver alt-right vlogger Joey Gibson’s planned “Free Speech Rally” featuring a keynote speaker who rose to internet fame for beating protestors with sticks, several antifa groups are leading opposing protests. Ted Wheeler has also called for the federal government to pull the permits for Gibson’s rally. Given the nature of antifa tactics, this event is not recommended for kids. Chapman Square, SW 4th and SW Madison, noon-4 pm, FREE
Places of Action: NAACP Black Legacy Project Bus Tour
Immerse yourself in Portland’s Black history as you travel to local sites of significance on what is surely the only acceptable tour by bus. Tickets start at $10, but you’re encouraged to donate more so the NAACP can continue to host engaging, educational events. Golden West Hotel, 707 NW Everett, 1:45-5 pm, $10-75
MONDAY, JUNE 5
Village Building Convergence 2017: Kenton Women’s Village
The time has finally come to roll up your sleeves and help build the Kenton sleeping pod village for women experiencing homelessness. Tasks include crafting planters, stairs, fences, and berms. Two dates for volunteering guarantee twice the fun. 2221 N Argyle, Mon 9 am-5 pm; Weds 9 am-5 pm, FREE
TUESDAY, JUNE 6
Eight That Can’t Wait Discussion: Economic Fragility
When the Women’s Foundation of Oregon identified eight areas of critical need to ensure the state is serving (the better) half of its population, the organization set up a panel for each topic. Learn about economic fragility at the final installment of this discussion series. Women’s Foundation of Oregon, 221 NW 2nd, Suite 302, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, $15 suggested donation
Bottoms Up for Babies
Even if you don’t like adorable infants, we can all agree the world would be a better place if every baby butt was covered by a clean diaper. The PDX Diaper Bank provides low-income families, older adults, and people with disabilities with the hygienic products they need. You can support them by downing craft brews, with $1 of every pint donated to this cause. Oregon City Brewing Company, 1401 Washington, Oregon City, 5-11 pm, FREE
Portland Children’s Museum (PCM)
Since 1946, PCM has provided a safe space for kids to explore and learn. They follow the ultra-progressive Reggio Emilia philosophy and their exhibits are designed with accessibility in mind. Families who receive public income-related assistance also qualify for $1 visits or $15 yearly memberships.
Opportunities: Youth and adults can assist with clay studio support, event decoration, and arts and crafts help.
Typical commitment: Two four-hour shifts per month for a minimum of six months. Background checks required. Get involved at portlandcm.org.