Todd Saucier

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

The Unusual Suspects: A Benefit for Black Lives Matter
Give a hearty laugh and round of applause at the inaugural installment of Carter Cares, a monthly benefit bridging comedy and change. This showcase will focus on Black Lives Matter and features excellent acts including Shrista Tyree and Mercury columnist D. Martin Austin. The Big Legrowlski, 812 NW Couch, 8 pm, donations accepted

Transportation Trivia Night: Trimodal Edition
Susan B. Anthony was a mega fan of the bicycle and called it the “freedom machine.” Drop knowledge bombs like this at Transportation Trivia Night! This event benefits Oregon Walks and their partnership with Community Cycling Center and OPAL Environmental Justice. Ten percent of Radio Room sales and all entry fee proceeds will be donated. Radio Room, 1101 NE Alberta, 7-10 pm, $10


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

Invest in Youth Panel
Know Your City focuses on engaging the public through art and social justice. Hear from young local artists using art for social change at this ice cream social and panel. Beach Elementary School, 1710 N Humboldt, 6:30-9 pm, $6

Flawless Bingo Happy Hour: Reproductive Equity Edition
Celebrate Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), the bill lauded as the most progressive reproductive health policy in the United States, and raise money for three amazing organizations at this bingo and booze fundraiser. Write postcards thanking state lawmakers, pose in a photo booth, and try your luck at bingo for $1 per round. Century, 930 SE Sandy, 6-9 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Summer Speak Out for Good Jobs
Stand up for union workers at this rally in protest of Zeller Realty Group’s decision to switch janitorial contractors after purchasing the Umpqua Bank Plaza building. The Chicago-based company has the ability to pick from established union contractors but opted to bring in one with a history of low wages and benefits. Umpqua Bank Plaza, 530 SW 5th, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

Peace Beyond the Peace Talks: Special Livestream Forum
The Philippine government has halted the peace process negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF), a coalition of social justice organizations dedicated to national liberation and democracy. This livestream forum will give you the chance to hear directly from the NDF about the challenges they’re currently facing. Metanoia Peace Community, 2116 NE 18th, 10:30 am-1 pm, FREE

Community Cares Day at Lent Elementary School
Portland Public Schools donates $700 to the PTA of any school that hosts a campus cleanup with a turnout of 50-plus. Lent Elementary School is 76 percent POC and one of many participating sites. Help them reach their goal! Snacks and lunch provided. Lent Elementary School, 5105 SE 97th, 9 am-noon, FREE


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Suds and Paws for a Cause

April Carter Schiavo was a beloved veterinarian who worked at Banfield Pet Hospital and volunteered at the Humane Society. She passed away from breast cancer in February and her loved ones have chosen to honor her with a scholarship for students enrolled in PCC’s veterinary technology program. Enjoy live music, lawn games, and pet-friendly vendors while giving back. Donation-based dog washes available on site. Coalition Brewing, 2705 SE Ankeny, 1-7 pm, FREE


MONDAY, AUGUST 28

Insights from the Outside: Envisioning a More Just Neighborhood
After an engaging panel discussion on houselessness from individuals who’ve actually lived it, this attendees will make art together and envision a future where we’re good neighbors to everyone. Jade/APANO Multicultural Space, 8114 SE Division, 6-8 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

Transgender Justice 101 Training
This free training hosted by Basic Rights Oregon will cover the unique issues faced by the trans community and teach attendees how to be more effective and aware allies. Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 2941 NE Ainsworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, FREE

Bystander Intervention Workshop with Don’t Shoot Portland
Young Professionals, a group of early and mid-career Oregonians interested in global affairs, partners with the World Affairs Council of Oregon to host a slew of events. This month: Teressa Raiford of Don’t Shoot PDX leads her workshop on bystander intervention and keeping each other safe in the face of violence. Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan, 6:30-9:30 pm, $5-20 sliding scale


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

One Hundred Seconds
One Hundred Seconds is a B-Corporation-certified video production agency that creates short videos for local clients. Last year they launched the One Hundred Seconds: Spotlight giveaway which donates the full production video to a nonprofit. Sisters of the Road was the inaugural recipient. This year, they’re asking for Portlanders to nominate and vote for nonprofits they’d like to see win a 100-second video.
How to participate: Nominate your favorite nonprofit between August 24 and September 6 by commenting on One Hundred Seconds’ social media and/or emailing hello@onehundredseconds.com. Cast your vote for the three finalists between September 7–13. The winner will be announced September 14.