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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Emergency Relief Benefit for Hurricane Harvey
This community-run concert will feature the minimal techno project Sky Symbol Rituals, electronic beats by Collective Disparity, and more musical acts. All proceeds (excluding bar sales) will be donated to Heart to Heart International to support Hurricane Harvey flood relief efforts. Donations of canned food, clothing in good condition, toilet paper, and menstrual products are also accepted. Lovecraft Bar, 421 SE Grand, 8-10:30 pm, $5 suggested donation


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Help Houston at Ecliptic Brewing
Ten percent of all today’s sales at Ecliptic Brewing will be donated to two groups supporting Houston residents. The Houston Humane Society has been providing shelter and care for animals affected by Harvey, while Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies helps people with disabilities secure shelter, medication, and more during disasters. Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N Cook, 11 am-10 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Portland DSA General Meeting
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest Marxist organization in the US, with more than 25,000 members. Interested in learning what all the hubbub is about? Sit in on a general meeting. Prospective members should arrive for orientation by 1:10 pm. Email Ben at ben.chatterton [at] gmail [dot] com to request (or offer) childcare. Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm, FREE

AIDS Walk Portland
There are a bunch of ways to join the fight against HIV/AIDS with this event. You can donate online, volunteer at the event, register to walk with a team, or fly solo! Get there early for kids’ activities, a prize booth, doughnuts/snacks, and team photos. The two-mile walk begins at 1 pm. The Fields Park, NW Quimby and 11th, 11 am-3:30 pm, $10 and up


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Shut Down White Supremacy: Solidarity with Charlottesville
Several local organizations are teaming up to protest Patriot Prayer’s latest proposed “freedom march.” Details for this listing are tied to the Queer Liberation Front, but additional marches led by Rose City Antifa and Portland Stands United Against Hate will be nearby. Be sure to stop by Snack Bloc Support Stations to keep fed and hydrated. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th, noon, FREE

Fun and Progress with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO WILDFIRES IN OREGON. Join Congressman Blumenauer at this all-ages, family-friendly discussion exploring the challenges in our communities and what we can do to support one another. Even better, you’ll be sharing ideas over hors d’oeuvres and local beverages. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 4:30-6 pm, $25 suggested donation


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

2017 Portland Veterans Stand Down
Veterans experience a disproportionate amount of homelessness, and the nationwide “stand down” movement aims to do something about it. The Portland Stand Down is the largest veteran assistance event in Oregon designed to help vets who are at-risk or currently experiencing homelessness. People who have served in the military can find support services, employment offerings, and connect with governmental benefits. Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1 Center Court, 7:30 am-2 pm, FREE

United We Stand: A Benefit Concert and Silent Auction for Unite Oregon
This daylong event is jam-packed with opportunities to give back! Whether you opt to bid on snazzy items, laugh at Andie Main of Revolution Comedy, or dance to multiple bands, you can rest easy knowing that all proceeds will be donated to Unite Oregon. The Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum, 11 am-10 pm, FREE

Town Hall with Senator Taylor and Representatives Nosse and Power
Those living in Senate District 21—parts of Southeast Portland and Clackamas County—can meet with their state representatives and senator at this town hall meeting. Ask questions, share your priorities, and get an update on the most recent legislative session. Smile Station, 8210 SE 13th, 6-8 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Screening and Discussion: Black Girl in Suburbia
This hour-long documentary examines what it’s like to be a Black girl growing up in a predominately white community. Director Melissa Lowery will speak about the film and provide commentary. This event is part of the Old Church Concert Hall’s “We Can Listen” series that launched in response to “the changing political climate.” The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, 7-10 pm, FREE



VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Elders in Action
Since 1968, Elders in Action has advocated for the needs of older adults in our community. The nonprofit promotes health and resilience through volunteer engagement, education, and advocacy throughout Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties.
Opportunities: Volunteers for their Personal Advocate Program and public advocacy, education, and outreach projects focusing on issues that affect low-income older adults and build community for all ages. Volunteers who are multilingual are particularly needed.
Typical commitment: 8-10 hours per month with preference for three-month commitment. For more information contact Mark Noon at mark [at] eldersinaction [dot] org or submit volunteer applications to eldersinaction.org