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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Legislation and Human Rights in the Third Reich and US
This presentation examines the legislation and social acceptance that enabled the mass persecution and genocide of Jewish people in Europe 70 years ago. Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis, 6-7:30 pm, FREE

Northwest Abortion Access Fund Benefit
Listen to old and new metal and punk faves spun by DJs Hellby, Cosmetic Plague, and Macho Boy 69 at this low-key fundraiser for the Northwest Abortion Access Fund. Bring cash for the donation jar, and the sweet locally-made jewelry. Black Water, 835 NE Broadway, 8 pm- 1 am, FREE


THURSDAY, APRIL 19

Juntos Mas Seguros: Un diálogo para la comunidad de justicia y agresión sexual
This Spanish language event will feature a panel of sexual assault survivors and community leaders discussing security, justice, and healing. Free childcare on site. Este evento en español tendrá un panel de sobrevivientes y líderes de la comunidad para discutir y definir los temas de seguridad, justicia y sanación. Cuidado de niños ofrecido gratis en el sitio. Catholic Charities, 2740 SE Powell, 6-8 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, APRIL 20

National Day of Action Walkout and Columbine Anniversary
Socialist Alternative’s Portland branch will host a walkout and rally in honor of the students gunned down 19 years ago at Columbine High School as well as the countless other victims of gun violence. Other high schools, including David Douglas and Reynolds, will host walkouts to coincide with this nationwide day of action. South Park Blocks, SW Park & Salmon, noon-4 pm, FREE

Social Justice: A Plant-Based Food Pop-Up
Celebrate Earth Day early by exploring sustainable food practices and getting to know local farmers and laborers at this vegan and vegetarian-friendly soul food pop-up prepared by Rachelle Dixon. Waverly Heights Church Fellowship Hall, 3300 SE Woodward, 6-8 pm, $20


SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Exploring the Undocumented Narrative through Art
Join artist collective We the Dreamers as they lead a conversation about art as activism for Design Week Portland. Heldáy de la Cruz and Vianca Diaz Cea will share their experiences creating social change at this panel and presentation. “Esto Es Para Ti” zines and “Power to the Dreamers” tees will be for sale, so bring cash. Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th, 11 am-1 pm, FREE

Portland Zine Symposium (PZS) presents Monster Pageant
Support Portland’s premier zine fest as they fundraise for the upcoming 18th annual Portland Zine Symposium by dressing in your best monster garb. While the pageant is closed to new submissions, more than a dozen monster artists will duke it out to see who walks away with the title of Portland’s mightiest monster. Spectators arriving in costume pay a discounted entry fee of $5. Forest for the Trees, 3903 N Michigan, 6-9 pm, $7-10 sliding scale


SUNDAY, APRIL 22

#JusticeForQuanice: All-Ages Hip-Hop Benefit Show
Portland Police killed 17-year-old Quanice “Moose” Hayes on February 9, 2017, and Hayes’ family is suing the City of Portland. To assist with legal fees, rapper Glenn Waco is headlining an all-ages showcase featuring a lineup of talented teen musicians and DJs including [E]mpress and G-Low. Cash or CashApp accepted for entry. Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th, 7:30-10 pm, $5+ suggested donation


MONDAY, APRIL 23

Quiz for a Cause: Trivia for CHAP
At this trivia event hosted by Geeks Who Drink, winners receive a cash prize, and a portion of all proceeds benefits Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) which provides art-making to children and families facing medical and health challenges. Base Camp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak, 7-9 pm, $5


TUESDAY, APRIL 24

Spring Book Sale
Portland Books to Prisoners meets every Tuesday to collect, package, and ship books, journals, and dictionaries to people currently incarcerated across the country. Hardcover donations, while appreciated, are often not allowed in prisons, so the group will host a book sale to help cover their $300 monthly expenses. In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:15-6:45 pm, FREE

Black Coffee: A Dialogue on Race and Coffee Culture
This live podcast event will feature several leading coffee experts on the intersections of race and coffee culture. Hosts include Michelle Johnson, Ian Williams, and Gio Fillari with guests Dee Stubblefield, Cameron Heath, and Zael Ogwaro. Proceeds will benefit Brown Girl Rise and Sankofa Collective Northwest. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 6-9 pm, $10-15


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Street Books
Since 2011, Street Books has provided a bicycle-powered mobile lending library service for people living outside. Thanks to a hassle-free enrollment process, patrons can sign up for a Street Books library card easily and check out books in English and Spanish.
Opportunities and commitment: Street librarians needed once per week and up to 4 hours per shift. Duties include lending books, taking requests, and pedaling the mobile library to several different locations in Portland. Media internships are available as well.
To volunteer, email Laura Moulton at librarian@streetbooks.org.