clockwise from right: Virginia Blaisdell, Multnomah Co, K. Marie

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Call of the Wild: A Benefit for Oregon Wild
Take glamping to the next level at this indoor camp-inspired fundraiser for wilderness conservation org Oregon Wild. Think stellar nature-centric silent auction, craft cocktails, and hopefully artisanal s’mores. Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler, 5:30-9:30 pm, $45


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Free Brake Light Clinic
JOIN and the Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective want to help prevent unnecessary police stops by offering free brake light replacements and bulbs. To sweeten the deal, they’re also feeding and informing all attendees. Volunteers are needed, so email mbac.outreach [at] gmail [dot] com. JOIN, 1435 NE 81st, 11 am-4 pm, FREE

PDX Trans and Queer Clothing Swap
Bring up to two grocery bags of clean clothing and get your swap on at the fifth edition of the trans and queer clothing swap! LGBTQIA+ folks are encouraged to attend and take home as much as they can carry. Hey straight and cis: Want to help? Donate clothes at the start of the event. Smith Memorial Student Union at PSU, 1825 SW Broadway, 12:30-3:30 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Portland Books to Prisoners Volunteer Night and Sale
Help package and ship books to those currently incarcerated, or support the cause by stocking up on reasonably priced surplus books. Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth, 5-7 pm, FREE


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

Designing for Disability with Elise Roy
Elise Roy is a profound, deaf, human-centered designer and presenter of the TEDx talk “When We Design for Disability, We All Benefit.” Join Roy in conversation at the intersections of Portland, transportation, and the Deaf community. For accessibility accommodations email drc [at] pdx [dot] edu or call 503-725-4150. Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75) at PSU, 1620 SW Park, 5:30-7 pm, FREE

Women Who Lead
Adrienne Nelson became the first Black state Supreme Court Justice earlier this year after being appointed by Governor Kate Brown. Learn about her life and leadership during a discussion alongside fellow Portland forerunners Rukaiyah Adams, Joy Davis, and Margaret Carter. Proceeds will directly benefit Justice Nelson’s campaign. Wildfang West, 404 SW 10th, 7-9 pm, $10


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Home Sweet Home
Everyone deserves a place to call home and Northwest Housing Alternatives specializes in providing affordable housing to Oregon seniors, families, and people with disabilities. Sample delicious creations by Oregon chocolatiers, test your luck at the silent auction, and “take a bite out of the high cost of housing” to a dreamy soundtrack of live music. Adriana Hill Grand Ballroom, 918 SW Yamhill, 6-8 pm, $15

From Honduras to Portland
Journalist Jennifer Ávila co-founded Contracorriente, a Spanish-language digital media platform, in 2015 as the indigenous rights movements in Honduras quickly gained traction. Learn about the current struggles faced by Central Americans due to US policies and hear her presentation, “The Silencing of Dissent: How Freedom of the Press is Threatened in Honduras.” Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st, 7-8:30 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Power to the People: Black Panther Party Legacy Tour of Albina
Join Vanport Mosaic at one of two weekend events calling attention to often-overlooked histories of Portland. Kent Ford, founder of the Portland Black Panther Party chapter, will lead a walking tour of Northeast Portland ending at Matt Dishman Center. Given the lengthy distance between historical sites, carpooling or biking is encouraged. King Elementary School, 4906 NE 6th, noon-3 pm, $7-12

She Is Beautiful When She’s Angry Screening and Q&A
Dr. Judith Arcana was an active member of underground abortion service Jane from 1969 to 1973. Hear her speak about her activism and get a deeper sense of those at the forefront of the women’s movement (and those who were left out) with a documentary screening of Mary Dore’s film. Ticket and concession sales benefit Planned Parenthood and Greater Portland NOW’s scholarship fund. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th, 5:30-9 pm, $20

Food for the Soul
Potluck in the Park has served hot, nutritious, free meals to people in need every Sunday since 1991. Celebrate 25 years of their entirely volunteer-run work by joining them in a fundraiser packed with tasty food, cocktails, bands, and legendary drag performer Darcelle XV. Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, 6-11 pm, $45-75


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

IntersectFest 2018: A Festival from Artists of Color
Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) poets, zinesters, dancers, and musicians will converge for the third annual IntersectFest centering on BIPOC artists and their work. Includes readings, tabling, an incredible panel, and more. Bring cash donations for the grassroots organizers. PICA, 15 NE Hancock, noon-6 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Soufra Screening and Q&A for Dress for Success
Soufra is a documentary the New York Times referred to as “a stirring tale of empowerment,” chronicling the life of Mariam Shaar, a refugee at a camp near Beirut, Lebanon. A discussion with local women refugee entrepreneurs will follow the film and all proceeds will support workforce development for the nonprofit Dress for Success. Folks who buy 10 tickets or more get free popcorn and candy—so bring your whole crew! Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 7-9 pm, $10