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Saturday January 20, 2-5 pm Pioneer Courthouse Square, then march Join us to hold our Berta banner and support humane relations, not exploitation of any kind. Sunday January 21, 1-4pm, Terry Schrunk Plaza, between 3rd & 4th Aves, Madison & Jefferson Streets. Wear RED! Join Indigenous Womxn and Hondurans Rising in Our United Movement. Monday January 22, 6 pm KBOO Labor Radio: Honduran Americans Maribel Gomez and Chevy Saaba on Honduran resistance to their stolen election and our common struggle.

Honduras: Emergency Faith Delegation.

Father Melo (Rev. Ismael Moreno, SJ), the Jesuit priest who has accompanied the Honduran people for a more than 20 years is appealing to the international community for immediate emergency help. "We need you to organize delegations that come to accompany us, to witness what is happening here and to share it with the world." This delegation of faith leaders will do exactly that. Background: Honduras is in an extreme crisis following a flawed presidential election on November 26th. Social movements have been pouring into the streets for weeks protesting electoral fraud, repressed by Honduran security forces. Over 30 people…

¡¡¡You are invited!!! …

Join us at our monthly general meetings, 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7-9 pm at the PCASC office, 2249 E Burnside St. We will be starting to set our 2018 agenda for general meetings, events, delegations and other work. Please join us to share your ideas and information! We have big hopes for bringing more people into our activist network in 2018 and continuing the good work that PCASC has been doing since 1979. Plans include: monthly speakers from Portland and the region who are experts on current movements and issues in Latin America; sending members on delegations to Latin American countries with…

The Politics of Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2014 By William Loren Katz (taken from: https://zinnedproject.org/2014/11/the-politics-of-thanksgiving-day/) With family excitement building with the approach of Thanksgiving, you would never know November was Native American History Month. We would do well to recognize Native American resistance to colonialism on Thanksgiving instead of the myths about Native American dinner with Pilgrims. Thanksgiving remains the most treasured holiday in the United States, honored by the White House since Abraham Lincoln initiated the holiday to rouse northern patriotism for a war that was not going well. Thanksgiving has often served political ends. In 2003, in the current age of U.S. Middle East invasions, President George Bush…

Delegations

DELEGATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF VOICES’ VISION OF ACCOMPANIMENT. Since the late 1980s, Voices has been hosting groups coming from the US. Delegations usually run from 7-9 days and offer participants the opportunity to learn about the country’s history and its current important social movements for justice, peace and development taking place. →   TYPES OF DELEGATIONS →   GROUPS WE HOST →   TOPICS WE DISCUSS →   COST AND LOGISTICS →   POST DELEGATION TYPES OF DELEGATIONS General Delegations Delegates will accompany Salvadorans in commemorating significant historical events for El Salvador and the world. Events like the martyrdom anniversaries of Oscar Romero,…

Five Days of Opportunity! Saturday April 15th – Wednesday April 19th

We are very pleased to share that our community will be welcoming two guests in the coming week from Colombia and Cuba.  Please join in the learning and sharing!   SATURDAY, APRIL 15th, 6-9pm PSU Smith Memorial Student Union 338, Vanport Room. We are pleased to welcome Carmenza Tez-Juagibioy: Solidarity: “For the Earth, For Life, For Our Existence” Indigenous Colombian Defender of Waters, Land, Communities, the Amazon. Plus Defenders of international and local peoples, waters, human rights. Sponsored by: Colombia Support Network and PSU Sustainability Leadership Network. Assistance by PSU Students United for Nonviolence, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, and…

January Calendar: PCASC Mtg 1/17, Immigrant Support: Sat 1/14, Sun 1/15, Tue 1/17, Sat 1/28, United Front Sat 1/21

January Calendar: PCASC Mtg 1/17, Immigrant Support: Sat 1/14, Sun 1/15, Tue 1/17, Sat 1/28, United Front Sat 1/21
When: Saturday, January 14th, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM What: United for Immigrant Rights March & Rally Who: Causa Oregon Where: Oregon State Capitol 900 Court St. NE, Salem When: Sunday January 15 at 3 PM - 5 PM What: Oregon Sanctuary Assembly: Faith Institutions & Members Who: Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice Where: 1314 SW Park Ave, Portland Note: RSVP requested http://tinyurl.com/h3e384m When: Tuesday January 17 at 5 PM - 7 PM What: Rally & March for Hillsboro Sanctuary City Status before City Council Meeting at 7 Who: Hillsboro Community organized for Sanctuary Where: Shute Park, SW of library,…

10/30 in Hillsboro: Caravan w/ Ayotzinapa Reps & Others from Mexico Inbox

10/30 in Hillsboro: Caravan w/ Ayotzinapa Reps & Others from Mexico Inbox
Friends, I would like to attend the event announced here, and would like to invite others to carpool with me from Portland. It would be nice to go with someone who is bilingual, as last time I attended an event at this church I was the only non Spanish-speaking person in the audience..... Call or text me if you're interested Becky Luening 503-775-3511 voice 503-616-2532 text From: SOA Watch <info@soaw.org> Date: October 28, 2016 7:25:15 AM PDT October 30th: Caravana Contra la Represión en México in Hillsboro Becky, As we continue to process the power & potential of the first…

Fri Oct 21 Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson, a Film

Friday, October 21, 7:00 PM $5 - $20 donation requested. No one turned away. The First Unitarian Church of Portland 1011 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR Brian Willson will be present for Q&A following the film. Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest in 1987. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars. PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE exposes the truth about the United States' addiction to war and the lies it perpetuates in order to wage ongoing violence. The film features the voices of other high-profile antiwar…