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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…

Oct 23-24 Bolivarian Grassroots Organizing – LGBTQ Collective, Afro-Venezuelan organizer

Oct 23-24 Bolivarian Grassroots Organizing – LGBTQ Collective, Afro-Venezuelan organizer
Join us to engage with Venezuelan organizers Maria Gabriela Pilar del Blanco & Paola Martucci Gómez, of the Sex and Gender Diversity Revolutionary Alliance (ASGDRe).  ASGDRe is an organization focused on building consciousness about the LGBTQ struggle in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their organization recently celebrated 7 years since its founding and has worked with a wide variety of national and international grassroots movements. Their work spans political education workshops, cultural events, literary publications, legislative campaign accompaniment, social consciousness raising, food sovereignty projects and movement building within the Bolivarian process. Gaby and Paola will speak to the political, social…

Oct 16-17 Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice

Oct 16-17 Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice
Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice: the Case of Sepur Zarco NISGUA, the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala, brings Maudi Tzay, from the team supporting healing toward justice of Mayan women used as sex slaves by Guatemalan military accompanied by Becky Kaump, NISGUA.  Sent by the Alliance to End Silence and Impunity, Allianza   Silencio e Impunidad, which is an alliance of 3 feminist organizations, her Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y Accio'n Psyicosocial (ECAP), http://ecapguatemala.org.gt/, that provided psychological, social, community support for the women, beginning in 2001; ____, who built political, community support, culminating in a court case prosecuting…

Join us Tuesday October 4th for Board Meeting!

There's a lot going on in the next few weeks and PCASC wants YOU! WHO: The Core Team (board) and all interested WHAT: Planning for the next few weeks of visitors and events, and what comes next WHERE: PCASC office, 2249 E Burnside WHEN: Tuesday, October 4th, 7-9pm See you there!

Bike trip in solidarity with injured Colombian GM workers!

If you haven't heard, we're escalating our solidarity campaign in support of the injured Colombian GM workers of ASOTRECOL with a summer of bicycle-powered fun! That's right, we're visiting the GM Board of Directors in the towns that they live in, to bring this issue to the lives of the decision-makers with the power to resolve the issue! We can use your support every mile of the way! Our first ask? Like the facebook page we have set up to chronicle our adventure! https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ceelo%20defender%20of%20the%20underdog. Fuel our trip at https://www.youcaring.com/solidarity-bike-trip-601764.

Tell Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Don’t Evict Injured GM Workers!

Tell Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Don’t Evict Injured GM Workers!
Please have your organization send a letter to Enrique Penalosa, Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, print, sign, scan it, and email it to us. Please tell him that you’ve heard the injured, workers of ASOTRECOL, fired by General Motors, will be removed from peacefully protesting across from the US Embassy. They are there rightfully under Article 37 of the Constitution. They are there because the US govt owned most of GM and allowed them to abuse their workers this way and not treat them fairly or as legally required. You and many others have learned about GM’s exploitation of them and…

Thank you to visitors from El Salvador and Cuba!

PCASC and our Portland community were lucky to share with two visiting groups in recent weeks.  Stay tuned for more events in the fall, and please contact the Core Team to get involved or join our email list! June 3rd - Moises Gomez from the University of Central America (UCA) - El Salvador Moises toured the US with CISPES for the spring of 2016.  He spoke to: • The root causes of migration and forced displacement • The impact of US-sponsored border militarization in the region • How people in the US can join the fight to defend the lives and…