News and Events for Tues, October 26th
Tonight Tues, Oct. 26th:
Migrating Towards Justice: Stories to Transform People and Policy
Join us for a unique investigation into the root causes of migration and the impacts of free trade on Nicaragua. (see below for more info)
Tuesday, October 26th 6:30pm
Multnomah Monthly Meeting of Friends, 4312 SE Stark, Portland
Augosto Obregon, Nicaraguan farmer and community leader
Augusto Obregon lives and works in Esteli, Nicaragua, where he serves as vice-president of the Federation of the Integral Development between Farmers. For over thirty years, Mr. Obregon has advocated for the rights of small-scale farmers and educated communities about the negative impacts of free trade on health, the environment, and food security. Most recently Mr. Obregon’s work has focused on connecting water contamination to a free-trade zone tobacco factory, which set up shop in his region three years ago. He also works on projects to secure potable water for his community.
Augosto will be joined by:
Arthur Stamoulis, Director of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
Marco Mejia, Representative from Safe Communities Project
This Sunday, Oct. 31st 5pm
The event you are all dying for!
Join us for the party if you dare.
Wed, Nov. 3rd 7-9pm
Queer Solidarity: LGBTQ organizing in El Salvador
a conversation with gay rights William Hernandez from Entre Amigos
@ PIVOT 209 SW 4th Ave
Co-sponsored by Basic RIghts Oregon, Cascade AIDS Project, the Western States Center and Latino Network.
More events at pcasc.net/events-calendar
"A revolution without art is like wanting to change the system with money, power, violence, and greed"
--CALL FOR ARTISTS--
Criminales Todos: A Community Art Exhibit
December 10th -17th, 2010
Opening Reception: Dec. 10, 2010
Bohemia Art Gallery: 511 N. Tillamook , Portland, OR 97227 (N. Interstate and Tillamook).
Submissions Deadline: Dec. 1, 2010
The Safe Communities Project and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee are calling all artists to submit pieces to be presented at the upcoming art exhibit CRIMINALES TODOS, December 10th-17th, 2010.
CRIMINALES TODOS is a travelling community art exhibit aiming to inspire an ongoing dialogue and examination of the social, political and cultural issues related to the criminalization of communities of color. From post-Civil War vagrancy laws targeting newly freed African Americans in the South, to police rounding up Japanese Americans and sending them to internment camps during WWII, to SB1070 targeting Latinos in Arizona; the history of police targeting communities of color has deep roots in American history.
In times of increased police surveillance, tightened border control and the implementation of anti-immigrant and racist laws across the country, we encourage artists to engage in a conversation about the devastating repercussions of policing and the militarization in our local communities.
Artists of all backgrounds are invited. Our aim is to create a space for conversation against the long standing practices of repression, and the impact of unjust and discriminatory practices. The exhibit is a platform from which to explore the marginalization of communities of color, and how to build solidarity and resistance to discrimination and oppression. Please join us.
Read more here
NEWS AND ANALYSIS
Chiles ghosts are not being rescued
The rescue of 33 miners in Chile is an extraordinary drama filled with pathos and heroism. It is also a media windfall for the Chilean government, whose every beneficence is recorded by a forest of cameras. One cannot fail to be impressed. However, like all great media events, it is a façade.
5 steps to powerful coalitions
Race, Racism, Xenophobia, and Migration
How to plug-in to PCASC
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