Fights for abolition, Indigenous sovereignty, and environmental justice are deeply connected, and we must keep showing up for folks on the frontlines. Read on for more opportunities to take action, and stay tuned for more updates on Weelaunee Forest Defender solidarity actions next week.
350PDX Staff & Community
Events & Opportunities
Throughout the week, across the city – details here
Throughout the week, across the city – visit the Portland Jobs with Justice page for more info (PJWJ is a coalition of over 100 labor, faith, community and student organizations and individual activists taking action for workers rights and economic justice). Also see their list of solidarity actions.
News & Updates
If you missed it, check out our Shade Equity Social blog post!
On Monday, the Forest Defense Team hosted a Shade Equity Social to bring together tree, ecology and climate people from across our city, and it was a great success! More than 70 folks mixed and mingled, shared and strategized, and enjoyed presentations from the Portland Fruit Tree Project, Trees for Life Oregon, East Portland Resilience Coalition, Friends of Trees, and Commissioner Dan Ryan, the newly minted commissioner for Urban Forestry. We were thrilled to have folks from Urban Forestry, the Bureau of Environmental Services, and the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) in attendance. All three city agencies have a role in supporting Portland’s urban forest, and it was great to have them in the same room, alongside advocates from across the city. Read our full blog post here, with opportunities to take action!
Check out Don’t Shoot Portland’s Liberated Archives installation at the University of Oregon – now through April
Installation has been completed for the Archives for Black Lives: A Liberated Archives Exhibition series at University of Oregon in Portland’s White Stag Block! In addition to archival research on display, the exhibit also features fine art by inventive artists Julian Gaines and Jacob Lawrence. Visits are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays. Group visits to the multimedia installation can be scheduled by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
In love and gratitude,
The 350PDX staff