237 NE Broadway St #300 Portland
The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit law firm specializing in defending grassroots climate/environmental justice and social change activists. Their projects educate people about their rights, defend front-line activists from corporate/state aggression, and expose and confront the persistent erosion of our civil liberties.
The CLDC is currently representing dozens of Standing Rock Water Protectors, the valve turners who shut down the 5 pipelines bringing Canadian tar sands into the US, the 52 Break Free defendants from the Break free action in 2016, and many other front-line defenders. With the current administration, attacks on the environment, threats to at-risk communities, and direct action is more important than ever and this summer is likely to be full of direct actions in the north. Come support their work defending front-line activists in the northwest & across the country!
The organization’s Executive Director, Lauren Regan, will be giving an update on the cases & projects they are working on and introducing their newest staff member, Erin Grady.
Join us for a night of comedy, music, and fun at CLDC’s Summer of Resistance! The night will be hosted by Portland comedian Bonesaw featuring comedy from: Chris Johnson, Wendy Weiss, Christian Ricketts, & Jay Shingle and live music by Tom Dandelion & the Fresh Fruits.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ticket includes one free drink token additional drink tokens are $4. There will be beer, wine, pizza, and more food!