Welcome to the 350PDX Calendar
This is where all events, trainings, film screenings, art builds and team meetings will appear. Everything on this calendar is open to anyone, so feel free to come along to anything and everything, even if you’re just testing out a new team. Some ask you to RSVP, and others you can just show up.
From Jasmine and Mike of Portland Rising Tide…
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT: RESISTING SWEEPS AND EVICTIONS
When movements combine we all succeed. Join Portland Rising Tide, Right to Survive, and Portland Tenants Union for a coordinated workshop on the rapid response network needed to support all of our organizing in these busy times.
Sunday, February 21 noon-4:00PM
at the Center for Intercultural Organizing, 700 N Killingsworth (Across from PCC Cascades Campus). Lunchtime snacks will be provided!
Portland aims to make itself the most sustainable and green city in the nation. We support that — but not if this goal is achieved by pricing out low income residents and sweeping away the houseless population. Climate justice requires us to go beyond the simple math of carbon footprints and ensure that those least responsible for climate change (in the Global South and in our own city) aren’t holding the weight of the impact or, in the case of ‘green’ places like Portland, being priced out their place in a healthy city to live in.
The workshop will will provide folks with the tools and values needed to be an effective supporter of this holistic vision of climate justice. For example: what is the most useful thing to do when asked to respond to a sweep of a houseless encampment? How do you support your neighbor to resist their eviction? How do you talk to the media about what’s happening to our climate and our community?
- Briefly review past divestment movements, and see how we may be able to model after past successes
- Hear from a financial expert about how the PERS fund is managed, the investments it contains, and which parts of the fund may be candidates for divestment targets
- Discuss a strategy for moving forward with our divestment campaign (working with unions, lobbying, legislation, etc.)
- Brainstorm ways to bring more people, and organizations, into the fold as we look to grow this campaign