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350PDX condemns police brutality and white supremacy in all its forms.

350PDX is proud of the work we did to build an inclusive and just Climate Strike Rally and Festival. However, we live in a judicial system that targets and harms black and brown bodies, and 350PDX took on the responsibility of creating a safe and free environment for the youth to exercise their rights in, that included securing permits for the rally, march, and festival. Still, we know that with permits comes police presence, and for many in our community, the presence of police creates neither a safe nor a free environment. 

Knowing this, we worked to minimize the presence of police and other types of uniformed responders. With the community in mind, we created a policy that on the festival grounds, police and first responders would only be allowed to enter the event when called in response to an emergency. Volunteer staff were instructed to notify attendees before the arrival of police and first responders, to accompany them at all times to limit contact between them and the community, and had identified safer spaces for community members to gather if they did not feel comfortable being near police and first responders. In accordance with this policy, volunteers did turn away three police officers that had entered the festival grounds without invitation or permission. 

We sincerely apologize to our black and brown community members who were unsafe or felt unsafe at the Climate Strike Rally. Right now, we are currently working behind the scenes to support the students and their families who were targeted by police violence at the Strike on Friday, September 20. We are working to provide the type of support that is desired by these students and their families, such as legal and financial support. We encourage the rest of the community to join us in offering this support and we will broadcast to the community ways to do so when and if it’s appropriate

We know that we can always do more to counter white supremacy in our work, and limit the risks that black and brown people experience at the hands of police. We want to share this resource about “How Videos of Police Brutality Traumatize African Americans and Undermine the Search for Justice,” as we recognize that many videos have been shared of the incident on Friday. We understand this is coming from a genuine place of concern for these students’ safety. Yet because the images of police violence are so pervasive, they inflict a unique harm on viewers, particularly African Americans, who see themselves and those they love in these fatal encounters. This recognition becomes a form of violence in and of itself—and even more so when justice is denied.”

With that in mind, 350PDX pledges to do the following at any upcoming action we hold:

  • Work with Don’t Shoot Portland and other racial justice activist organizations to learn best practices of protecting black and brown people from police brutality
  • Train our volunteers, especially peacekeepers, in the importance of diversity of tactics and how to interrupt police violence with nonviolence
  • Ensure that white folks are at the front of any action in which police are present, keeping those folks of color protected within the crowd
  • Continue to develop policies around police and first responder presence that limits potential contact with the community and create safe spaces for community members to gather if it becomes necessary for police and first responders to be onsite with us. 

We know that our community requires us to be accountable. We are working hard to ensure that any actions of police brutality are interrupted, that police are held accountable for their violence, and that white supremacy is dismantled in our own organizing.  

In solidarity with black and brown people,

350PDX Staff

350PDX Weekly Update – 2 weeks until Climate Strike! – Sept 6 2019

Hi everyone,

Are you feeling it? In the book This Is An Uprising this is called The Moment of The Whirlwind. When hundreds or thousands of people are pouring their effort, energy and passion into one new, exciting, and powerful thing. It is in these times that we can significantly build our movement, broaden our movement, and win historic campaigns. It is exciting to be here with you, and I’m glad you are a part of it.

Here’s your 350PDX weekly update!

I’m temporarily dispensing with my usual Volunteer Boards to present our new Climate Strike Volunteer Opportunities board. Lots of stuff to do, and all hands needed on deck!

Updates

  • New Flyers & Posters – Climate Strike

    You can pick up flyers and posters tomorrow at the Sierra Club (1821 SE Ankeny) where an Art Build will be happening tomorrow (Saturday) between 1.30pm – 4pm. Or come into the 350PDX office Mon-Fri 9-5, or text Chris (971-712-4152) to get some delivered to you!

    See the Outreach Guide here, and download and print flyers yourself here.

    I have printed thousands of flyers but I keep running out because you volunteers are so amazing at giving them out. I’m running out of money in the outreach budget to print more, so if you would like to donate to get more flyers and posters printed please let me know at chris@350pdx.org and we can make that happen. Thank you!!


Requests

  • Comfort Captains! Help us make the festival sittable!

    The Climate Strike Festival is taking place outside OMSI near the river, which is an idyllic general location, but the specific lot we have has a gravel floor. Not the most pleasant for sitting on! We will have enough chairs for workshops and general sitting, but to make this a comfortable, fun, enjoyable festival, we need comfortable seating! Do you have access to beanbags, outdoor carpets, cushioned chairs, sofas, straw bales, fake grass, or anything to make it nicer? We can set things up the day before so you can drop anything off then and pick it up after the festival is over. Any questions let me know – chris@350pdx.org. Thanks!

  • Volunteer on the day – Climate Strike

    One of our biggest needs right now is for folks to step up and take a shift volunteering on the day. This is a grassroots, non-corporation-funded festival and we’ll need to pull together as a community to make it happen. It will be scrappy, but through that scrappiness it will be powerful and beautiful. Sign up here.

  • Share the fundraiser on social media – Climate Strike

    The scale and scope and the timeline we are putting this Strike Rally, March and Festival together is unprecedented for 350PDX, and to make it happen we need your help. Please take a moment to share the youth’s fundraiser on your Facebook, Twitter or just email it to your friends, and write why this personally matters to you. See the fundraiser here. Thank you!

Opportunities

  • Civil Disobedience Workshop

    TOMORROW Sat Sept 7, 1:00PM – 6:00PM @ NE Portland
    Another opportunity to join Bonnie McKinlay’s excellent training. This is a great introduction to civil disobedience and is relevant for those who may wish to someday risk arrest, those who want to support others risking arrest, or just for those who want a greater understanding of why civil disobedience is an effective tactic. RSVP for location details -> contact Bonnie: (503) 705-1943, or goto350pdx@gmail.com

  • Portland Youth Climate Council – Portland Tree Code

    Wed Sept 11, 9:30AM @ City Hall Chamber, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland

    The city gives us a 3 min slot to speak so please arrive early. The trees need you!

    Support our Climate Strike youth colleagues in the PYCC. Wear Green. “If you or I want to cut down a tree, we must pay a fee to acquire a permit. Owners of commercial and industrial land do not. That means they are allowed – by the City – to cut down trees whenever they want without protection for those trees. We will be asking the city to change this.”

  • Know Your Rights Training

    Wed Sept 11, 6:30PM – 8:30PM @ Cramer Hall Room 271, PSU

    The Civil Liberties Defense Center, CLDC, host this important training.
    Learn what your constitutional rights are and how they apply to protest, direct action and demonstration. Learn the “magic words” to say while interacting with law enforcement in order to keep you and your friends safe. We will walk you through the legal system and what to expect if you are arrested. Finally this training focuses on ways the government and law enforcement try to suppress our movements, and how you can stay resilient to repression.
  • Beach Party to #StopJordanCove

    Thurs Sept 12, 5:30PM – 7:30PM @ Poet’s Beach, west side of Marquam Bridge
    Join us for a Beach Party to take action to protect the Southern Oregon coast from the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal! We will give you more information about the Coastal Zone Management Act review of Jordan Cove LNG and help you write comments to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development asking them to deny Jordan Cove LNG. Facebook event here

Thank you all for the work that you do, and for being part of this organized and Oregonian movement,
Chris – 350PDX Volunteer & Communications Coordinator

350PDX Weekly Update – Strike Countdown! August 28 2019

Hi everyone,

The Amazon is on fire, and the DNC voted against allowing a Climate Debate, but at the same time presidential candidates are coming out with frankly amazing climate plans, and our local movement is growing in number and energy every day. In many ways we’ve never been closer to a climate justice revolution, and I’m so glad you’re here with us.

Here’s your 350PDX weekly update!

I’m temporarily dispensing with my usual Volunteer Boards to present our new Climate Strike Volunteer Opportunities board. Lots of stuff to do, and all hands needed on deck!

Updates

  • Climate Strike Outreach

    We have a big stack of flyers and posters here in the office just waiting to get handed out! Come in any time 10-5 Mon-Fri and pick up as many as you’d like, and we also have a team of volunteers who are happy to deliver flyers to you outside of work hours and all over the Portland metro area! Text Chris 971-712-4152.


    Also check out the website for a load of outreach advice and printable flyers and posters.

  • Labor Day Solidarity

    Mon Sept 2 is Labor Day, and with the labor movement-inspired Climate Strike looming, this is a great opportunity to show solidarity and form closer connections with our friends in the labor movement.

    1. Attend the Labor Day Picnic at Oaks Amusement Park 10am-5pm (Facebook event)

    2. Volunteer at the picnic for the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) – RSVP and more details here

  • ClimateStrikeOregon.org is live!

    An amazing volunteer, Dustin, made this amazing website where all events in Oregon on Sept 20 and during the week of action can live. Please share it far and wide!
    If you know of any events happening as part of the week of action that aren’t on this website, please ask them to register their event on the site, so they can get some widespread publicity from all the outreach we’re all doing!

Requests

  • Festival of Dankness – Climate Strike Volunteers

    On Saturday Aug 31st we’re partnering with a beer festival and we have the opportunity to do lots of outreach to the 500-1000 attendees to turn them into 500-1000 climate strikers. We need your help to do this! This means talking to beer drinkers about the strike and just having conversations with folks about how they feel about the climate crisis and offering them opportunities to get involved. You’ll get trained up on how to do this! I’ll be there and so will a few other 350PDX staff and volunteers, and if you join us you’ll get beer, an invitation to a big volunteer party next week, and a fun Saturday afternoon. 2-7pm but come for any of those hours. Let Chris know! Chris@350pdx.org or 971-712-4152 (text is best)

  • Climate Strike Help Needed

    Check the big growing list of stuff to help with here! We’ll also need help on the day, and I’ll send a separate dedicated email about that soon! But if you can’t wait, give me an email and I’ll make a note!

  • Fundraising – Climate Strike Help Needed

    The ideas are in place and the whole strike is coming together, but we need money to pull this thing off! Are you a fundraising pro, or even a development beginner? Contact Ashley@350pdx.org, or come to the mass meeting tonight (see below) and join the fundraising team!

  • Graphic Designer – Climate Strike Help Needed

    We need to make a site map for the Climate Strike Festival, for the permit and also so festival-goers can find their way around. Got these skills? Contact Sarah – sarah.lou.carlberg@gmail.com

  • Fall Development Intern

    Join 350PDX as a development intern and learn all about our climate justice work, while learning critical research, marketing, writing, and fundraising skills. Apply here, or pass it onto folks who might be interested!

Opportunities

  • Climate Strike Mass Meeting

    TONIGHT Wed Aug 28, 5:30PM – 7:30PM @ 350PDX Fellowship Room, 1820 NE 21st Ave

    Join us tonight for our next Climate Strike Mass Meeting, where youth organizers will present their plan and give tangible ways for everyone to get involved.

    This is a working meeting, where we’ll hear the plan for Portland’s Climate Strike, directly from youth organizers, and then get down to actually doing the organizing to make it happen. You’ll be able to join working groups and teams, such as Arts, Outreach, Programming, Logistics, and Development.

  • Civil Disobedience Workshop

    Sat Sept 7, 1:00PM – 6:00PM @ NE Portland
    Another opportunity to join Bonnie McKinlay’s excellent training. This is a great introduction to civil disobedience and is relevant for those who may wish to someday risk arrest, those who want to support others risking arrest, or just for those who want a greater understanding of why civil disobedience is an effective tactic. RSVP for location details -> contact Bonnie: (503) 705-1943, or goto350pdx@gmail.com

Thank you all for the work that you do, and for being part of this necessary and noisy movement,
Chris – 350PDX Volunteer & Communications Coordinator

Attentive Silence: The role of listening in the environmental justice movement

I’ve always been slightly obsessed with listening or making sure that I listen well, do not interrupt, and in general, do not occupy undue space in a conversation. In a world that privileges originality and assertiveness, listening to understand what someone is saying, rather than listening to respond, or come up with a unique perspective or interjection, has become a lost art.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
14
Thu
11:00 am Environmental Quality Commission... @ DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St)
Environmental Quality Commission... @ DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St)
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Testify and/or show up in red at the Environmental Quality Commission hearing!  Public Forum at 11 AM on Thursday, 11/14. DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St) The Environmental Quality Commission is the rulemaking board of[...]
5:30 pm Exploring Power and Privilege wi... @ 350PDX, Fellowship Hall
Exploring Power and Privilege wi... @ 350PDX, Fellowship Hall
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join 350PDX and Oregon Humanities in this conversation project, “Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity, and Compassion.” RSVP here to attend! What will we be discussing? As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels[...]
7:00 pm Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
10 Steps to Personal Resilience in a Chaotic Climate Weekly Support Group sponsored by 350PDX facilitated by Naomi Baker LMFT and Emily Herbert PhD Open to All who find themselves grieving about the planet    [...]
Nov
19
Tue
3:00 pm Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chris will be in the office on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm except on holidays or for major events. If you’re new to the organization, come in and I’ll give you an overview of what we[...]
6:00 pm Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Mee... @ 350PDX, Central Lutheran Church
Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Mee... @ 350PDX, Central Lutheran Church
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the next Fossil Fuels Resistance Team meeting! In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently[...]
Nov
20
Wed
7:00 pm Northeast Team Meeting @ Leaven Community Center
Northeast Team Meeting @ Leaven Community Center
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to the NE Portland Neighborhood meeting to find out about local and state wide climate initiatives and actions. We’d love to see you there!
Nov
21
Thu
6:30 pm Divest/Reinvest Team Meeting @ 350PDX Office, Central Lutheran Church (enter on Hancock St)
Divest/Reinvest Team Meeting @ 350PDX Office, Central Lutheran Church (enter on Hancock St)
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come see how you can be a part of this awesome movement! Email Sandy@350pdx.org or Taryn@350pdx.org for more info or if you would like to talk or meet with us before you come to a meeting.
7:00 pm Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
10 Steps to Personal Resilience in a Chaotic Climate Weekly Support Group sponsored by 350PDX facilitated by Naomi Baker LMFT and Emily Herbert PhD Open to All who find themselves grieving about the planet    [...]
Nov
22
Fri
all-day #CutTheChaseChallenge to #Defund...
#CutTheChaseChallenge to #Defund...
Nov 22 all-day
#CutTheChaseChallenge to #DefundJordanCove KickOff
Tell JPMorgan Chase – the only U.S. funder of the Jordan Cove pipeline and biggest funder of fossil fuel worldwide – to cut funding of new fossil fuel projects by cutting up your Chase credit card!  [...]
Nov
26
Tue
3:00 pm Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chris will be in the office on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm except on holidays or for major events. If you’re new to the organization, come in and I’ll give you an overview of what we[...]
Nov
28
Thu
7:00 pm Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
10 Steps to Personal Resilience in a Chaotic Climate Weekly Support Group sponsored by 350PDX facilitated by Naomi Baker LMFT and Emily Herbert PhD Open to All who find themselves grieving about the planet    [...]
Dec
3
Tue
3:00 pm Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chris will be in the office on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm except on holidays or for major events. If you’re new to the organization, come in and I’ll give you an overview of what we[...]
6:00 pm Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Mee... @ 350PDX, Central Lutheran Church
Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Mee... @ 350PDX, Central Lutheran Church
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the next Fossil Fuels Resistance Team meeting! In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently[...]
Dec
5
Thu
7:00 pm Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
10 Steps to Personal Resilience in a Chaotic Climate Weekly Support Group sponsored by 350PDX facilitated by Naomi Baker LMFT and Emily Herbert PhD Open to All who find themselves grieving about the planet    [...]
8:00 pm Do Good Get Down for Climate Jus... @ High Water Mark Lounge
Do Good Get Down for Climate Jus... @ High Water Mark Lounge
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
350PDX, Bark, Crag Law Center  and Camp ELSO have joined forces to put on a groovy Give Guide event. Please break out your funkiest retro look and join us for a night of far out beats[...]
Dec
7
Sat
10:00 am NW Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Friendly House
NW Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Friendly House
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
NW Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Friendly House | Portland | Oregon | United States
Get involved in climate action on a local scale! Meet and collaborate with other people who want to prioritize our climate and the future of our planet! What could be better?
Dec
9
Mon
6:30 pm SW Team Meeting @ Cascadia Co-housing dining room
SW Team Meeting @ Cascadia Co-housing dining room
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join us at 6:30 for a sociable, scrumptious dinner potluck – an item to share is welcome but NOT required. Meeting starts at 7:00. Both are in the Cascadia Co-housing dining room, 4377 SW 94th Ave, Portland, OR 97225. Childcare[...]
Dec
10
Tue
3:00 pm Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chris will be in the office on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm except on holidays or for major events. If you’re new to the organization, come in and I’ll give you an overview of what we[...]
6:30 pm 350 Washington County Meeting @ Mayflower Room, First Congregational Church of Christ
350 Washington County Meeting @ Mayflower Room, First Congregational Church of Christ
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm
350 Washington County Meeting @ Mayflower Room, First Congregational Church of Christ
Do you live in Washington County and want to get involved with climate justice actions near you? Come to the next meeting of 350 Washington County, a local chapter of 350.org, an international organization dedicated[...]
Dec
12
Thu
7:00 pm Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Grief Support Group @ Inner NE Portland
10 Steps to Personal Resilience in a Chaotic Climate Weekly Support Group sponsored by 350PDX facilitated by Naomi Baker LMFT and Emily Herbert PhD Open to All who find themselves grieving about the planet    [...]
Dec
17
Tue
3:00 pm Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chris will be in the office on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm except on holidays or for major events. If you’re new to the organization, come in and I’ll give you an overview of what we[...]
6:00 pm Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Mee... @ 350PDX, Central Lutheran Church
Fossil Fuels Resistance Team Mee... @ 350PDX, Central Lutheran Church
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the next Fossil Fuels Resistance Team meeting! In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently[...]
Dec
18
Wed
7:00 pm Northeast Team Meeting @ Leaven Community Center
Northeast Team Meeting @ Leaven Community Center
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to the NE Portland Neighborhood meeting to find out about local and state wide climate initiatives and actions. We’d love to see you there!
Dec
19
Thu
6:30 pm Divest/Reinvest Team Meeting @ 350PDX Office, Central Lutheran Church (enter on Hancock St)
Divest/Reinvest Team Meeting @ 350PDX Office, Central Lutheran Church (enter on Hancock St)
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come see how you can be a part of this awesome movement! Email Sandy@350pdx.org or Taryn@350pdx.org for more info or if you would like to talk or meet with us before you come to a meeting.
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