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community Sat. July 6th , 11 – 1pm – Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, general meeting PCC Cascade Student Center, Rm 204

Mon. July 8th , 5:30 – 8pm – Partnership for Safety & Justice – Portland Action Team meeting  (criminal injustice organizing – survivors, convicts & families)     825 NE 20th Ave
 
Mon. July 8th , 7:30pm – Rally in Solidarity with Pelican Bay Prison Hunger & Work Strikers In 2011, nearly twelve thousand prisoners at Pelican Bay and other California prisons went on hunger strike.  Two years later, none of their major demands having been met, they are again resorting to hunger and work stoppages on July 8th.  The five demands of the strikers are: 1. Eliminate group punishment, 2. Abolish debriefing policy and modify active/inactive gang status criteria., 3. Comply with recommendations of US commission on safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons (2006), 4. Provide adequate food., 5. Provide constructive programs and privileges for SHU prisoners.  See the Facebook event page here.  Chapman Square Park, SW 3rd & Main.
 
Wed. July 10th , 6 – 9pm – Second Wednesday Parent Gathering– Portland Parent Union, in struggle against “school pushouts” and the school-to-prison-pipeline, sponsors a confidential parent gathering.  Location TBA.  Call 503-880-9145.
Thurs, July 11th , 5pm – General Meeting, Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform.  Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th (@ Skidmore)/ or Allen Temple, 4236 NE 8th Ave @ Skidmore
 
Fri. July 12th, 6 -7 pm – Keaton Otis Vigil – Monthly vigil to demand justice for an unarmed Black man killed by Portland police.  NE Halsey/ NE6th.  On facebook – Justice for Keaton Otis

Tues. July 16th , 5:30 – 7pm – Ending City of Portland Support for Private Prisons  Our City must not invest in an industry that lobbies for and profits from the mass incarceration of immigrants and people of color.  SEIU  Local 49 (3536 SE 26th Ave)  Refreshments provided

Sat. July 20th , 11 – 1pm – Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, general meeting PCC Cascade Student Center, Rm 204

Mon. July 22nd , 10am – Hearing on New Rules for Addiction Recovery Mentors – CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS  LET THE STATE KNOW YOU DO NOT SUPPORT THE BCU’s (Background Check Unit) process for excluding people for old crimes, minor crimes, arrests with no convictions, or other exclusionary tactics, etc. Additionally, let them know this exclusionary process has a disproportionate impact on people in recovery from addictions and on ethnic minorities.  Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-E

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