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Rally for Clean Air! Wednesday, Oct 5th, Oregon Convention Center.

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“Throughout the month of September, the Department of Environmental Quality will host a series of statewide forums on the progress of the Cleaner Air Oregon reform process. On October 5th at 6-8 PM, the final forum will take place in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.

Before the event, clean air advocacy groups will host a rally to communicate a vision for how we can achieve clean, healthy air in our communities. Let’s show DEQ that there is mass public support for real change!

Event co-hosts and endorsing organizations: Neighbors for Clean Air, Oregon Physicians for Responsibility.”

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Boulevard

Tomorrow (9/22): Glitch Art Exhibition at PCM

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“PCM is proud to present g͠lͮi̔t᷾c̝h̳, a pop-up exhibition of 35 new media artists organized by arts collective Peripheral Forms. On Thursday, Sept. 22, g͠lͮi̔t᷾c̝h̳ will take over PCM’s lobby, showcasing work on PCM’s TVs that plays with a “glitch” aesthetic, exploring the beauty of pixelation, visual “noise” and other digital image imperfections.

G͠lͮi̔t᷾c̝h̳ features an international grouping of artists, including Aaron Oldenburg; Alex Hovet; Anneli Goeller; Beau Torres; Brandon Bauer; Carlos Rene Pacheco; Caspar Below; Russell Chartier and Paul Botelho; Claire Burelli; Donna Kuhn; Turing Torso; Esstro9 and Eduardo Markodzay; Eric Souther; Filipe Afonso; g1ft3d art; Gabriel Junqueria; Hannah Edward; Jm Rolland; Jody Zellen; Joe Hedges; Justin Lincoln; Matthew Gualco; Mighty Kongb0t and Stereout; Nicholas James Lockyer; Michel Ducerveau; Peter Whittenberger; Rachelle Beaudoin; Rebecca Uliasz; Samantha Harvey; Samantha Winfrey; San Ferlinghetti; Sevgi Tan; Tara Youngborg; and Ullrich Klose.”

Portland Community Media, 2766 NE MLK.

Portland Monthly slows its gentrification roll long enough to chat with Paul Knauls about N/NE Portland.

Revisiting the Mid-Century Jazz Clubs and Soul Food Kitchens of Portland’s Albina Neighborhood – Portland Monthly, a magazine serving the local bourgeoisie with vacuous lifestyle reporting, spends time with Paul Knauls, “unofficial mayor of Northeast Portland” and owner of Geneva’s Shear Perfection on MLK.  Knauls, of course, has been a leading businessman and organizer in the black community in inner North/Northeast Portland for years, and has much to say about the changes in the area. Not surprisingly, the magazine can spare just a few grafs for Mr. Knauls… and then the subject is gone, without a hint that Portland Monthly thinks any more thought should go into it.

BRU LIFE at the TriMet Board Meeting – Wed, September 28th

 

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“Join Bus Riders Unite as we take our Low Income Fare Equity (LIFE) report to the TriMet Board of Directors! If you’d like to sign up to give testimony, please contact Orlando @ 503 774-4504, or email orlando@opalpdx.org

Portland’s union of transit riders proposes that TriMet implement a reduced price fare for low-income riders. Our LIFE plan comes from analysis of other cities, breaking down TriMet’s budget, and is rooted in the needs of transit-dependent people of color and people with low incomes.

Our demands:
– A fare reduction for low-income riders to help make the new electronic fare system accessible
– A program available to anyone making less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Line
– Expand the definition of “Honored Citizen” rather than creating a new fare.
– Partner with social services agencies to verify income
– The fare reduction should remain in effect for two-years after a rider signs up
– A low-income fare should be in addition to, and not replace, existing programs that support transportation access.

Bus Riders Unite!
Transit is a human right!”

 

8:30 – 10 am, on Wednesday September 28th, at Portland Community Media, 2766 NE MLK.

 

This Friday, at Vanport Square Studio: No More Sidelines!! This Stops Now!

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“Do not stay on the sidelines we need you to speak out!!! Demand statements from our political leaders…. How do they expect us to support and trust them when they REFUSE to Speak Out Against this Continued VIOLENCE against Black Lives In America!!
Invite Everyone to this EVENT!! This is a Protest and We NEED YOU!!”

5229 NE MLK Boulevard.

 

Who gets to develop the King/Rosa Parks site?

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, forever asleep on the job, apparently didn’t realize that tossing the empty King/Parks lot to out-of-town developers (see: Development Commission’s inane and dangerous decision to give the Vanport lot to Majestic Realty) would result in any controversy. Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives disagreed, and…

How a backroom deal helped Portland dodge another gentrification controversy