Third Angle fundraiser @ Elder Hall.

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On March 19 Third Angle New Music presents this special fundraising dinner with cuisine by chefs Jason French of Ned Ludd and David Machado of his soon-to-open Altabira City Tavern. Enjoy a dinner of five courses, each with its own carefully selected beverage pairing, and a savory soundtrack by Artistic Director Ron Blessinger, bassoonist Evan Kuhlmann and percussionist Sergio Carreno. Join us for this unique opportunity to revel in the talents of Chef French and Chef Machado in an intimate setting, and raise a glass to your favorite band.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6 pm
Elder Hall • 3929 NE MLK Blvd.
TICKETS: $100

**I love Third Angle’s work and make it to at least one show a year, Timber – “a concert-length work performed on dimensioned lumber” – being the most recent I attended.

Don’t Shoot Portland hosting youth discussion on-airat PCM, March 8th.

‘Teens who are at risk know what’s happening in their communities and schools, they have ideas about it too and want to “TAKE ACTION”… (YTAP) youth will be expressing themselves Sunday March 8th @Portland Community Media, Location: 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97212, Time: 2-5 pm … We will host a small meet and greet along with audience attendees and panelist before the show. Teens with life issues will be bringing their own personal concerns to the table, Our coming up with strategies to decipher each situation that is effecting their individual lives. “The Express Yourself” TV talk show will be sponsored by Comcast and aired live on cable access channels 22-23. This show will be open to the public, so please welcome yourselves to be a part of our community audience. We will also like to inform you all, that this particular show will be hosted by #DontShootPDX. If you have compassion for youth issues please come out and support the youth….. (YTAP) SPREAD LUV, SHOW LUV, EACH ONE, EACH ONE…’

Black Future Month protest & march leaving from PCM, this Saturday.

Don’t Shoot Portland has announced a protest and march this Saturday, 1:30 pm, to launch from Portland Community Media (2766 NE MLK).

Let’s Pay Honor to ALL of Those Lost in America throughout History due to our Countries Racist Culture and Unequal Laws! It’s time to realize our Human Rights are being Violated and the laws in this country alone will not help us get american justice!”

Arresting Power­: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon.

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This documentary screens on March 1st at the Hollywood Theater. Among the stories of police brutality and violence in Portland discussed is the Burger Barn possum-tossing incident (check out the recent heart-bombing of the old Burger Barn building, 3962 NE MLK, hopefully to be restored in the near future).

For more on Arresting Power, and policing in Portland, please read Martha Gies’ excellent interview with Norman Diamond in Street Roots.

Black History Month Book Drive at MLK Boys & Girls Club.

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“Join us this Thursday, 5 – 6:30 pm,  for the Literacy Family Night where the Blazers Boys and Girls Club [5250 NE MLK] are celebrating Black History Month with a Harlem Renaissance theme. Bring your kids and young adult books celebrating and honoring black folks.


PDX Kids 4 Justice, in partnership with Black Rose Books will be sponsoring a book drive in honor of Black History Month! We are collecting new or used books for children and young adults on the subject of Black History, including but not limited to the Civil Rights Movement. Books for youth with strong, positive and leading Black & African characters are also great!”

Black Rose Books is Michael J. Hicks’ project.