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The Cascade 18th annulal Festival of African Films takes place throughout February at PCC Cascade campus. All films are free.  Moving to the Beat will show at 8:30 on Thursday February 14th at the Cascade Moriarty building, room 104.  More information on the film festival, including show times and directions, is available on the web at . 

Resources for Jan 16 Show on Indegenous Resistance to the Militarization in the U.S./ Mexico Border Region:


Coalición de  Derechos Humanos:


National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights:


The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Rights:

Jan. 2nd Updates Show Resources

For More Information about the San Francisco Eight:

For More Information about the Jena Six:

For More information about the noose incident at Reed:

For more information about anti-immigration legislation:

Grace Paley - An Interest In LIfe Event 12-11-07

An Interest in Life: GRACE PALEY

Grace Paley, one of this country's most honored and best loved writers, died on August 22, 2007. Her commitment to antimilitarism, environmentalism, feminism and antiracism was inseparable from her stories, essays, and poems.

Tuesday, December 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway 503.284.1726

Relational Cultural Theory Resources



Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World- A Guild for Activists and Their Allies by Pattrice Jones 

Constructing the Self, Constructing America: A Cultural History of Psychotherapy by Cushman, P.  

The Century of the Self  by Adam Curtis (BBC Series) 

Upcoming Topics

We reserve the right to change our minds, but just in case you're wondering, we are probably going to cover these topics in the next few months... and this is not in order by date or anything.

--Grace Paley Birthday Celebration and Memorial Party

--The Native American Occupation of Alcatraz

--Border Issues and other Immigration issues

--PFLAG History

--Radical Therapy


The Revolution Will Not Be Funded


Wednesday August 15th Circle A Radio focuses on the concept "The Revolution will not be funded".

We speak with Amara Perez, (the former Executive Director of Sisters in Action for Power, currently involved with happyours more information at and Emi Koyama (a multi-issue social justice activist, more information at about their contributions to the book edited by INCITE called The Revolution Will Not Be Funded.

ICE Raid Resources


Friday June 22  from 6pm to 9pm there will be a community event James John Elementary School located at 7439 N.  Charleston Avenue, in the St. John’s area of Portland.  Many of the students at this elementary school had parents working at the Del Monte plant.  This event will be an opportunity to mobilize the community and to create an information pipeline that will help get information to our community faster.  There will also be a vigil to honor the imprisoned victims.

There will be a March Against the Raids, and in support of Immigrant Rights SUNDAY JUNE 24, at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement BUILDING, located at 511 NE BROADWAY in PORTLAND, at 2 pm. This has been Organized by the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, a group associated with the center for intercultural organizing.  You can find out more information about these events at or at 

Catholic Charities and El Programa Hispano have agreed to open two bank accounts to help families affected by the ICE raid.

The first account will be a general emergency assistance fund to help families that need food, diapers, or other types of emergency assistance.  The second account will be to provide assistance to families that need to pay private attorneys for representation in deportation hearings.  Those who wish to donate should send checks to

Catholic Charities
231 SE 12th St,
Portland, OR 97214

To donate to the first fund, please write RAID EMERGENCY FUND in the memo line of checks.  To donate to the second fund, please write RAID LEGAL FUND in the memo line of checks.  They  will also accept cash or check donations at 451 NW 1st St, Gresham, OR 97030

If you or someone you know has been affected by these raids, there are several places you can contact:  The New Sanctuary Movement can be reached at 503-203-4267

 For Emergency resources and shelter for affected families you can call Catholic Charities at 503-542-2855. 

 And For Resources for high school students with friends of family members detained during the raids, Project Return has offices at Marshall, Jefferson, Roosevelt High Schools.  The contact person is Jonathon Zook, you can reach him at 503-453-6466.

Iran: May 16, 2007 Show

The May 16, 2007 show is about Iran. We interveiwed Dr. Catherine Thomasson, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility about the history of US involvement in Iran, and about her recent trip there,  sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation.We also talk to Sorab, editor and founder of Tehran Avenue,  the on-line magazine focusing on issues that official or established media seldom do.

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

 The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran  
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The Fellowship of Reconciliation website

American Iranian friendship council

Middle East Study Center of Portland state university

Tehran Avenue

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