On Wednesday I quickly wrote up this list of community groups so my students at Portland State could find hope and places to channel their energy. I decided to share the list more widely. Add to it. Spread the word. - JP
FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Leftist / Socialist / Feminist / Anarchist / Environmental / POC-led / Anti-Racist / Police Accountability / Queer / Labor / Anti-Capitalist GROUPS in PORTLAND
Most of these groups have Facebook or other social media accounts too - those sites may be more current.
Get involved! Suicide prevention lines at trans/queer centers are ringing off the hook, instances of hate speech and crimes are spiking, harassment of people of color, muslims, women, people with disabilities, queer folks is already on the rise. Learn from and work with these groups that have already on the ground doing the hard work of supporting marginalized communities and building a stronger more liberated future for all people and the planet. Find one or more you connect with and stay connected. Or start your own group.
Julie Perini makes experimental and documentary videos and films. Preoccupied with daily life, her short-form personal works are autobiographical, self-reflective, and expressive. Her documentary feature films are produced within and alongside contemporary social movements. She is co-director, with Jodi Darby and Erin Yanke, of the documentary feature film, Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon (2015) distributed by Collective Eye Films. You might like to treat yourself to a peak at her daily & monthly video project, the Minute Movies. One more cool thing about Julie: she is a backcountry guide with the arts/environmental organization Signal Fire.