Free and open to all!
Friday, December 27 , 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
City Hall, first floor, 1221 SW 5th Avenue, downtown Portland
Kujichagulia (libation ceremony, music, dinner, entertainment, and spoken words) and Self-Determination (to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves).
Fore more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-823-5358.
Sponsored by the volunteer group Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland.
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Residents can order discounted trees now—the earlier the better!
All that good, squishy soil means it’s tree-planting time, and Friends of Trees is getting ready to hit the ground in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
Residents who want to order discounted trees for their street or yard should sign up by December 30 in order to be a part of the February 1st planting in our neighborhood. To sign up and browse the tree selection, visit www.friendsoftrees.org/plant-it-programs or call 503-282-8846.
Trees cost $35-75, which includes delivery, planting by volunteers (you’re encouraged to join!), permitting, mulch, stakes, and follow-up maintenance—a $200 value. If you can’t afford a tree, Friends of Trees has scholarships available. Each planting starts with breakfast and ends with a potluck.
“Plantings are like a party with your neighbors. It’s all about good food, good people, and being able to say ‘I planted that!’” says Whitney Dorer, Neighborhood Trees Manager for Friends of Trees.
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Portland civil rights leaders will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 24. The 1963 march, which attracted an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people, is known as the event where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
The Portland march will begin at 10 a.m. at Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown. It’s sponsored by the Albina Ministerial Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, the Urban League and numerous other civil rights, labor, minority rights, and labor groups.
Two prominent black ministers, LeRoy Haynes of Allen Temple CME Church and T. A. Bethel of Maranatha Church, will announce the program and schedule of the Portland event on Thursday, Aug. 22. –from the Portland Tribune article.
Please note that WNA is not having its General Meeting on Wednesday, August 21. Check the calendar, and come see us in September!
Our local Buddhist temple has invited all Woodlawn neighbors to a Garden Party and open house. Bring your friends and family for:
- Music and games for kids
- Ice cream, ice tea, and treats
- Balloons, juggling, and unicycles
- Fun for everyone!
Come take a tour, meet the people and see the new additions they have made inside and outside.
2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Heart of Wisdom Zen Buddhist Temple, 6401 NE 10th Avenue at Highland.
Join your neighbors and stand with our community on “America’s night out against crime” on Tuesday, August 6th, from 5:30pm to dusk, right here at Woodlawn Park.
- BBQ and tasty treats
- Live music from Blazer DJ OG One and Musikhaus
- Children’s crafts with Woodlawn Swap and Play
- Demonstration by NE Portland Academy of Kung Fu
- And more – don’t miss out!
It’s getting close to opening – probably Tuesday or Wednesday, July 23 or 24. Stop by and say hello at the new P’s & Q’s Market & Deli at 13th and Dekum. You can “like” their Facebook page to keep up with developments. Welcome to Woodlawn, Emily and Paul, we’re so glad you’re here!
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in August of 1963, this race showcases Portland’s Soul District.
The annual race features three events: a 5K walk and run, a 10K run, and the 15k Geoff Hollister Tribute competitive race, along a USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified course throughout the N/NE Portland neighborhoods of Humboldt, King, Piedmont, Woodlawn, Boise, Eliot, Vernon, Grant Park, Sabin, Woodlawn, and Irvington.
Last year’s race produced nearly 600 diverse participants from 17 Oregon cities and five states! The goal of the event, which also features live music, health and fitness awareness, multicultural interaction, and products from local businesses, is to reintroduce Portland residents and visitors to a revitalized N/NE area rich in multicultural history. The MLK Dream Run will also help raise funds for community organizations.
For more information and to register, click here.
From the Sierra Club announcement: Last week the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a draft permit for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific project, which would send 8 million metric tons of coal down the Columbia River every year. If this final permit gets approved, Governor Kitzhaber and the DEQ will have allowed the first coal export project in the Northwest to begin construction. Despite the avalanche of public opposition against this coal export project, the DEQ has taken the next step on this permit without the cumulative impacts analysis that thousands of Northwesterners–including public officials–have requested.
Attend this hearing and tell Governor Kitzhaber and the DEQ to protect us from dirty coal exports by denying a final permit.
Want to testify? You must sign up online in advance; click here. For questions, or if would you like to help out, even for an hour or two, call Laura Stevens at 503-238-0442, extension 305, or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Rally at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Convention Center.
Oregon Convention Center Rooms C120 and C125, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland [MAP]