This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 28 2009.
The BITCH Lecture Series presents "Guerrilla Girls" at the Portland State University Women's Resource Center, Smith Ballroom, PSU, Tuesday the 28th from 7 to 9 pm.
The Socialist Party of Oregon hosts a Public Forum tonight, Tuesday April 28, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the Red & Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave. Speakers, free, informal. Meets every fourth Tuesday. For more information call Walt Brown at 503-636-4150.
The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2 to 7 p.m. It's a year round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. For more information call Ariana Jacob at 503-232-9051.
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"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."
Host Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know:" Continuing global recession with rising unemployment. And the shame of torture in U.S history--from slave days to post WWII and into the present. Torture achieves only hostility and resistance. But may help to perpetuate myths as to who was responsible for the 911 attacks. Also bankruptcy financing in the works for automakers, swine flu evolving--found in Californians, and more dust storms in US from global warming.
41 years ago this week students at Columbia University began an occupation of their campus that shut down the university and resonated around the world. Last year many of these activists gathered at Columbia to remember and reassess this life-changing event. Among them was Mark Rudd, who was one of the leaders of the strike and later went on to help found the ultra-left Weatherman faction of SDS. After spending 7 years underground, he emerged in 1976 and began to reconstruct his life based upon non-violent principles. His memoir UNDERGROUND: MY LIFE WITH SDS AND THE WEATHERMEN has just been published. Mark will be speaking and signing books at Looking Glass Books on SE 13th in Sellwood on April 26 at 4 PM.
While there are few things more primal than the need to use the bathroom many trans and gender variant individuals find that answering natures call is needlessly complicated and often downright dangerous. Few gendered spaces are as vehemently patrolled and the penality for violating gender norms can range from ejection to arrest to bodily harm. Bathroom acess isn't just a trans issue, as many single parents discover when faced with signs baring them from from accompanying non-same-sex children into public restrooms or dressing rooms.