Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?
Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with acclaimed author Alice Walker and veteran activist Medea Benjamin about their recent visits to Gaza and the need to protest and break the silence about the killing of Palestinians.
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."
Now until March 7, theaters around Portland are screening dozens of feature and documentary films by directors from throughout Africa as part of the 19th annual Cascade Festival of African Film. The longest-running of its kind, the Portland Community College-sponsored festival coincides with both Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
Host Eva Lake speaks with Kathe Kollwitz of The Guerilla Girls about art, women and activism. The Guerilla Girls will be speaking tonight (Tuesday, April 28), at 7pm at Portland State University in the Smith Memorial Ballroom at 1825 SW Broadway, as part of the series "Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture sponsored by Bitch magazine and PSU’s Women’s Resource Center.