The constant threat of deportation makes the lives of immigrants insecure. CAUSA, Oregon's immigrant rights organization, is holding an Insecure Communities Forum this Friday, April 13, at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 13th Avenue in Portland. Erica Steinbauer talks here with the Old Mole's Denise Morris about the event and the issues faced by immigrants.
Speakers at the forum:
Prof. Rene Sanchez, University of Portland
Prof. Elliott Young, Lewis and Clark College
Shizuko Hashimoto, ACT for Justice and Dignity
Occupy Portland will be bursting from its winter quarters onto the streets very soon. The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with two local activists about how the movement has been building over the winter and what to expect as the weather warms. First we hear from Joe Lino who reported on Occupy for KBOO. Then Bill talks with Margaret Butler, director of Portland's Jobs with Justice, about upcoming events, including May Day. See the JwJ website for full details.
Movie Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken review the 1984 John Sayles film Brother From Another Planet about a mysterious alien who lands in New York while escaping from slavery on "another planet" and experiences the problems of American society from a unique perspective.
Denise Morris hosts this show on which we hear from activists working for immigrant rights and for the Spring return of Occupy Portland. We also hear a review of the 1984 John Sayles movie Brother From Another Planet and a discussion of the book Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror - A Public Defender's Inside Account, by Portland attorney Steven T. Wax.