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ChatPDX’s Ernesto Dominguez receives Youth Leadership Award (video)

Task Force Deputy Executive Director of External Relations Russell Roybal presents Ernesto Dominguez with the Youth Leadership Award.

Local youth, HIV/AIDS and immigration activist Ernesto Dominguez isn’t new to winning awards. A year and a half ago Dominguez received the HRC’s student activist award and he just recently accepted the the Paul A. Anderson Youth Leadership Award for his work with ChatPDX, a collaboration between organizations and individuals working […]

Get The Party Started! Feminist Agenda PDX Launches!

Feminist Agenda PDX Launches Party Jan. 26

Calling all Feminists! The Girls from In Other Words, Katie Carter and Amber Rowland have officially launched “Feminist Agenda PDX” and want to celebrate. They are hosting a FREE all-age, family friendly event at Mercy Corps., January 26th.There will be short films on media literacy by the Reel Grrls (all girl camp in Seattle) and a screening of Miss Representation. There will […]

No Saturday Mail? Portland Marches for USPS.

USPS March January 3, 2012

 

Is this Goodbye?

Congressman Issa, R-CA (one of the richest men in Congress) has proposed to end Saturday delivery of mail. As a result to Issa’s proposal, there will be jobs lost and hours cut for the postal employees. There has been public outrage from many different states. Rep. Green, D-TX announced that he found a particular pattern of targeting the low-income […]

Occupy Voices: Portland Speaks

Occupy Portland 2011

I have been active in the Occupy Movement since its beginning in October. Occupy PDX is just one of many occupations around the world. I proudly stand up for my rights and the rights of others as part of the 99%. In the past, I have covered the “story” from a neutral prospective; only covering the facts and keeping my opinion at bay. I believe in […]

Thoughts and photos from Occupy Portland

Thursdays march stretched nearly the entire circuitous route from the Waterfront to pioneer square. Photo by Allison Johnson

qPDX contributor Nicole McDonald was part of last Thursday’s Occupy Portland beginnings. These are some of her thoughts and pictures experiencing one of the country’s largest “Wall Street protests.”

Thursday’s Occupy Portland protest and rally was one of the largest Occupy Wall Street protests in the nation with a count of […]

Photos from ‘Hands Across Hawthorne’

Meldoy Awesomazing stands above the crowd

According to Ernesto Dominguez of Cascade AIDS Project, over 4,000 people braved the the grey and misty Sunday night May 29th, 2011, to hold hands on the Hawthorne Bridge. Active community member Melody Awesomazing caught photos of the swarm of love and support that was held in order to show solidarity for 2 men beaten for holding hands in a hate crime more […]

Love and Rage: A guest editorial from Katey Pants

Bell Hooks

Today I have had this “Less Hate More Love” crap shoved down my throat. Now that I have your attention- let me tell you- I think the world does need a lot of love. Our society causes many of us to be broken, traumatized, fragmented, and isolated. Good politics and good practices should help us heal, bring us closer, and should inspire us to love openly. However; […]

The weekend is ‘Not Enough’ even with ‘Virgo Madness,’ ‘Gaycations,’ ‘Candy Shop,’ and boat shoes

Dexter Flowers and Cooper Lee Bombardier perform Sunday at Not Enough! Festival

Thursday

Bollywood Bike In with Qurbani – Giving Portland a little much needed cultural flavor local DJ Anjiali and Kid Sister are showing classic Bollywood films outside the Q Center (4115 N Mississippi) all month long. This week features Qurbani and I’m excited to see a South Asian take on the 80s…

Ratatat afterparty with Rude Dudes […]

HRC Awards Scholarship goes to Portlander

Ernesto Dominguez

qPDX would like to congratulate Portland Community College (PCC) student Ernesto Dominguez, who recently received the HRC Awards Scholarships to Student Activists Committed to Achieving LGBT Equality. Only 3 were awarded out of 400 applications from all 50 states in the categories of first year student, returning student 2-year institution, and returning student 4-year insitution. Dominguez won in the first year category.

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Trans & Womyn’s Action Camp begins today!

TWAC Click to enlarge

TWAC Click to enlarge

We’re a little late on the uptake for this but the Cascadia Trans and Womyn’s Action camp will be taking place from July 7th (so, today) until July 12th.

If you are interested in learning about non-violent direct action, community health and organizing skills and more in a safe and inclusive environment, check out the flyer.

For more info, contact: twac at riseup dot net […]