Resistance Talks: The Rise Of Corporate Rule

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Resistance Talks: The Rise Of Corporate Rule
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When: Friday, March 24th
Doors: 5:30 / Program: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: People’s Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave)
$10 Suggested donation. Donations benefit the work of Know Your City. There are only 50 seats and standing room for about 30, so we encourage you to get there early.

At a time when our nation is seriously divided and reports of discrimination are rising as a result of the 2016 election, 2017 is going to be the most important year yet for Know Your City’s mission of sharing stories of humanity. Because of this, we’ve entered into a partnership with Portland’s Resistance and other community partners to host Resistance Talks. Resistance Talks will be a series of monthly events that will discuss some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time and call our community to action.

Our first Resistance Talks is themed “the Rise of Corporate Rule,” which will discuss how financial elites have gained new positions to influence public policy, and provide examples of how local efforts are empowering the community and economy.

On March 24th, we will explore local examples of Resistance efforts, focusing on the topics of divestment, real estate, mainstream media, and the food industry. Light food and drink refreshments will be provided by People’s Food Co-op.

Speakers include:
Margot Black, Portland Tenants United
People’s Food Co-op
Jenny Logan,
Jacob Bureros, Direct Action Alliance

Join us at People’s Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave) on March 24th, 2017 from 5:30-8pm.
Suggested donation is $10.

About People’s Co-op: People’s Food Co-op is a passionate community working together for sustainability, progressive land and animal stewardship, human rights, and social and economic justice. We cultivate strong relationships with the food we eat and believe that these healthy connections fortify our local economy. Since 1970, People's has committed to fight against racism and discrimination through our democratic work place where all voices are heard, staff-led Social Justice and Equity working group, and buying guidelines that prioritize products produced and distributed ethically, sustainability and in line with our values.

About Know Your City: Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Our programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action.

About Portland’s Resistance: Portland’s Resistance is a community group that organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.
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By: Know Your City