Saturday, January 28th / 10am-6pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art (Mediatheque) / 511 NW Broadway
Free Admission / Free on-site childcare available / Lunch + Snacks served to participants
Following up the on the initial weekend of in-depth workshops and preparations for inauguration protests, our third event in the series intends to connect artists and art students to existing activist platforms and galvanize long term creative resistance.
Please RSVP here.
The Pacific Northwest College of Art is ADA accessible and furniture setups will meet ADA standards and adjust to participant requests. The space includes all-gender bathrooms.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 // ORGANIZE
10:10-11:15am: KEYNOTE - DR. LISA K. BATES
Urban Studies professor at Portland State University, Dr. Lisa K. Bates, will present on Re:gentrification, social justice issues in the Portland Plan, and connecting to artists.
11:15-12:15pm: KEYNOTE - ALEC DUNN
Radical historian and artist, Alec Dunn, will present on the history of artists fighting fascism.
12:15-12:45pm: ON-SITE LUNCH COURTESY OF PNCA
12:45-2pm: KALEIDOSCOPE CONVERSATIONS
Breaking into three groups, we’ll be discussing organizing and movement building in response to the morning’s speakers. Facilitators for the break out conversations will represent a cross-section of political and cultural organizers in the Portland area.
2-3pm: KEYNOTE - MELANIE CERVANTES
Melanie Cervantes from Dignidad Rebelde will speak on the history of radical graphics as tools for social change. Melanie will share methodologies she uses to work with communities to make art in support of Indigenous Sovereignty and protect Sacred Land and other radical projects.
3-3:30: CLOSING KEYNOTE - JUDITH ARCANA
Judith Arcana, writer and member of Chicago's pre-Roe underground abortion collective, JANE, will conclude our presentations for the day.
3:30-5:30pm: ART BUILD
We’ll have several stations for people to learn skills and participate in projects that will create art for future actions.
Anna Swanson and Christopher Melton from Sensory Organizing Project will facilitate a video-based dialogue on intersectional feminism based on their coverage of the recent Portland Women’s March on January 21. Several stations for screen printing will also be available.
5-6pm: HAPPY HOUR