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Portland Latinx Pride Parade Walk
Join PDX Latinx Pride for the Portland Pride Parade. We gather at 9:30 a.m. to prepare and practice, and the parade starts at 11 a.m. Please wear ALL WHITE CLOTHES, and be prepared to stand for several hours. Invite your friends and represent Latinx LGBTQI2SA+ pride!
Sunday, June 18, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the North Park Blocks, NW 8th Ave & NW Davis St, Portland. More info on the Facebook event page.

PULSE Anniversary: Honor Them With Action
We are joining in a nationwide effort to take actions that create a safer environment for LGBTQI+ communities. Join us for a presentation by the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety and learn what actions can be taken here in Oregon to promote responsible gun ownership and common sense gun reform.
Monday, June 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. Free and open to the public. More info on the Facebook event page.

Community Events

Fundraiser for New Social Change Organization: Hermandad Mexicana
Hermandad Mexicana, a social change organization originating in Los Angeles, is opening a new organization: Hermandad Mexicana de Oregon. We are organizing our first fundraiser for this venture, an event and silent auction hosted at the bar located inside the Portland Mercado.
Thursday, June 8, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland. Free admission. More info on the Facebook event page.

The Happening 2017: Portland’s Love/Hate Relationship with Hip-Hop
Join moderator DJ Klyph as he prompts artist Karma Riviera, artist Fish Martinez, journalist Jenni Moore and promoter Anthony Sanchez to share their takes on the state of Portland’s local hip-hop scene. Stay to take part in an audience-focused Q&A and community discussion. You’re also invited to tour our facility to see what resources can be used to produce, upload and share your digital content.
Saturday, June 10, 1 – 4 p.m. at Open Signal: Portland Community Center, 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland. Tickets $7 in advance or at the door. Free admission for youth. Tickets and more info at www.opensignalpdx.org/calendar/event/1551.

PDX Culture Keepers Festival
Oregon Folklife Network and Oregon Historical Society invite you to a festive afternoon with Portland Metro Area folk artists! These featured culture keepers will perform or demonstrate a variety of cultural traditions, from Kenyan cooking techniques to Estonian folk dance. Rounding out the program will be interactive demonstrations of Oaxacan weaving, Coquille/Coos canoe paddle carving, and intricately woven nautical rope mats.
Sunday, June 11, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland. Free admission, kid-friendly. More info on the Facebook event page.

Grand Opening: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
OJMCHE is opening the doors to our new home. With our location in the heart of the city’s cultural hub, our expanded galleries, a new Jewish themed café, and even a children’s corner, OJMCHE is positioned to be a new Oregon treasure.
Sunday, June 11, 12 – 4 p.m. at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis St, Portland. Free admission, kid-friendly. More info on the Facebook event page.

Trabajo sin muros / Work Without Walls: Voz’ Annual Dinner
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project invites you to Voz’s 2017 Annual Dinner celebrating the lives of the diverse day laborers and immigrants who find employment through the MLK Jr. Worker Center, and raising our voice in opposition to the many threats facing our community at this time. The dinner is catered by ¿Por Qué No?, with live music, incredible raffle prizes, and a short program featuring community speakers sharing our current efforts working with day laborers and immigrants in the Portland community.
Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Ascension Catholic Church PDX, 743 SE 76th Ave, Portland. Tickets $50 at https://vozportland.salsalabs.org/annualdinnerevent, covers entry and dinner.

Good Times

¡Queer Latin Night!
Come dance with PDX Latinx Pride and Bi Brigade at Crush’s Queer Latin Night party every second Thursday of the month!
Thursday, June 8, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only. More info on the Facebook event page.

Remounting of Swimming While Drowning by Emilio Rodriguez
Due to the overwhelming popularity of Swimming While Drowning by Emilio Rodriguez, directed by Francisco Garcia, Milagro is remounting this production with a simplified set for two nights only. Spoken word poetry and teen romance collide in this coming of age story as two homeless teens find inspiration to live life on their own terms.
Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 10 p.m. at Milagro, 525 SE Stark St., Portland. Pay what you will. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Milagro.org or with cash at the door.

Tropitaal Desi Latino Soundclash 4-Year Anniversary!
The hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions! With hosts and resident DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid, special guest Sumo Hair (LA), and live cumbia from Portland’s own Savila featuring Fabi Reyna, Brisa Delaselva and Papi Fimbres.
Saturday, June 10, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Goodfoot Lounge, 2845 SE Stark St, Portland. $7 admission, 21+ only. More information on the Facebook event page.

Hurray for the Riff Raff at Revolution Hall
Hurray For The Riff Raff features music from their latest album, The Navigator, in this concert at Revolution Hall. Born and raised in the Puerto Rican Bronx, frontwoman Alynda Segarra embeds the rhythms of the Latinx diaspora throughout her musical narrative.
Tuesday, June 13, 7 – 11 p.m. at Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #110, Portland. Tickets $21 at http://ticketf.ly/2q5rWUh. All ages event. More info on the Facebook event page.

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