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SEEDS Collective Voice Series

We're excited to announce the SEEDS Collective Voices Series. This initiative brings local community organizers to Reed's campus to discuss relevant justice and racial equity issues in Oregon and talk about how YOU can get involved. 

Monday, March 26th 2018

Advocating for Immigrant Justice at Latino Network: Discussion with Amanda Manjarrez and Justina Romero

Join us for a discussion about immigrant justice in Oregon and the work of Portland-based organization Latino Network with Amanda Manjarrez, attorney and Director of Advocacy, and Justina Romero, Volunteer Specialist. Founded in 1996 by community leaders, Latino Network positively transforms the lives of Latino youth, families & communities. Learn about Amanda and Justina’s work and how to get involved!

6:30-8 PM, Reed College Aspen Multipurpose Room


Latino Network poster

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

13th Screening and PDX Resistance: Film Screening and Discussion with Gregory McKelvey

Join us for a screening of Ava Duvernay’s film, 13th, “An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.” After the screening, we will discuss the film, the racism of mass incarceration, and criminal justice in Oregon with Gregory McKelvey, Co-Founder of PDX Resistance.  

7-8:30 PM, Reed College Psychology 105


Free and Open to the Public!

pdx resistance poster

Thursday, April 12th 2018

Oregon’s Racist History & Action Steps for Immigrant Justice: Workshop w/ Jakki Durón of Forward Together

Created with One Oregon, this introductory workshop helps participants learn more about Oregon’s immigrant and refugee communities and proposed ballot measures in 2018 that would target immigrant communities and communities of color. Come learn about the history of white supremacist policies in Oregon and how to join the fight against ballot measure IP22, whose sponsor organization is tied to national white supremacist and neo-nazi players. Jakki Durón is the Oregon Field Organizer at Forward Together, a national multi-racial, multi-gender organization with an Oregon-state program that centers women of color, trans and non-binary people of color, and Indigenous people.

7-8:30 PM, Reed College Performing Arts Building 332


Free and Open to the Public!

 forward together poster

Saturday, April 14th 2018

Voter Registration & Local Elections Info

Drop by to register to vote and learn about local races and ballot measures! Information on absentee voting, voter suppression, and voting rights will be provided.

12-4pm, Reed College Gray Campus Center, Rooms C + D


Free and Open to the Public!

2020 voting poster

Spring 2018 Weekend Community Engagement Trips

Join us! Transportation and food provided.
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#dayofserVOZ Weekend Community Engagement Event
Sunday Feb, 25th 10am-1:30pm
Voz Worker's Rights Education Project is a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions through leadership development, organizing, and community education. #dayofserVoz is an orientation event for all volunteers, day laborers, staff, and friends of VOZ to spend the day getting to know one another and visiting neighborhoods in Portland to flyer.
Portlanders Stand with Immigrants and Refugees March
Friday, Mar 17th 5pm-9pm
Hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation, the core values of Portlands Stand with Immigrants and Refugees March is fairness, inclusion and resistance to cruel, racist and misogynistic policies. We invite you to represent Portland Indivisible at this event. 
Northeast Emergency Food Program 
Saturday, March 31st 12:00pm-4:30pm
NE Emergency Food meets the urgent food needs of our north and northeast Portland neighbors while working to develop community solutions to secure access to adequate, affordable, and healthy food. They ground their work in the belief that nutritious food is a basic human need and a building block for a healthy life of possibility. 


Community Partner Information

Voz Workers Rights Education ProjectVoz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. Join us for a Weekend Community Engagement Event to get off campus and support our local Portland community! Voz Workers Rights Education Project needs our support. Volunteer to help with a flyering and phone banking event to bring in more work to the Worker's Center!

Northeast Emergency Food Program: Northeast Emergency Food Program strives to offer more than just free groceries and clothing to the families they serve. They provide community, job resources, access to gardening materials, community dinners, and more. They offer nourishment in the form of a welcoming space and full basket of food. The morning shift involves stocking shelves, unloading donations, and preparing the floor for when we open in the afternoon.


Contact SEEDS

Tara Sonali Miller
SEEDS Program Manager
Student Center 112

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