Join us on April 22nd for the Neighborhood Assembly and Inclusive Practice Training, where you can find neighborhood groups organizing in your area or meet new people and get a NAC off the ground!
Since our last Assembly in March we have seen over 17 Neighborhood Action Councils (NACs) form in the Portland area. These groups are starting to work together to build community power across the city. NACs across Portland have been working in meaningful ways to stand in solidarity with houseless communities, work to defend against ICE raids, opposing organized white supremacist groups in the area and against gentrification at the hands of wealthy city developers.
The Assembly shall begin with an Inclusive Practice training (more details posted soon). We shall then have breakout groups for the different NACs to come together and discuss their work. We shall then have breakout groups focused on the specific skills community members have and can contribute to their NAC’s organizing efforts.
Please bring food or drink donations if you can!
Map of NACs in Portland
Let’s Run Rip City:
A Guide to Keep Portland Strong in the Face of Trumpism
Lets Run Rip City is a new urban vision for the city of Portland. It is a vision based on direct democracy and all the essential values that make Portland the place that it is today, In order to beat back Trumpism we must organize with bolder visions for a future society then ever before and develop a united front against the extreme right!
Please print at home if you have the means!
Detailed Schedule and Information
• Tabling Fair
• Inclusive Practice Training
• Neighborhood Action Committees
• Asset-focused Break-out Groups
Asset Based Break Out Groups
Come plug in your skills to the assembly:
• Art and Music
This break is intended for individuals with artistic skills and connections interested in applying those skills to movement-building. Individuals may be interested in hosting music shows, forming groups to flyer at concerts, banner-making, puppet-making/props fashion/aesthetics.
Individuals who are well-versed in any type of design including, but not limited to, graphic design, urban design, architectural design, technical design, and landscape/permacultural design.
This is the group for sysadmins, front-end developers, infosec experts, etc, to focus on applying their skills toward community empowerment.
Individuals who are experts in content creation for the purpose of sharing our ideas, methods, and messages. This may include people skilled at film-making/video production, social media, and podcasts or community radio.
This group is for individuals skilled or interested in building networks and programs for material support and mutual aid. Project ideas might include food distribution, resource shares, childcare programs, and alternative means of establishing health care.
• Community Self Defense
This is for individuals interested and skilled in community security, defense, and trainings of this nature.
• Actions/Neighborhood Outreach
This group is for individuals who are skilled or interested in planning direct actions, protests, and flyering campaigns. (This is an above ground organizing space. As such, no illegal actions will be discussed in the interest of security culture. For more information on security culture visit portlandassembly.com under the resources tab)
For those who are interested or skilled in fundraising through canvassing, crowdfunding, organizing bakes sales and other events.
Individuals with legal skills, folks who do movement defense and jail support versed in security culture.
Individuals interested in developing legislative programs with a focus on building local community power.