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“WE ARE OVERCOMERS!” AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S LUN-
CHEON: This is an opportunity for our community to rally to-
gether and honor the legacy of those who came before us and
have paved the way for where we are today. Free event, 11 a.m.
- 1 p.m., The Center for Self Enhancement, 3920 N. Kerby Ave.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
MARCUS JOHNSON PLAYS AT LINFIELD: Marcus Johnson, an in-
ternationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist, will present a concert
at Linfield College. To date, Marcus has released more than 18
Billboard-charted CDs, with “Poetically Justified” in 2009 and
“This is How I Rock” in 2010 both being ranked as Top 20 Con-
temporary Jazz CDs. JThe concert is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m., Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College,
900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
“URBAN ABSTRACTS” EXHIBIT AND ARTIST TALK: Bernard C.
Meyers notes, “I want to rattle the bones of a building, shake
common perceptions of concrete reality.” His “Urban Abstracts”
photo exhibit runs March 2 –29. Artist Talk is Saturday, March 2
at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Camerawork Gallery, 301 N. Graham
St. Artist Reception follows. Event is free and open to the public.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
BENEFICIAL INSECTS CLASS: Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lace-
wings and other invertebrates that work around the clock to
provide free pest control. You will discover plant types and
management practices that provide habitat to attract and sus-
tain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. From 1 - 3:30
p.m., Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Ave.
CITIZEN ACTIVISM 101, MAKING CHANGES HAPPEN: Want to im-
prove life for yourself and your neighbors or have a concern
about local or federal laws? Learn about strategies like how to
choose your battles, track legislation and how to be heard. From
2 - 3:30 p.m., St. Johns Library, 7510 N Charleston Ave.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
MARDI GRAS DAY PARADE ON MISSISSIPPI AVE: All are welcome
to parade in the second line, or watch from the sides. Merchants
will have specials all day. The parade takes place at night, so
wear lights/reflective clothing. Costumes encouraged but not
required. Line up 5:30 p.m., parade starts at 7 p.m. at Victoria
Bar, 4835 N Albina Ave. Kid’s Costume Contest, 6 p.m. at Luke’s
Frame Shop, 4703 N. Albina Ave. After-party at Mississippi Stu-
dios/Bar Bar, 3939 N Mississippi Ave.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
ALDON MORRIS, W.E.B. DUBOIS AT THE CENTER: In a UW Public
Lecture installment, Northwestern University Professor of So-
ciology and African American Studies Aldon Morris will argue
that NAACP co-founder W.E.B. DuBois was the “father of scien-
tific sociology in the United States,” based on research compiled
in his latest book, The Scholar Denied. Free, 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall,
room 120, 4069 Spokane Ln.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS ALLIANCE GROUP READING: For
well over twenty years now, we have helped host this annual
group reading program—wherever Elliott Bay has been—with
Seattle’s Northwest African American Alliance. These group
readings always feature a dynamic, wide variety of genres,
voices, experiences, approaches—and much spirit and enthusi-
asm. Free, 7 p.m., The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
JOB FAIR 2019: Free event for job seekers. Bring 10 -15 resumes
and dress business professional. 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m., DoubleTree
Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter, 16500
PRACTICAL EQUALITY: Join Robert L. Tsai in conversation with
Megan Ming Francis as they discuss Tsai’s new book, Practical
Equality: Forging Justice In A Divided Nation. Tsai, a leading
expert on constitutional law, traces challenges to equality
throughout American history. 6 p.m., University Book Store,
4326 University Way NE.
PHOTO BY SUSAN FRIED
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
A Hymn to the Peoples
CernaBella, the husband and wife string duo of Ervin Luka Sesek and Amber Archibald-Sesek and Seattle Symphony cellist Joy Payton-
Stevens performed a piece by African American Composer William Grant Still during their performance of “A Hymn to the Peoples,”
Feb. 24 at the Northwest African American Museum. The concert celebrated Afro-Classical music and the works of African American
Portland & Seattle
Womxn’s March & Rally for Action
to Take Place March 3
The 2019 Womxn’s March & Rally for Action will
take place March 3. The theme of the march is to ed-
ucate, engage and empower womxn to fight for pos-
itive change and equality. The event will consist of
a rally, a march and booths where participants can
engage with local nonprofits and social justice orga-
The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
March 3 at South Park Blocks, Smith Union at Port-
land State University (SW Montgomery and SW Park)
There will be a rally at noon followed by a march at 1
p.m., with booths open until 3 pm.
Speakers will include:
• Susheela Jayapal, Keynote -- Jayapal is a Mult-
nomah County Commissioner and the first South
Asian to hold county office in Oregon. Her district
is the most diverse in Multnomah County. Prior to
holding office, she worked with many of Portland’s
social justice organizations.
• Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici -- Bonamici
represents Oregon’s First Congressional District.
She chairs the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and
Human Services and was recently appointed to the
Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
• Deborah Maytubee Denton -- Denton is the found-
er and president of Murdered and Missing Indige-
nous Women USA, which has helped over 300 fam-
ilies. Denton was born for the Chickasaw Nation of
Oklahoma, and her family is from the Wildcat Clan.
• Rabbi Debra Kolodny -- Kolodny is a veteran of sev-
eral social justice movements, bringing a spiritual
perspective and an activist’s passion to racial and
economic justice and women’s, environmental,
peace and LGBTQ causes since 1980.
• Reyna Lopez -- Lopez is the Executive Director of
PCUN, Oregon’s farmworker union and the larg-
est Latinx organization in the state. The daughter
of farmworkers who immigrated from Mexico, she
is a longtime advocate for Oregon’s Latinx popula-
• Shannon Olive -- Olive is the founder and president
of WomenFirst, a nonprofit that provides commu-
nity support, mentorship, life skills and empow-
erment workshops for justice-involved women,
women in recovery and women recovering from
Music will be provided by Baja Solario, a music col-
lective that builds community through music to sup-
port immigrant and migrant rights; the Unpresident-
ed Brass Band and DJ Anjali, who has been igniting
dance floors with Global Bass since 2000 .
Lewis & Clark Hosts ‘Interrupting
Hate in Public Spaces’ March 3
“Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces,” led by Debra
Kolodny, will provide a theoretically grounded prac-
tical opportunity to successfully address hate inci-
dents in public spaces. Using tools and methodolo-
gies proven over decades from the foundational text:
“Training Active Bystanders” by Dr. Ervin Staub, we
will build a culture of peace, welcome, mutual appre-
ciation and love by learning and engaging in active
This workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
March 3 at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School, South
Participants will leave confident of their ability to
support and empower targets by:
• Identifying and tapping into the skills, experienc-
es and values they already have to support their
neighbors more effectively
• Identifying, understanding and overcoming what
inhibits them from becoming active bystanders
• Learning and practicing specific tactics for inter-
rupting verbal hate in public, centering the expe-
rience of the target and empowering the target to
create safety for themselves
• Learning specific tactics for protecting themselves
from verbal abuse
• Understanding the risks inherent in any hostile sit-
• Discerning what not to do to escalate the situation
The cost for the class is $65 for those seeking 3
CEUs, PDUs or Washington Clock Hours. Lewis &
Clark Alumni receive 20 percent off. The cost for
community members is $45 and for students it’s $25.
Please contact email@example.com to register. To discuss
your access needs before registering, please contact
us at (503) 768-6040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues
Statement on Council’s Confirmation
of Sam Zimbabwe
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below state-
ment following the successful 8-0 vote by Seattle City
Council to confirm her nominee Sam Zimbabwe to
lead the Seattle Department of Transportation as its
“I’m heartened that City Council voted today to con-
firm him as the permanent Director of the Seattle
Department of Transportation. Now, we can carry
on the hard work of building a city of the future with
more world-class transit and safer options for biking
and walking. When we undertook our search for the
next leader of the Seattle Department of Transporta-
tion, we looked for a visionary leader with a proven
track record of keeping cities moving, and delivering
on critical transit and transportation projects. “