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The Portland Women’s Movement Part 2 - Building: from Activism to Institutions - Thursday March 7 2013

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  • Date: Thursday March 7, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: 2nd Floor Gallery, Urban Affairs Building, Portland State University, 506 SW Mill St., Portland
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Purpose

Presented by History of Social Justice Organizing & The Center for Women, Politics and Policy

Panel, Q & A discussion, Free

The Portland women’s movement of the 70s began with protests and consciousness raising but quickly expanded to include projects and services: bookstores, abortion information and referral, a rape hotline, women’s studies at PSU, an independent feminist school, a building, a health clinic and more. This panel will cover the Community Law Project, the Rape Relief Hotline, the Red Emma collective, the Portland Women’s Health Clinic, and Prescott House.

Panelists: Ruth Gundle was one of the founders of the Community Law Project (a feminist law collective) in 1975; Kristan Knapp co-founded Prescott House, a place for women getting out of prison to readjust to society. It evolved into Bradley-Angle House, the first shelter for women escaping violence on the West Coast; Ann Mussey was a member of a feminist collective in 1971 Portland called Red Emma which was home to some of the early founders of the Portland Women's Health Clinic; May Wallace (formerly Susan Crawford) helped launch the Rape Relief Hotline in 1973, now known as the Portland Women's Crisis Line.

History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing topics in Portland and elsewhere. The mission for the Center for Women, Politics & Policy is to increase women's leadership in public policy through targeted teaching and community service programs.

A program of Occupy History & the Center for Women, Politics & Policy (cwpp.pdx.edu/)

Find upcoming programs at http://historyofsocialjustice.wordpress.com/. Contact us at info@occupyhistory.us

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The program will be free as usual.

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Portland Women’s Movement Part I: Origins - Thursday January 24 2013

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  • Date: Thursday January 24, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Smith Center at Portland State University, Room 328, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland
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Purpose

The panel will feature Maureen Gray Hudson, Kathleen Saadat and Susan Stoner. Sandy Polishuk will moderate.

Maureen Gray Hudson is an artist, writer and web publisher. She was active in Portland's city-wide women's organizing projects, including the women's speaker's bureau and women's center. In the late 60s and early 70s she was active at Portland State in the day care organizing project, the chair of PSU Speaker's Bureau, President of S.D.S. and co-founder of Women University Members.

Kathleen Saadat has been an activist in Portland, OR since the 1970's. She worked with several women's groups both social and political. Among them The Black Women's Rap Group; Las Mujheres de Colores de Oregon; Radical Women; Black Lesbians and Gays United. She was also part of the group of women who responded to the government's attack on the Fred Hampton Clinic; participated in consciousness raising groups and community building during that time.

Susan Stoner is a local union attorney and historical mystery writer. She was involved in the early 1970's with the Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (WITCHES), started the Women's Health Clinic in Neighborhood House, Health Rap, Outside In and a whole slew of community activist projects ranging from children and families to prisoner advocacy.

Moderator: Sandy Polishuk is an oral historian, writer and activist. In the late 60s and early 70s she helped organize women's consciousness raising groups and was a member of both the first women's studies coordinating committee at PSU and the city-wide women's movement speakers bureau.

History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing both in Portland and elsewhere. A program of Occupy History

Find upcoming programs at historyofsocialjustice.wordpress.com. Contact us at info@occupyhistory.us

Other details
The program will be free as usual.

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A video of the event is now available for viewing.

The Grange: The Movement Overlooked

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  • Date: Wednesday - 14 November 2012
  • Time: 7-8:30 pm
  • Location: 236 Smith Center, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway
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Purpose

Born in the aftermath of the Civil War, for more than 140 years the Grange has played an important role in the fight for prosperity and opportunity for farmers and rural Americans. It was at the forefront in lobbying for regulation of transportation and public utilities, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and Universal Suffrage (1919). The Grange has been the driving force behind improving transportation, waterways; rural postal delivery and how we vote. Additionally, it established cooperative stores and elevators. Learn how the Grange has weaved itself into your everyday life.

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Theresa Thorud is Program Director of the Washington–Yamhill Pomona Grange. She has done extensive research on the history of Granges and on fraternal insurance..

History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing both in Portland and elsewhere. A program of Occupy History.

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