Join Critical Resistance Portland for a film screening followed by discussion on policing in Portland and local community struggles against the prison industrial complex.

bastards of the party flier
Sunday November 22nd 5:30pm
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Center for Intercultural Organizing – Map of location  nearby busses (4, 72)
700 N. Killingsworth St

“The Crips and the Bloods are the bastard offspring of the political parties of the ’60’s. Most of the gangs were born out of the demise of those parties. Out of the ashes of the Black Panter Party came the Crips and the Bloods and the other gangs.”
                – Mike Davis, City of Quartz
Through the history of Los Angeles street organizations/gangs, viewers understand the role of the LA Police Department and the FBI in fomenting anti-Black racism and growing the system of violent police repression evident in LA, Portland, and across the US.

Prior to the film screening we will be hosting a workshop on:
The Abolition of Policing

Sunday, November 22nd, 2:30-5pm
Also at the Center for Intercultural Organizing
Snacks and light meal provided to workshop attendees.
In this workshop we’ll explore how to actually engage in the work of shifting our reliance away from the police and policing to alternative ways of keeping our community safe. We’ll cover what is policing, practice what it looks like to utilize alternatives, and cover a history of policing from the lens of PIC abolition.

Space AccessibilityMain entrance is ADA approved and has a slight inclined ramp to enter, about 3 inches.

Space uses conventional chemical cleaners.CIO has two ADA accessible bathrooms with handrails and large door frames and bathrooms are very large with medium height sinks.Floor is hardwood and space is large with plastic folding chairs and large tables, some cushioned wooden chairs with arm rests are available, and one long wooden cushioned bench.Florescent & natural light.We ask that people attending avoid wearing scents to promote a scent free space for people with multiple chemical sensitivities.