Our Community, Our Cause - Portland Jobs with Justice 2019 Annual Dinner

Start:Saturday, November 02, 2019 6:00 PM

End: Saturday, November 02, 2019 9:00 PM

Host Contact Info: justin@jwjpdx.org


We are excited to invite you to our 2019 annual dinner — Our Community, Our Cause. For over a quarter of a century Portland Jobs with Justice has been a hub of support for working people in our city. And this this year we have a lot amazing community work, as well as really exciting upcoming work to celebrate. Our success together is only possible because of your support, and through that generous support we continue to grow and deepen our relationship to the struggles of working people in our community.

As the highlight of this year's program, we are honored and thrilled to welcome the world famous, Minneapolis-based social justice artist, Ricardo Levins Morales, as our keynote speaker at this year’s annual dinner! There will also be a pre-dinner artist reception where you can meet and chat with Ricardo Levins Morales and get a copy of our 2019 Annual Dinner poster signed by him! Artist reception will be from 5:00-5:45pm.

Ricardo Levins Morales describes himself as a “healer and trickster organizer disguised as an artist.” He was born into the anti-colonial movement in his native Puerto Rico and was drawn into activism in Chicago when his family moved there in 1967.

Ricardo left high school early and worked in various industries, and over time began to use his art as part of his activism. This activism has included support work for the Black Panthers and Young Lords to participating in or acting in solidarity with farmers, environmental, labor, racial justice and peace movements.

Increasingly Ricardo sees his art and organizing practices as means to address individual, collective and historical trauma. He co-leads workshops on trauma and resilience for organizers as well as trainings on creative organizing, social justice strategy and sustainable activism, and mentors and supports young activists.

Ricardo’s art has won numerous awards but the greatest affirmation is the uses to which it has been put by grassroots movements and communities.

Come celebrate and build a stronger community with us at our 2019 Annual Dinner — Our Community, Our Cause!

(**This page is only purchasing individual tickets. If your organization would like to sponsor a table, please download the organizational sponsorship form at https://jwjpdx.org/2019-annual-dinner/)