First Night Tonight ! + KBOO Radio Links

The first night of The Second Portland Renters’ Assembly is tonight at The Portland Central Library, downtown (801 SW 10th Avenue).  Come listen to some individuals and organizations who are trying to change the atmosphere in Portland surrounding rent; and, share your own story!

For more information about the Assembly and its organizers, check out these links to a few times we’ve been on KBOO radio:

Tori Abernathy & Nick Caleb on Positively Revolting, promoting the 1st Assembly

http://kboo.fm/aniandlyntalkwt

Reportback on the 1st Assembly by Old Mole Variety Hour

https://kboo.fm/rentersassembliesinportland0

Second Portland Renters’ Assembly on Positively Revolting

https://kboo.fm/thesecondportlandrentersassemblyonpositi

The Second Portland Renters’ Assembly

The Portland Renters’ Assembly is a gathering of people united by the burden of rent. This burden impacts renters, owners, and the houseless as well as the overall ecosystem of the city. The housing struggle in Portland, much like activism of our time at large, often operates in a state of emergency. There is a need to stand behind those facing foreclosure, eviction, renoviction, houselessness, and rents rising well beyond livability. It is time we stand in solidarity against the basic injustice underlying rent – the exploitation of the human need for housing. Come and share your experience as a renter or with rent-related issues, learn about the history of rent and tenant struggles, and share resources for moving forward together.

Tuesday, ​April 21st​, 2015. ​5:30pm-7:30pm​.
@ The Portland Central Library
801 SW 10th Avenue
General Assembly w/ presentations by ​Cameron Herrington of Living Cully and members of​Socialist Alternative

&

Sunday, ​April 26th​, 2015. ​1pm-3pm​.
@ The North Portland Library
512 N Killingsworth Street
General Assembly w/ presentations by members of Portland Solidarity Network and former city council candidate, Nick Caleb

*At the general assembly, all in attendance are invited to share their experiences as renters or with rent-related issues.

This event is sponsored by KBOO
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The First Portland Renters’ Assembly

The Portland Renters’ Assembly is a gathering of people united by the burden of rent. The housing struggle in Portland, much like activism of our time at large, often operates in a state of emergency. There is a need to stand behind those facing foreclosure, eviction, renoviction, homelessness, and rents rising well beyond livability. It is time for these concerns to stand in solidarity with the basic injustice underlying the concept of ‘rent’ itself. Come and share your experience as a renter or with rent-related issues, learn about the history of rent and tenant struggles, and share resources for moving forward together.

portlandrentersassembly.info

Day 1: 7pm. February 24th, 2015.
Introduction and General Assembly*

Day 2: 7pm. February 25th, 2015.
History of Resistance
Presentations by Know Your City and members of Right to Dream Too

Day 3: 7pm. February 26th, 2015.
Tools, Resources, and Next Steps
Former city council candidate Nick Caleb, and Oregon Community Alliance of Tenants.

@ HQHQ Project Space**
232 SE Oak st #108
Portland, OR 97214

*At the general assembly, all in attendance are invited to share their experiences as renters or with rent-related issues.

**A resource library and open meeting space is available for use during open hours at HQHQ. This iteration of the Assembly is part of an exhibition by Tori Abernathy and is supported by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

**A resource library and open meeting space is available for use during open hours at HQHQ. This iteration of the Assembly is part of an exhibition by Tori Abernathy and is supported by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.