Kevin from Team Colors to participate in Worker Forum (Portland, OR)

Kevin from Team Colors will be participating in an event titled Work and related problems: A forum on low-wages, wage-theft, housing injustice, and the movement seeking solutions on Monday, August 25th, 6-8pm at Portland Community College Cascade Campus.

Participating organizations: $15 Now PDX, High $5 PDX, Portland Solidarity Network, and Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project

Speakers: Angela MacWhinnie (former-We Are Oregon, LiUNA! 483), Kevin Van Meter (University of Minnesota, Team Colors); community and housing justice organizer Kari Koch will MC the event.

Event Description:
Join Portland area organizations demanding higher wages, agitating to raise the minimum wage, fighting wage-theft, building worker power, campaigning against stolen security deposits and slumlords, for a forum on the realities and struggles of the working class and poor peoples of the region.  Following forty years of stagnating wages, rising rents, precarious employment and an unprecedented economic crisis, $15 Now PDX, High $5 PDX, Portland Solidarity Network, and Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project are necessary initiatives for developing a movement seeking solutions to these crises and problems.  Short talks on the conditions and composition of the working class and poor peoples of the Portland region will be followed by a panel of organizers speaking to the endeavors of each initiative.  Discussion and opportunities to support and directly participate in this organizing will conclude the event.

  • Childcare and English-to-Spanish translation will be available / Interpretación al español estará disponible.
  • Event is free / no one turned away for lack of funds; donations to cover costs of childcare and translation are requested.
  • The Event will be held at PCC Cascade Terrell Hall, Room 112 (1 Block North of N. Killingsworth St. & 1 Block East of N. Albina Ave)
  • Our friends at Eberhardt Press designed and printed our publicity materials and the event will be video recorded for those who cannot attend.

Facebook event invite here.