Chanukah Solidarity: A Cry for Justice

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On Saturday, December 20th at 4pm. JVP-PDX will be joining:

Cry For Justice: Prayer Vigil and March for Victims of Police Violence
Allen Temple Church 4236 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

On Saturday, December 20 at 4 PM, the Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform will lead a Prayer Vigil and March through Northeast Portland in memory of Michael Brown, killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, killed by a police chokehold in Staten Island, New York. In both cases, grand juries failed to bring indictment for their deaths. The Prayer Vigil and Rally will also honor Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice, a 12 year old shot by police in Cleveland, as well as Portland victims of police shootings and deadly force, including Kendra James, James Jahar Perez, James Chasse, Aaron Campbell, Keaton Otis, Jose Mejia Poot and others. The theme of the Vigil and March is a Cry for Justice.

The Prayer Vigil and March will bring together clergy and members of the community to build momentum for the movement for police reform, nationally and in Portland. An inter-faith coalition of clergy will lead prayers and a March along the route of MLK Boulevard, ending at the overpass where Kendra James was killed by police in 2003. All participants are asked to wear black as a symbol of mourning and respect.



Chanukah SodaStream Boycott action at TARGET

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WHEN:  Saturday December 20 -- 1 to 2:30 PM

WHERE:  City Target (Galleria) Store—entrance at the corner of SW 9th and Morrison (939 Southwest Morrison St.)
​WHAT:  Light candles of justice; Burst the Darkness of the SodaStream Bubble​. Don't Buy the Drink of Occupation; Sip the Nectar of Human Rights.

Please come and Join the PDX SodaStream Boycott Coalition* for a Chanukah celebration as we sing, educate and continue sending our message to Target management and to all shoppers from the sidewalk in front of Target to BOYCOTT SodaStream. Come for some surprise holiday twists to the action!!

(* The PDX SodaStream Boycott Coalition is made up of: Jewish Voice for Peace-PDX Chapter, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, Friends of Sabeel North America, Central Lutheran Church Action Group for Peace in the Holy Land and other local community members).


KBOO Movie Night - 5 Broken Cameras

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KBOO Movie Night

Clinton Street Theater

2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland

Thu 11 December 2014, 7:00pm-10:00pm

The critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements.
Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. 

Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval. 

As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. 

5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production. A Kino Lorber Release.



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JVP-Portland member Maxine Fookson was recently in Gaza with Physicians for Social Responsibility. Read her blog here.

JVP-Portland member Ned Rosch and Zaha Hasan co-host One Land Many Voices on community radio KBOO. For more info, click here.


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