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6:30 pm

Black Feminist Summer School (PDX)

July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PSU Women’s Resource Center, 1802 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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$10 – $25

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT https://forms.gle/ruD6uUWRp8tTQ5ic8 The Black Feminist Summer School is an underground freedom school that explores the teachings of Black Feminist Thought (BFT). This pop-up school will deep-dive into the co-constitutive relationship between pain and pleasure using black feminist texts as theory. In other words, the question I am posing is: what is the bittersweetness of Black Feminism? My hope is that we can intimately explore this question together. Borrowing from Fred Moten, The Black Feminist Summer School (BFSS) will follow this model of study: “When I think about the way we were using the term ‘study,’ I think we were committed to the idea that study is what you do with other people. It’s talking and walking around with other people, working, dancing,…

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First Thursday: Aesthetics Without Borders

July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

"Aesthetics Without Borders" is a solo exhibition of David Leiwei Li, Collins Professor of the Humanities at the University of Oregon and a published artist. The selected photography and painting represent Li's exploration and experimentation of form in his conscious mixing and merging of the world's multiple aesthetics.

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7:00 pm

Unamerican Scum Launch Party

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lovecraft Bar, 421 SE Grand
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Join King Shot and Eraserhead Press to celebrate the release of Cody Goodfellow's new novels, UNAMERICA and SCUM OF THE EARTH. Readings by John Skipp, John Shirley, Michael Kazepis, Nathan Carson and Cody Goodfellow. Sick beats! Door prizes! Drink specials! EXPIATION! No cover!

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Other People’s Poems!

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Come recite someone else's poem from memory, or just listen. First Fridays 7pm sharp

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7:30 pm

The Last Verse

July 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Devil’s Den, 1510 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
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The Last Verse is happening at the Devil's Den on July 5th presented to you by Nova Productions. Join us for a night of music and spoken word where incredibly talented local artists share their amazing works in the intimate environment of our favorite wine shop in town! On July 5th, enjoy the music and poetry from Mr. Monday, A Strange Bird and more! The Den has a huge selection of wines but also beer and cider! This is a 21+ establishment but your puppies are welcome! There is no cover however we have a huge bucket for tips and each dollar

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