We are against hate which targets continually marginalized people, no matter if they are Asian, Asian-American, Pacific Islanders, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQ+ identifying. We support movements for reform, protest, and equality. A collection of resources and organizations working toward these efforts, and those which offer support, can be found here.

We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions.

An additional list of support and relief funds can be found here.

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Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - June 6 @ 8:00 pm
Books with Pictures, 1401 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
Free

🌟ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND SALE!🌟 To celebrate Books with Pictures' five years in business, we're having our biggest sale ever, from tomorrow, June 2, through Sunday the 6th! We'll have selected books and back issues for sale on the sidewalk for 65% off all week starting tomorrow, plus extra sales in store each day: Wednesday, June 2: Superhero graphic novels are 25% off -- and Pup Tent, the awesome new florist in our lot, will be in costume as... well, it's a surprise. Thursday, June 3: Zines and small-press comics are 50% off, and nonfiction graphic novels are 25% off. Friday, June 4: Single issue comics are 75% off. Excludes books released 5/26 and 6/2. Excludes curated $3 back issue section. Saturday, June 5: Non-superhero graphic…

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HOCUS: Submissions Open!

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

HOCUS is now accepting submissions of prose and poetry of up to 2000 words for our next (hopefully) live event at the Rose City Book Pub in NE Portland. This event will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd from approximately 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. The theme is Talismans. Send us your poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction which deals either directly or obliquely with this theme. HOCUS is looking for work in the literary genre. If your work flirts with other genres like sci-fi or fantasy, it may be in our wheelhouse, but the term "literary" should come first. No hard sci-fi or sword-and-sandals gladiators or the like, please. To submit, go to our website and click on the Submit tab. Submissions close July 11th.

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6:30 pm

First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Zoom

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

First Friday Open Mic and Poetry Reading a virtual event on Zoom. Co-sponsored by the Milwaukie Poetry Series and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. Featured Readers are the Eugene First and Third Thursday Poetry Group. They will read their own work or their favorite poems. Members who will read are Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew, Catherine McGuire, Nancy Carol Moody, Keli Osborne, Colette Tennant and Ingrid Wendt.. The Open Mic will follow their reading. Email Tom Hogan at tomhogan2@comcast.net to register. You will receive a zoom link prior to the event. Plan to read 1 or 2 poems depending on the number of participants and length of the poems. If time permits additional poems will be allowed. The event will be recorded and available for viewing on demand on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel after the event.

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