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11:30 am

Longreads Club – ‘We’re all fighting the giant’: Gig workers around the world are finally organizing

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207

Gig workers around the world are finally organizing. Faced with fragility and uncertainty, gig workers are connecting across borders to challenge platforms’ power and policies. THE ARTICLE https://restofworld.org/2021/gig-workers-around-the-world-are-finally-organizing/ ~5.5K words, ~30 min If paywalled: https://archive.is/38k0C EXTRA CREDIT (some optional resources for further reading into the topic) The investors pushing the gig model around the world (7m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-investors-behind-gig-work-model/ The gig workers index - Mixed emotions, dim prospects (6m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-index-mixed-emotions-dim-prospects/ How the platform economy sets women up to fail (9m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-how-platforms-set-women-up-to-fail/ photo by: Jean Chung ABOUT The Longreads Club is a bi-weekly program hosted by WorldOregon's Young Professionals group. We discuss a long-form article focused on a global topic each meeting. It's like a book club, but the reading material is much, much shorter. Rather than skim…

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1:00 pm

Memory and Memoir :: How to tease out the story from the chaos of your mind :: A Webgasm

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207

WHAT: A three-hour online webgasm with Lidia Yuknavitch and at least one magical guest. (With a 15-minute intermission.) WHEN: Sunday, November 7th, 1PM-4PM Pacific (4PM-7PM Eastern) WHERE: ZOOM. Meeting ID will be provided ahead of time. (Interested in this event but unable to join it live? All registered attendees will receive a link to a recording of it that will be viewable for one week afterwards.) HOW MUCH: $150. Payment plans are available, contact Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are always available. Click here to apply. Memory is a mess--a chaotic whirl of synaptic connections and disconnections, biochemical zaps, emotional torque. How do you wrestle all that down to a story on the page? What lives in your memory that is useful for writing…

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3:30 pm

Literally Crawling Workshop – *MIND MAPPING* (intuitive poetry comics)

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207

*MIND MAPPING* (intuitive poetry comics in private) with Mars Ramirez What does your brain do when you’re not listening to it? Together, we will learn about using our sketchbooks as a daily devotion of personal storytelling. Looking at the intersection of word&image, and the ways that some artists use the poetics of image alone, we will distill what is most important for each of us. Then looking inward, we will find what feels good, and find our stories to tell. 1 part lecture and 1 part studio time AN INTERACTIVE SLIDESHOW; participants will walk away with many new exercises to do in their sketchbooks, and a new way of thinking about making intuitively in private. Sun Nov 7th as a part of Literally Crawling Virtual…

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