Taking Care of Yourself + Your Friends
Here’s a reminder that none of us has to do this alone. Please read, print, and share these two handouts, one produced by the National Lawyers Guild Portland Chapter and the other our own Protest Safety/Chem Weapons flier.
Protest Safety & Chem Weapons Handout
NLG Know Your Rights + J20 Aftercare Handout
Bring a buddy, layers, snacks and water. Consider eye and mouth protection in case of chemical weapons. But most of all, show up for yourself and for one another.
“We have a duty to fight for our freedom. We have a duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains” — Assata Shakur
J20+ Aftercare and Legal Aid Night
Come receive herbal, acupuncture, bodywork, first aid, and legal guidance at this J20 Aftercare Session. Tea and snacks will be served.
The event is free and open to all–primarily intended for those taking part in the J20, Women’s March, NAACP march, immigrants march, and other events surrounding the 2017 inauguration. The goal is to help those subjected to police violence, arrest, injury, illness, and stress by this round of protests or by the combined and intolerable effects of weather and political season. This will include both a brief program and opportunities to meet 1:1 with care providers
National Lawyers Guild attorneys, legal workers, and law students will be available to discuss legal options around police interactions and charges, and to help point folks towards possible next steps.
Accessibility: The Q Center is wheelchair accessible, offers gender neutral bathrooms, and is on the Bus 4 line (7 blocks from MAX Yellow line). Though a community center for the LGBTQ community, all are welcome. To make this as inclusive a space as possible and to be good guests, we ask all volunteers and participants to ask rather than assume pronouns, observe people’s emotional and physical boundaries, and consider the impact of language and behavior.
Volunteering: Organizers seek volunteer body workers, herbalists, energy healers, and other modalities of care workers to care for attendees free of charge. Volunteers are asked to email email@example.com or PM the organizers to inquire about requirements and timing.
Schedule of Events –
This list will be updated as we hear of new events. If you are a trained street medic and looking to plug into medic infrastructure, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us at the events in Red Ductape crosses.
Thu Jan 19
4:00pm – 7:30pm : PSU: Anti-Betsy DeVos Walkout – Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Fri Jan 20 — Inauguration
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Student Walkout on Trump’s Inauguration – Smith Memorial Student Union, Southwest Broadway, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, United States
2:30pm – 9:00pm : Queers Rise Up Feeder – Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
3:30pm – 9:00pm: Rise Up and Resist Fascism (main event)- Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR, United States
5:30pm – 8:00pm: Mystery “Oregonians Against Trump” Protests ; no clear information
Sat Jan 21
10:00am – 11:30am : United Front Against the Trump Agenda – Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
12:00pm – 4:00pm : Women’s March on Portland – Tom McCall Waterfront Park, NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209, USA Medical infrastructure organized internally, mostly by nurses and licensed providers. Street medics are invited to plug in, show up at Waterfront Bicycle (10 SW Ash) at 11:30 am to orient
Sun Jan 22
12:00pm – 2:00pm : Queer Speak Out – Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Tue Jan 24
6:00pm – 9:00pm : Aftercare & Legal help – Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217, National Lawyers Guild & Rosehip Medics Event
Sat Jan 28
10:00am – 1:00pm: March and Rally for Justice and Equity – Northeast Holladay St and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR, United States