JWJ’s beloved Faith/Labor Committee kicks off 2023 with hosting their annual Faith/Labor Breakfast.
The theme “Organize, Unite, Win!” sets the stage for the year ahead!
We’ll hear from Oregon Labor Commissioner Christina Stephenson and feature organizing stories from workers across the city! Light breakfast is provided.
Tuesday, February 21st
7:30am – 9:00am
St. Andrew Catholic Church
806 NE Alberta St, Portland
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
Tickets are $25 but no one will be turned away.
If you’d like to send a check, please make it out to Portland Jobs With Justice and mail to:
2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
Please contact Jill for more ticket information — email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
JWJ’s Portland Rising Committee is doing something different for our January film night. In the past we gathered on zoom to watch and discuss a film on the same night. This time, because our film, Pride, is longer than our usual fare, we are asking people to watch the film on their own when convenient and then join us on Friday, January 27, at 7 pm to discuss it.
The film can be seen on several streaming platforms–including on Amazon (free for Prime members) and YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, and Vudu—for under $3. So, watch the film, and then join us on zoom on January 27, at 7 pm, for a fun and thoughtful conversation.
You can get the zoom link by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pride is a 2014 British comedy-drama based closely on a true story. The film takes place during Margaret Thatcher’s neo-liberal rule over British society and is about a group of lesbian and gay activists who raise money to help struggling mining families during the national miners’ strike of 1984. This heart-warming and heart-breaking story has much to teach about the challenges and rewards of building community solidarity. Here is the short trailer for the film—well worth a watch.
The Pacific Coast Coalition for Seafarers is a campaign close to our heart, their work changes lives every day!
Since 2020, the Coalition has mobilized community and labor to uphold the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of seafarers – through generating resources and fostering solidarity. We call on JWJ members and organizations to come through this holiday season for migrant seafarers that pass through the port of Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA!
This holiday season the Coalition is hoping to raise $2000 and prepare holiday care packages for 250 seafarers that will be passing by Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. They are seeking donations of the following items or monetary donations: toiletries, snacks, warm clothing, for $10 you can sponsor a seafarer, for $250 you can “Adopt a Ship.” This amount will ensure each seafarer on one ship will receive a care package filled with the supplies listed above. The Coalition will be sure to send you photos after the ship visit to share the joy you brought to the seafarers with your generous donation!
More about the Coalition:
Since the Coalition’s launching in June 2020, participants have visited ships to deliver care packages and learned more from the seafarers themselves about their conditions. On top of the dangerous and exploitative conditions seafarers face, being away from their families back home can have severe mental and emotional impacts especially during the holiday season when families are all coming together to celebrate. It is in this regard that we are committed to supporting seafarers in any way we can to show them that there are people who care about them even being away from their loved ones.
The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner. That’s right, Portland Jobs With Justice SCROOGE OF THE YEAR IS BACK! Click here for tickets!
Every holiday season Portland JwJ comes together to celebrate our community, and to bestow this not-so-coveted award. This award is given to a boss, politician, corporation, or some other deserving institution that has been particularly Scroogey over the past year.
Congratulations to our 3 Scrooge of the Year FINALISTS!
On Thursday, December 8th at 6:30pm at Taborspace we will vote for one of these bosses to be named Portland’s Scrooge of Year.
Our 3 finalists will write and perform a 7-10 minute entertaining skit demonstrating why we should vote for their nominee. Then we all vote for our favorite/most hated Scrooge.
As we know, votes cost money. So, the nominee who sells the most votes wins the award!
Votes are the tickets to the party. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Each ticket sold is worth 20 votes to put toward your Scrooge nominee. Participants can make additional donations to get more votes for your nominee. More money, more votes!
Share the link below and event flyer with any and everyone!
Ticket donation link: https://bit.ly/3zYTW2z
Thank you to everyone who attended, donated, volunteered, and worked the JwJ Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 6th! It was an amazing and powerful evening, and we couldn’t have done it without you!
Huge shout out to the fantastic band, Lorna Baxter Trio – proud members of American Federation of Musicians Local 99, and the talented A/V team at People’s AV & I.A.T.S.E. Local 28.
If you couldn’t make the event but want to donate to the cause, click here for a direct donation site.
Thank you again and see you soon!!
In case you missed it, tickets for the dinner are officially SOLD OUT at capacity! Thank you! We’re overwhelmed by your support!
If you wish to be added to the waitlist for tickets, please send a message to Amanda@jwjpdx.org! We will let you know as soon as tickets become available. If your organization will not be filling all of your reserved seats, and would like to donate tickets back to the pool so that low wage, unemployed or striking workers can attend, please also contact Amanda!
We look forward to celebrating our movement’s 30th Year and recognizing local leaders in Portland and our special guests from Staten Island, ALU’s Chris Smalls and Derrick Palmer! Their efforts to create change at Amazon, one of the world’s largest and most powerful corporations, have been nothing short of historic!
If you’d like to support us but can’t attend the event, a donation to our silent auction, wine table, or financial contribution would be welcome! On behalf of everyone at Portland Jobs with Justice “J with J,” your support makes our work possible, your fight is our fight, and thank you!