📢 Solidarity Action Alert: Friday, 6/30! Starbucks to Strike with Pride! 📢

Dear PAT Educators,

Jobs with Justice is excited to announce the details of the Portland-area Starbucks Strike with Pride happening Friday, June 30th! Workers are going out on an unfair labor practice strike over Starbucks' refusal to bargain over changes in pride decoration policies in addition to the illegal union-busting campaign impacting queer workers!

Demand Starbucks meet workers at the bargaining table and provide real protections for trans and queer workers!

Please come out to support your local Starbucks baristas at the following pickets. Early attendance is encouraged!

Friday, June 30th

Oregon Trail (2233 NE Burnside Gresham, OR): 6am - 2pm
Jenkins (2933 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR): 6am - 3pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square (720 SW Broadway): 6:30am -2pm
Grand & Lloyd (525 NE Grand Ave): 8am - 2pm



Oregon Labor Pride


RSVP today!

See Oregon AFL-CIO's flyer for more information

Nurses STRIKE Providence – for five days

When patient safety is on the line, so are Nurses! Beginning Monday, June 19th, Nurses and clinicians will strike Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Home Health and Hospice, and Providence Seaside for five days. Nurses are fighting for a contract which puts patients and communities over profit. You can help by donating to the strike fund, joining the picket line, coming out to a rally, and more. Find it all here: http://hootbio.com/oregonnurses

Providence ON STRIKE Kickoff Rally
Monday, June 19th at 5pm.
Meet outside of Providence Portland Medical Center (4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213) at 5 pm and then walk to Providence Office Park (4400 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97213)

St. Vincent Solidarity Picket
Wednesday, June 21 from 4 - 8pm
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR)

Providence On Strike Rally (joined at Noon by AFT President Randi Weingarten)
Thursday, June 22nd from 11am - 1pm
Providence Portland Medical Center (4805 NE Glisan St)

Sign up to support the picket line here: https://forms.gle/cfZCxLJEJPvb72cY6

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Artist Talk with Julian Gaines, June 19th

Don’t Shoot Portland is excited to once again invite advocates of social justice to our 10th annual Juneteenth celebrations, which will embody liberation work through activism, free art making and youth music education resources. Our commemoration of Juneteenth centers art in a way that allows the community to come together to honor formerly enslaved ancestors while acknowledging the progress that is still being made.

More of Julians’ work can be seen in a current group exhibition at Russo Lee Gallery now through July 1.

Juneteenth Week of Service with Don’t Shoot PDX-June 16-17th, June 19th

You’re invited to the Juneteenth Week of Action with Don’t Shoot PDX!

Pacific Northwest College of Art on June 16 and 17th, from 9am-2pm! Open to the public & free of charge.

Through these events, Don’t Shoot Portland aims to foster a deeper understanding of Black culture and history to create a platform for dialogue and engagement around issues of racial justice and equality. 

Join us as we honor the legacy of Juneteenth with art-making and social justice education to explore the richness and diversity of Black artistic expression.

Youth of all ages are welcome to attend! Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

Gain new skills and knowledge in printmaking and zine-making techniques and celebrate Juneteenth by learning about and honoring Black artists, activists, culture creators and history makers!

The workshops will take place at Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway, Portland.

Send an email with your name, contact info and event to [email protected] to sign up or to volunteer!


Show PFSP Union Solidarity Tonight!

Hello PAT Educators,

Our PFSP union siblings will be holding a rally at the School Board Meeting tonight, June 13 at 5:30pm to support their bargain. They are hoping some PAT folks will be able to attend the rally in solidarity.


Please see the flyer below for details. Learn more at PFSP, AFT Local 111's website.

Teach Truth Day of Action

NEA is proud to be a co-sponsor of what we believe will be the largest Teach Truth Day of Action -June 10th since Zinn Education Project started and NEA co-sponsored 3-years ago. 

On June 10th and the week prior educators, parents and students will be stepping into their communities, historic monuments and at their state houses to support honest and accurate education that reflects and respects us - no exceptions.  

Please join NEA and Zinn Education Project, Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm ET/4PM PT for an important and inspiring organizing call.

RSVP here. Teach Truth Day of Action Orientation and Planning Workshop on Wednesday, May 10 at 7pm ETSign up here.

On this call you will:

·       Hear about some of the exciting events already being planned in your states

·       Find out how to hold an “event” and simple ways to get involved and where to access toolkits and partner resources

·       Learn about the support that will be provided on narrative framing and media outreach

We recognize the incredible work you all are doing in your states and want to make the most of our collective power this Spring as we join together in this day of action to protect our freedoms to learn, read, teach and thrive.

Please RSVP for the call to receive the Zoom links and feel free to share with other colleagues and partners as appropriate.

Join Us Image previewon May 30th: Teacher Recognition and Award Event

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We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Student With Purpose Teacher Award event, which will take place on May 30th at 4-5 in the Portland Public School District building. This annual event is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our exceptional teachers, who go above and beyond to ensure that our students receive the best education possible.

This year, we have some exciting additions to the event program. Not only will we have inspiring speech by an Oregon State Representative and award presentations for our outstanding teachers, but we will also have two amazing performances by our talented students. Jaysii will be DJing and J Prodigy will be rapping, bringing the energy and excitement to the event.

We are proud to have Jordan Brand as a sponsor of the event, and they will be donating shoes to the winner of the Teacher Award. We are grateful for their support and commitment to education.

We encourage all educators, parents, and community members to come out and join us for this special evening of celebration. It is a great opportunity to connect with each other, celebrate the accomplishments of our teachers, and support our students.

Please mark your calendars for this important event and RSVP by Monday, May 29th using the link provided below. We look forward to seeing you there!


Rose Festival City Fair is Free on Fridays

Wear your blue! Represent PAT at the Rose Festival

Rose Festival CityFair is FREE on Fridays.

Don’t miss the fun at Tom McCall Waterfront Park every Friday during Rose Festival. Present the coupon below at the Rose Festival’s CityFair box office at entry gates to receive FREE admission for up to 4 guests!