PAT Events

For all upcoming events, please see the PAT calendar and OEA calendar

Come join us on Friday, September 8th at 3:45 PM (or anytime after school) at Laurelhurst Park to help celebrate the start of the school year! Come and enjoy some live music, (courtesy of fellow PAT educators). We’ll have fun, food, and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)! Bring your families, too. RSVP today!

PAT is proud to partner with NEA and Art Build Workers. Come together with your colleagues and community and make art that supports our organizing campaign! No experience necessary, bring the kids! RSVP HERE. See our flyer for more details. 


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



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:

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:

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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.

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!


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.

Come join us on Thursday, June 15th at 3:45 PM (or anytime after school) at Laurelhurst Park to help celebrate the end of the school year! Come and enjoy some live music, (courtesy of substitute educator Greg Burill’s band Gumbo Americana) and a DJ (provided by Roosevelt educator Chris Schwizer). We’ll have fun, food, and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), to help kick off the start of summer! Please feel free to bring your families, too! RSVP here today!