Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Know Your Rights Youth Summit

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A free youth summit for 4th-12th graders to build knowledge and power. The summit will include:

The summit will be held at Centro Latino on 1208 S. 10th St., Tacoma, WA 98405.

Register by 9/21/18 at tinyurl.com/kyrtacoma. More exciting details will be announced here.

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May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Hands In: Envisioning Freedom (Paint + Sip)

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TPA's Youth Voice Team is hosting a family-friendly paint and sip on Saturday, May 5th from 12-2:30pm! 

"Hands In: Envisioning Freedom" is a community gathering for family, friends, and community members to enjoy painting, conversation, an art gallery, and open mic! This event inspires to dream of freedom through connecting generations and communities of families and people in storytelling, creativity, and critical imagination. 

This event is at no-cost and is alcohol-free. Food and painting supplies will be provided.

Questions or requests regarding space or accommodations? Please contact us at thepeoplesassembly253@gmail.com.

Thank you to Oasis Youth Center for hosting us!

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Housing Justice Strategy Session II

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We're moving forward on mobilization efforts with community around the three policy priorities identified at our first strategy session: 1) rent control; 2) inclusionary zoning; and 3) racial reparations for Black/African-Americans (which will be discussed and further developed by Black/African-American organizers and community members).

At this session, we will review examples of policies, draft our own policies/proposals, and collectively develop an action plan for the mobilization of community around policy implementation and the creation/strengthening of community-based solutions. 

There will be a small space devoted to younger children to draw/read/play (with limited supervision). Have questions/requests regarding space or accommodations? Please email us at thepeoplesassembly253@gmail.com. RSVP or learn more here.
 

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Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Housing Justice Strategy Session

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We're holding a strategy session to convene community members, organizers, and advocates in a conversation around how to make housing affordability and justice a reality in Tacoma.

All are welcome! To honor the imperative of racial and social equity in housing justice, this space will intend to center community members with lived experiences of displacement/housing instability, particularly those identifying as Black/African.

RSVP and more info here.

*Any questions about or requests for specific accommodations? Please email us at thepeoplesassembly253@gmail.com.

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Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

(Y)our Stories: Justice In Our Schools & Community

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Join us for a community gathering to create, dialogue, and build around issues of housing and racial justice. We'll be holding space for interactive activities, group discussions, art gallery, and share-out.

The program will explore building towards justice in our schools and community, specifically looking at housing in Tacoma-Pierce County and the impacts of the school-to-prison-pipeline on Black youth.

There will be light refreshments and kid-friendly activities. RSVP here and invite your fam/folks!

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Feb
13
4:30 PM16:30

Housing Justice Rally

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As many of us know,  the continuing rise in development and gentrification in Tacoma has pushed more and more residents - especially low-income residents and residents of color - towards displacement and forced relocation from neighborhoods where they have long lived.

Join us to rally in front of the city council building on Tuesday, 2/13 at 4:30pm in a visible call for local government to address housing and social injustice! The rally will be followed with our collective attendance at the City Council meeting, which begins at 5pm. The Citizens' Forum will also be held during this council meeting and we encourage community members to testify and call on the City to take action for housing access and justice!

You can follow this link for more details on the 2/13 meeting agenda items, once they are released. In the meantime, stay tuned for talking points and updates on our event page here. Please join us and spread the word!

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Jan
25
3:30 PM15:30

Protest Rent Increase In Solidarity w/ Madrona Park Tenants

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In solidarity with Madrona Park tenants who've experienced a recent 60-100%+ rent increase, we will gather at Zaran Sayre and Associates, LLC. office to make these demands:

1) Schedule the rent increase to occur no earlier than April 1, 2018 to allow tenants more time to prepare for relocation options and solutions

2) Offer each tenant financial assistance (not loans) to cover move-in costs, including: application fees, deposits, first and last month's rent, and other move-in fees.

Your presence and voice matters! All are welcome.

Can't make it to the protest? Please sign and share our petition widely here!

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

End of Year Bash

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We're putting on an End of Year Bash on Saturday,  December 2nd! We invite you all for live performances, open mic, raffle games & prizes, and arts & crafts for all ages. We'll also be reporting out on where we're at with The Takeback, present interactive visuals of the stories we've collected, and invite you to reflect, strategize, and organize next steps with us. More program details are at our Facebook event page here! If you're interested in tabling, hosting an activity, submitting art, or performing at the Bash, send us a message.

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Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

National Day Against Police Brutality

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Please join us on Sunday, 10/22 at 2pm in recognition of National Day Against Police Brutality. We'll be holding space for a movie viewing, conversation, and remembering those who've been taken by police violence. The event will be held at the Tacoma Community College at 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98466 in Building 17.

We'll be watching "Elementary Genocide", a documentary directed by Rahiem Shabazz, which examines the school-to-prison pipeline and the larger sociocultural structures that hold up systematic criminalization of and violence towards Black people. After the film, we'll have a conversation to share ideas about how we can disrupt anti-Black systems in our everyday lives and how to build towards communities that are free and just for all people.

To close, we'll hold a space of remembrance for those who have been taken by police brutality and systems of violence. You are welcome to bring something to add to our community altar, a snack (for yourself or to share), and your family/friends/folks.

The event is free and open to all. Kids are welcome, as we'll be hosting a play/craft station for younger children, youth, and adults. Hope to see you there!  For more information or to RSVP for the event, follow the link here

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Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Hurricane Maria Benefit Show & Open Mic

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We know that when humanitarian crises and natural disasters occur, communities of color are hit the hardest.

Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. citizens, but are not granted many rights as those living on the mainland. Both of these territories have a deep history of anti-Black racism and a continued legacy of racialized poverty and disenfranchisement. 

To support residents, organizers, and people living and working on the frontlines in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we've identified fundraising campaigns led by and/or that contribute directly to community members and community-based organizations. 

Click here to download our lists of supplies needed and here for a list of grassroots fundraisers as shared by community members themselves or by people on the mainland with family, friends, and comrades in the Caribbean.

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