ACLU/NLG Fundraiser Party for Oregon Justice Resource Center and Right to Survive

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9pm – admission $5
Plan B –
1305 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR


Please join us for an evening dedicated to the celebration of legal activism! This party will be hosted by the Lewis & Clark Law School’s ACLU and NLG student groups. Both the NLG and ACLU have long histories of standing up for justice, civil rights, and underrepresented populations. This will be an evening of dancing, mingling, sharing stories and ideas, and celebrating the great work of our student groups and associated organizations.

The evening will also be a fundraiser for the Oregon Justice Resource Center and Right 2 Survive. Your admission ($5) will be donated to these two organizations, as well as the money collected from a raffle that will take place at the event.

Entertainment will include:

Poppet (Live Post-Apocalyptic Indy Pop)
Juicy Karkass (Live Hip Hop)
VJ Eyegrade (Live Audio Visual Experience)
Thee Bad Pioneer 2000 (Pioneering the Dance Party)
Shaman Goa Constrictor (Failed n Broken Systems n Beats)

Invite your friends to the Facebook event page.

ACLU of Oregon (student group’s affiliate organization) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU believes that the freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. The ACLU advances civil liberties and civil rights by activities that include litigation, education, and lobbying.

National Lawyer’s Guild (student group’s affiliate organization) is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. NLG seeks to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities. In the spirit of this mission and in collaboration with other like-minded organizations, the OJRC seeks to provide legal services to underrepresented populations; to impart practical skills to future public interest lawyers; and to educate the local community on individual civil rights and current civil liberties issues.

Right 2 Survive is a group of houseless and formerly houseless individuals dedicated to teaching about and defending the human civil and constitutional rights of people experiencing homelessness. One of their recent direct actions, the Right 2 Dream Too rest area, provides refuge and a safe space to sleep undisturbed for Portland’s unhoused community who cannot access affordable housing or shelter.

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