A Wake to Rest, An End with New Beginnings

Feminist Organizations | In Other Words Staff|

Dearly beloved In Other Words Communities, There is no softening this announcement. After 25 years, In Other Words is closing at the end of June 2018. The current members of IOW do not come to this decision lightly. We are grieving. We invite …

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Show Your Art at IOW!

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

We are super excited to be hosting Art Events at In other Words again very soon and are starting to book artists for month-long shows. If you’re a local, Portland artist we’d love to consider showing your work in our space! Interested? Please …

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Open Position: feminist event coordinator

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

In Other Words Feminist Community Center is entirely visioned, owned, and operated by 100% volunteer power!  Do you (or someone you know) have a few extra hours per week and awesome leadership skills? We wanna hear from you! Position Overview The Event Coordinator …

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At the Forefront of the Struggle as We Hold Up Half the Sky: Why the Peace Talks Matter to Pinays and Filipina-Americans

Resistance | In Other Words Staff|

Aleris Villegas | GABRIELA Portland The basis for the continuation of the peace talks between the two recognized governments of the Philippines, the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) is to address the root causes …

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This Is Not Reparations, But It Should Be

The In Other Words blog will now feature literary brilliance from trans, non-binary, and cis colonized women and femmes. Each month we’ll share original pieces exploring, deconstructing, and reconstructing: colonialism, race, identity, war, liberation, anger, land, life, sex, trauma, violence, gender, and past/present/future. We …

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From Portland, OR to Standing Rock: #NoDAPL – Water is Life

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Join In Other Words Feminist Community Center and a coalition of social justice groups in Portland on Tuesday November 15th for a national day of action in solidarity with #NoDAPL. We will gather and rally in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing …

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Guest Post: Defending Hillary Clinton Isn’t Feminism

Feminist/Queer Issues | In Other Words Staff|

Reposted from Daughter of Oya. For more on Hillary Clinton’s greed, racism, and bloodlust: read this. I wish Trump had interrupted Clinton more. I wish he’d peed on her podium or kicked it over. I feel no empathy or sympathy – at all – for …

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Solidarity with Standing Rock and #NoDAPL

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

We resist in solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock and all Indigenous people all over the world rising up against the exploitation and wanton destruction of colonialism and global capitalism. Indigenous peoples are the rightful stewards of the lands and the …

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Fuck Portlandia

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

Several months ago the In Other Words community agreed to discontinue our relationship with Portlandia. This was a direct response to a particular egregious filming of the show in our space which saw our store left a mess, our staff mistreated, our neighbors …

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Donate to our Generosity Fundraiser Today to Support In Other Words!

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In Other Words is a community center, event space, and independent feminist bookstore (one of the last few in the country) in the Albina neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. In Other Words is a space to gather, heal, learn, build, and organize. We are almost …

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