On Friday, May 26 on a MAX train in NE Portland, right-wing extremist Jeremy Christian attacked and killed two men and wounded another, for daring to challenge his racist, islamophobic attack on two young women. Jeremy’s act was not an isolated event. Rather, it represents an emboldening of the right-wing across this country, whose rhetoric and actions have been supported by an openly racist, misogynist, bigoted administration in the White House.
In solidarity with immigrant and Muslim communities who are under attack, and in honor of these heroic victims, the undersigned groups are calling on local labor unions, student groups, faith groups, community organizations, activists, students and concerned residents for a peaceful mass mobilization in front of City Hall on Sunday, June 4th at 12:30 pm. Now is the time to show these bigots, this country, and the world that Portland stands united and will not tolerate this hate. We must reclaim our city and repudiate the violence and hatred of the far-right.
Jeremy Christian is a known white nationalist who has attended recent events hosted by local Far Right organizations. Similarly, these groups have organized a “free speech rally” on June 4th at Terry Schrunk Plaza. Their plan is to instill fear and spread messages of hatred to Portland’s Immigrant, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities.
We seek to mobilize the greatest number of people in front of City Hall; separate from, but adjacent to, the right-wing rally. This will be a peaceful event to show, through our numbers and our voices, that the vast majority of Portland will not stand for racism and bigotry.
Sunday, June 4th
Portland City Hall
1221 Sw 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204
This mass mobilization is endorsed by:
-Portland International Socialist Organization
-Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair-Oregon)
-Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
-Voz Workers' Rights Education Project
-Students United for Palestinian Equal rights
-Portland Jewish Voice for Peace
-American Iranian Friendship Council
-Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
-Solidarity a Socialist-Feminist organization
-Circle of the Living Earth-AIWP
- Buddhist Peace Fellowship
-Portland Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
-Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
-Portland East Timor Action Network
-Arun Gupta, independent journalist, contributor The Nation and The Guardian
-Nick Caleb, Environmental attorney and former City Council candidate
Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/132908870603607/