A year ago, #saveSJAC won.
And then Trump was elected.
But because of you and the thousands of others who believed in a long-term place for movement-building in Portland, we were here. A go-to resource for people organizing — from immediate street actions and community check-ins, to the long resistance.
And we’re still here. We’ll be here for the next uprising, the next creative crisis. And we’ll be here for the many long moons in between, the regular work of learning, growing, and crafting radical cultures.
Over the last year, with further investment by community members, we refinanced the mortgage — making the building financially secure for the long term. We also negotiated ongoing leases with the low-income residents that ensures their stability and rights. And maintained a consistent, respectful food cart tenant in the kitchen.
With that, combined with regular donors contributing monthly, we’re now able to make our grassroots event space available regardless of means!
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