Buy “Handwarmer Blend” coffee; support Hygiene Station!

This fair-trade, locally roasted whole bean coffee in an eco-friendly corn-based bag is a great way to subsidize Hygiene Project’s support for our unhoused neighbors. A 12oz bag is just $18! (Of that, $11 goes directly to support our programs.) Thanks so much! Please email us about shipping to Free front door delivery forContinue reading “Buy “Handwarmer Blend” coffee; support Hygiene Station!”

#GivingTuesday for grassroots space!

  Donate Now! All around us, community institutions are under threat. But because of you and the thousands of others who believe in a long-term place for movement-building in Portland, SJAC remains. A go-to resource for people organizing — from immediate street demonstrations and community check-ins, to the long haul. We’ll be here for theContinue reading “#GivingTuesday for grassroots space!”

Victory! #SaveSJAC next steps

YES! Together, we did it — we gathered enough caring, committed people to pitch in and #SaveSJAC! This morning, we passed the $20,000 minimum goal we needed to avert foreclosure and lay the foundation for financing the purchase of the building.  In the last few hours, your work sharing the news and the need madeContinue reading “Victory! #SaveSJAC next steps”

Holding Ground was an amazing success!!

More to come, but what an incredible event tonight, everyone! Thanks! Awesome young artists telling it like it is, a wide variety of groups sharing about their work “holding ground” in Portland, and how important SJAC is — great conversations among participants, and a good leg up for SJAC fundraising. We’re close, but still need aContinue reading “Holding Ground was an amazing success!!”

SJAC presents: Holding Ground, Oct 4

or, How community organizations can resist rent spikes, together! Tues, Oct 4: 5:30p doors open, 6:30p program. Speakers: Margot Black, Portland Tenants United; Robert Van Pelt, Tututni Siletz & Umatilla (SJAC board); Grant Neal, Casa Wovoka Native NA; Jonny Cool, local musician, and more! Rents in Portland are rising, and long-term grassroots institutions are beingContinue reading “SJAC presents: Holding Ground, Oct 4”

Capital Campaign to save SJAC

Update 10/6/2016: YES! Together, we did it — we made the minimum needed to #SaveSJAC. Now, let’s keep the momentum going to ensure we have the best mortgage possible, and grow the programs that SJAC is so well-placed to offer movement-building in the heart of Portland. Click here to learn more about our next steps.Continue reading “Capital Campaign to save SJAC”

Spring Gathering and Open House!

The Social Justice Action Center – SJAC – invites you to a Spring Gathering and Open House SJAC is a new initiative that secures a “Community Space” owned and used by our grassroots organizations that represent low-income communities, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, GLBTQ, youth, and other marginalized groups. SJAC offers space for 10-40 people toContinue reading “Spring Gathering and Open House!”


~ ~ “COMMUNITY CONCERT” ~ ~  In solidarity with injured Colombian GM workers from ASOTRECOL Peña en solidaridad con trabajadores lastimados en la General Motors de Colombia Saturday, December 12 at 6:00pm Social Justice Action Center (what used to be Red & Black Cafe) at 400 SE 12th Street and SE Oak, Portland, OR DownloadContinue reading “~ ~ “COMMUNITY CONCERT” ~ ~”