Thank you to the fabulous organizers at Nasty Women Get Shit Done PDX for their work in producing the Listen, Learn, Lead Conference on Saturday, May 6. The day-long event featured speakers from social justice and political organizations throughout the Portland area. Following lunch, House Rep Earl Blumenauer stopped in to encourage citizen participation and thank the crowd for their activism.
Color U.S. Trumped had a table in the general room where breaks were taken and we were able to promote our Color U.S. Trumped coloring book as well as our Nasty Women sticker sets. We raised some money for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and connected with some great Portland area activists!
The image below shows what America means to people who attended the conference:
This idea for people to write their musings on a blank American flag labeled only with “In Our America…” was inspired by a custom piece of art commissioned by Nasty Women Get Shit Done PDX several months ago. We see the signs on lawns all over our neighborhood. Several neighbors have reported their signs being stolen, but our neighbors just replaced them. “Yet they persist!”