There was good times for everyone involved. There was enough food to go around between Sisters of the Road, Food Not Bombs, and Ha Ha Now to treat everyone with happy tummies. Our entertainment went off without a hitch also due to great scheduling.Ibrahim Mubarak started the shindig as the MC introducing the FU man, Paul Boden from WRAP gave us a heart warming speech, one only a subversive anarchist guerrilla would love, and there were plenty of us out there!Bajo Salario was then introduced with Latino style of music and a message of solidarity for the issues we face today. Speeches were the next in line with people like Leo Rhodes, Lucilene Lira, and again Ibrahim. Many thanks to Shoehorn for bringing his very coordinated styling of sax and tap dance to this event, now that’s entertainment! Mic Crenshaw funked it up with many of his original music favorites that had everybody up singin’ and groovin’.Topping the evening off with the eclectic vids from the B Media Collective. Fun that makes you think. One of their selection was a unreleased work in progress about R2S/R2DToo. Can’t wait for the premiere!Security had very fewer problems with coordination this year, and not a lot of police interaction ( you think their getting used to us?) It went pretty smoothly in all.
This years pitch a tent theme with Sweepless Nights. Know your Rights. We want to thank the following people and organization for their continued support and dedication to Right 2 Survive.
Paul Boden from Western Regional Advocacy Project.
The Oregon Homeless Bill of Rights
Bajo Salario/Collective Band
Food Not Bombs
Sisters of the Road
Thank you to Sisters in Strength for setting up the Red tents and for the gift bags filled with many amazing and useful items that we can use.
The Humanity Hub & Occupy PDX
Adam Carpinelli/Fingerpaint Afrojazz
The Dreamers at Right to dream too.
All the volunteers before, after and during the event.
Thank you to Mark J Hofheins Jr. from UCARE-United Coalition Against Repression for recapping pitch a tent with this video.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRMEtyrnCMo
Check out our pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.472731846194313.1073741839.394628954004603&type=1