We had another successful Cascadia Convergence earlier this month, over the weekend of June 9th with a great turn out of about 100 passionate people. Music and workshops happened each day and into the night, with a wonderful community kitchen and fire.
The People's Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) helps drug users in the U-district and locations around Cascadia avoid HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis-C by providing clean needles, straws, medical support and love for those in need. The PHRA strives to enrich and expand its community by encouraging awareness of drug users and homelessness.
CascadiaNow! is an honored to announce our reception of the Fremont Arts Council's McKay Grant. Our first ever grant comes with the preparations for the Fremont Solstice parade where we are fluffing up the sasquatch for quite the show!
November and December were both very active months for Cascadia organizing. Cascadia Now received mentions in several magazines and online blogs, including Vice Magazine, while several events such as the Cascadian Cartography Exhibit took place in Portland, the Decolonizing Cascadia conference took place at the University of British Columbia, the Cascadia Review, a journal of Pacific Northwest poetry released their first issue, and Portland had their first Cascadia meetup.