PICA will host the first in a series of workshops on organizing, safety, and protest to encourage the resistance to the Trump regime. Artist organized by: Julie Perini, Sharita Towne, Ryan Pierce, Jodi Darby, Erin Yanke, Roger Peet, Amy Harwood, Esther Forbyn, Patricia Vazquez, and others with support from c3:initiative, Mississippi Records, and PICA.

First 100 Days offers a platform for artists and non-artists alike to share skills and ideas for participating in street protests and creative interventions, and seeks to strengthen communities by channeling outrage into dynamic projects based on a deeper analysis of anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, and feminist histories.

Join us January 14-15, 2017 at PICA’s downtown location (415 SW 10th Ave., 3rd floor) with a weekend of workshops and art-making in preparation for inauguration demonstrations. Admission is free, free childcare will be available, and free food and refreshments will be provided. On January 28, 2017, First 100 Days will follow up with a day-long event at PNCA (511 NW Broadway) focused on building longer term resistance strategies within the arts community.

RSVP Requested

For information, contact: Kirsten Saladow, [email protected]


Free Admission / Free on-site childcare available / Free food all day

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is ADA accessible via the elevator to the third floor from the 10th Avenue entrance of the building. The space is ADA compliant, including all-gender bathrooms and PICA can ensure that furniture setups also meet ADA needs.

Saturday, January 14: Educate

10:00 – 11:00 AM Welcome
Keynote: Mic Crenshaw
11:00 – 11:40 AM The Art of Protest: Logistics
10 minute presentations from each training cohort
  • Making Media: Mic Crenshaw, Jenna Yokayama, Erin Yanke
  • Wellness in the Streets: Rosehip Medic Collective
  • Policing the Police: Rose City Copwatch
  • Graphics for Action: Roger Peet
11:40 AM – 1:00 PM Logistics Breakout Groups
Work in-depth with one of the cohorts from The Art of Protest
1:00 – 2:00 PM On-site lunch courtesy of PICA
2:00 – 3:00 PM Privilege and Intervention: Karen Hixson
3:00 – 3:30 PM Visual Intervention: Demian DinéYazhi’
3:30 – 8:00 PM Ongoing Artmaking
There will be several stations set up to support the creation of original art for upcoming anti-inauguration protests: banners, signs, and miscellaneous materials. We encourage participants to bring their own supplies to add and share.
5:00 – 6:00 PM Happy Hour: DJ Allan Wilson
Refreshments courtesy of PICA
6:00 – 8:00 PM Self Defense: Jodi Darby

Sunday, January 15: Agitate

10:30 – 11:00 AM Welcome and review of day 1
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Right to Know: Civil Liberties Defense Center
1:00 – 2:00 PM On-site lunch courtesy of PICA
2:00 – 8:00 PM Open Art Making
2:00 – 4:00 PM Make Your Own Gas Mask
Riley King will have a station set up, and empty 2-liter bottles available, to show you how to make a cheap and effective tool to keep safe on the streets.
2:00 – 4:00 PM Tiny Talks: Cultural Resistance
During open art making we will feature a series of 5-minute presentations by local artists and activists about their work and thoughts on creative resistance. First 100 Days organizers will also give a preview to the upcoming January 28th ORGANIZE event. Confirmed speakers include:
4:00 – 5:00 PM Guided Conversation & Resource Brainstorm
5:00 – 6:00 PM Happy Hour: Weird Allan Kaprow Karaoke
Refreshments courtesy of PICA
6:00 – 8:00 PM Self Defense: Jodi Darby