we believe in the power of community. and that when we join together, we can make rad sh*t happen. in the spirit of community, let's join together and raise awareness and dollars for immigrants being detained right here in Oregon. pom pom mamas, pals and partners welcome (please no kiddos).
TOGETHER WE BELONG is a fundraiser that will support the local legal and activist work in defending and protecting asylum seekers detained in federal prison in Sheridan Oregon. we are huge fans of the local organization Innovation Law Lab who are rallying the legal rapid response efforts for immigrants in Oregon.
we invite the pom pom social community + friends to join us for a very special gathering set amidst the lush garden at the home of our Pom Pom Social Portland power mama, Nikki Fenix. pack a blanket and sweater and come celebrate the power of community for this garden gathering. get ready to enjoy music, drinks and bites al fresco and hear from different voices on how we can help drive action toward keeping families together.
- celebrate the power of community
- hear from mama change makers on their angle on social justice
- raise funds toward the work of Innovation Law Lab to support immigrants detained in OR
our fundraising target is $5,000 and we are asking for a $25 ticket donation (please feel free to give more!!) to help us toward this goal (we will get a 200% match by Nike for any donation made).
please use the donation button below to purchase your ticket. we are accepting a sliding scale starting at $25. by making your donation below, you are securing your RSVP for this event. please note, we can also accept donations onsite via Venmo but prefer all payments are made electronically and not by cash.
we will be hosting this event at a residence / outdoor garden so please bring an extra sweater as we will be hanging outdoors. there will be street parking available and we always encourage car-pooling or Lyft or taxi for those of you who plan to drink. no drinking and driving please! pre crawling babes are welcome but we ask that this is a kid-free event due to the nature of the topics addressed. if you have any questions about the event, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
we will be joined by the lovely PDX based singer/songwriter Margaret Wehr who will share some brand new songs in an exclusive unplugged performance in the Fenixes magical garden. Margaret aka Maggie Gibson is a midwestern singer/songwriter with a deep love for the towering pines and vast oceans of the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by a wide variety of musical styles, these songs exude a healing, empowering honesty and an unabashed vulnerability that stick with you.
we are excited to hear from two different mama game changers on how they are approaching social justice and the immigrant crisis.
Chelsea Strautman is a single mother, creative entrepreneur and social justice advocate. Today, she runs her own law firm, focusing on immigrant and human rights. She recently launched The CALLBS Company, and has been “taking care of sh*t since 2018” through intuitive and subversive community-organizing and political strategy. Chelsea will help shed light on the fight against the ICE Zero Tolerance policy and what we can do now, to help, in Oregon.
Previously, Chelsea was the Director of Operations and Creative Director of Bonsai Mirai and has also worked for UNICEF in Latin America, facilitating workshops with indigenous communities on women’s empowerment and the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child. She trained in the US Marine Corps for four years, graduating first from her company of 200+ men and women at Officer Candidate School.
Lindsay Meyer-Harley is an online shop keeper, mom of two and activist. Fueled by the political situation she was witnessing, she launched a new kind of online auction - Still We Rise - which operates via Instagram and where she curates with a select list of like minded brands, small business and artists. Still We Rise has raised over $110,000 since its inception in 2017 and has benefitted organizations like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, EveryTown, Moms Demand and Emily’s List.
Lindsay is gearing up for the fifth ever Still We Rise auction July 2-9 which will focus on fundraising efforts for ACLU, RAICES and Texas Civil Liberties Project to support the work in re-uniting families. Lindsay will share her story of how she has been able to raise a lot of noise (and a lot of cash) in such little time with Still We Rise and what we can do to be a part of the change she is making.