Martin Luther King Jr Day March


This is a call to action. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we’re asking you to join in the continuation of his struggle for social justice. While many gather on this day to honor his accomplishments in the civil rights movement, we want to also recognize his dedication to ending the numerous intersecting oppressions that still exist in this country.

We will gather at 11 am at Darby’s Cafe. They are closed but are kind enough to let us use their space.

We will march at noon and hold a speak out at Tivoli Fountain on the Capitol lawn. Small children and people with slower mobility will lead the march to ensure accessibility to everyone. Join us for this kid friendly, collaborative action.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Times the are a changin’

POWER member meetings will now be held at an earlier time. Instead of Wednesdays from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, the new meeting time will be from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. The meetings will still be held at POWER’s office, 309 5th Avenue, next door to Rainy Day Records. 

POWER’s Rural County Needs Assessment is a big success!

Sierra, Jen and I presented our Rural County Needs Assessment to the Thurston Home Consortium on Monday, July 14th.  We got great feedback, Consortium and community members agreed that it was a well-done and informative report.  It sparked a rousing dialogue, which would have continued but for time constraints.

Take a look.  Let us know what you think.


July POWER Outage- Presenting our Rural Thurston County Needs Assessment to the community

Hello all.  We want you to join us as we have a practice run at presenting our report before presenting it to the funders, the Thurston County Home Consortium.  Come see what we’ve been busy at work doing for the last two months!