History of Social Justice Organizing presents: The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work
Thursday, Nov 14th four members of the original collective: Andy Clark, Ellen Goldberg, Kiera O'Hara and Peter Thacker spoke to a room full of people who attended The History of Social Justice Organizing event at PSU. The Mountain Moving Collective's consciously anti-profit cafe opened in 1975 offering Portland's earliest vegetarian menu and attracting both alternative and mainstream patrons.
Daily community programming included political presentations, organizing meetings plus local and nationally touring performers. No men were allowed at Wednesday's Women's Night. The collective provided child care, sparking restaurant children's playrooms in town. The bulletin board changed monthly, highlighting the organization currently receiving the tips The Cafe was a catalyst for discussions and action among progressives, and provided a much-loved community center, for women and men, both gay and straight together, until they lost the space in 1979. Co-sponsored by The Center for Women, Politics & Policy @ PSU