Let’s try something different this Thanksgiving. How about humility?

Think the last couple of years have been rough for diversity in America? How about the last couple of centuries? If you are descended from the indigenous inhabitants of this amazing country, your history of marginalization and resistance extends farther back than the latest insanity brought into sharp focus by the Trump presidency. Much farther….

Don’t get mad. Get pizza.

For Free! Yes, you heard us – FREE PIZZA! If you vote, that is.  AND –  dance ’til your feet decide to take a hike, to the music of The New Iberians and the Reverb Brothers! And help support this month’s fabulous organization, Rahab’s Sisters! How could you go wrong? Here’s the deal: While Rome Burns…

September Songs

Hey Burners – we’re back from our August vacation, relaxed, refreshed, and ready to ROCK SOME RESISTANCE! We’ve got a great show lined up this month, starting with a great band: Brooks Hill (featuring Cindy Lou Banks) will be bringing their special brand of Country-oriented Americana. It’s a  big-voiced, big-hearted music, deisgned to get your your…

We hope you don’t mind, but we’re taking August off.

After 17 straight months of While Rome Burns events – crazy, wonderful, inspiring, joyous While Rome Burns events – we felt that you, our die-hard WRB fans, might forgive us if we took just a wee bit of time off. So this month (August) there will be no WRB event. But not to worry! We…

Karen Lovely, Tevis Hodge Jr. to benefit Causa at this month’s WRB

Artist/activist group While Rome Burns is focusing on the issue of immigration at this month’s benefit. With back-to-back performances by two of Portland’s most dynamic blues/jazz/R&B/Americana luminaries, Karen Lovely and Tevis Hodge Jr., While Rome Burns hopes to raise both money and awareness for Causa, one of Oregon’s most committed Latino immigrant support organizations. Please…

Reunite an Immigrant Parent with Their Child

Remember last September when we raised a few dollars for RAICES and their efforts to help immigrants particularly hard hit by the floods? Well, RAICES has their hands full now with this insane family separation policy at our southern border. This time, though, people are coming out in droves to support the work they are…

Joe Kye to Headline Benefit for ICHRP-US

Here at While Rome Burns we have a knack for bringing you top-notch artists from all points along the musical spectrum. We continue this tradition with another ground-breaking artist at our May benefit for the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-US). Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist- looper and vocalist…

It is our anniversary! Or was! Or something!

And we’re throwing a party! Hey, you know us – we might be a little behind the curve sometimes, but we mean well. In April While Rome Burns celebrates it’s one-year-and-a-month anniversary, with PDX Latin faves Sabroso and indigenous dance group Huehca Omeyocan. It’s a reprise our our very first benefit from March 2017, supporting our good…

Right To Health

Fact: Health disparities related to racism exist everywhere. At Right To Health, breaking down barriers to health access in Portland is our mission. By serving people IN their community, we build more resilient citizens. For over 10 years, Right To Health’s wholly volunteer team has provided mobile health outreach services, workshops, research support and more…