Category: Portland

November 20, 2018

Portland: Art & Power: Centering the Voices of Native Artists November 21

How are Native artists reclaiming space and building community in Portland? What are the current successes and challenges? How can art institutions better support, celebrate and amplify the voices of Native artists and communities? Join the last Art & Power of 2018 to listen, learn and reflect with Portland-based artists, Anthony Hudson, Jaqueline Keeler and Rose High Bear as they discuss their experience navigating Portland as Native peoples and practicing artists, and the intersection of these and other identities.

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November 20, 2018

Portland: Conversation Project: What is Cultural Appropriation? November 30

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

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November 20, 2018

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman

Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. Black ancestors and contemporaries have always been leadersand continue to leadin the sustainable agriculture and food justice movements.

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November 20, 2018

Oregon and Washington State Parks Free on Black Friday November 23

If you’re looking for a way to spend the big day with friends and family, and need some extra inspiration to get out there, perhaps it’s time to lace up your boots and hit the trails! This year on Black Friday, Oregon and Washington state parks will be free to explore, as all day use fees at state parks will be waived.

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November 2, 2018

Portland: Climbing With Purpose | Climb for Refugees and Immigrants November 9

Join The Refugee Center Online for a fundraising party at Planet Granite in downtown Portland. Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments, music and climbing. The proceeds of donations will benefits the RCO’s work to help refugees and immigrants earn their GEDs and become citizens. There will be free lessons to first-time climbers. This event is free, family friendly and open to the public.

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