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Saturday
Sep 15
Musical History Tour PDX
Community Music Center

A musical exploration of history and current events with David Rovics.

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It seems to me that in order to understand the world we live in now, we have to know how we got here. In order to have any idea of where were going, we need to know where weve been. We need to know our own history the history of the social movements, uprisings, invasions, coups, economic bubbles, stock market crashes and other events that have shaped our societies and created the world we live in today. The more we know about key events of the past often events that the powers-that-be would prefer we forgot about completely the more the world around us becomes a comprehensible place, existing not just in the three dimensions of the physical world, but in the dimension of time as well.

There are many ways to learn history ways that can be a lot of fun, as well as educational. I have a Musical History section of my website dedicated to using songs as well as prose to introduce people to important events in world history. With the Musical History Tour, Ill be taking that act on the road. Concerts (we can still call them concerts even if Im talking more than usual in between the songs) will be appropriate for any adult or teen audience, and will seek to use historical anecdotes as a means of addressing the present moment.

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Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Constructing Identity in Oregon from Maxville to Vanport (Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble)
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park

In this Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble "work in progress" performance and discussion event, vocalist Marilyn Keller and composer/pianist Ezra Weiss perform two songs from the upcoming concert work "From Maxville to Vanport," featuring text by Renee Mitchell. The writer, singer and composer will speak about the project, and take questions from the audience.

This project, which will culminate in a concert-length composition for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble to be performed in the spring of 2018, tells a fictionalized but historically accurate narrative about two unique places and moments in Oregon's history, Maxville and Vanport. These two towns, both with significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon's constitution banned black residents, tells a part of the state's history that deserves to be heard. Gwendolyn Trice, Executive Director of Maxville Heritage, will also be on hand to speak about Maxville, Oregon. This event is co-presented by the Vanport Mosaic and the Oregon Historical Society.

Seating is first come first served. Limited seating available. Admission to the Museum is $5 after 5 PM.

Performance will take place is the Stevens Room

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Saturday
Jun 3, 2017
Honoring the Black History of Williams Ave. Art Unveiling
Dawson Park

You are Invited to a Community Celebration!

Williams Ave. was once the vibrant heart of Portland’s Black community. Formerly known as the “Black Broadway,” the corridor included a concentration of Black churches, businesses, social service organizations and nightclubs that were thriving and active community institutions.

Although the landscape has changed, there is much to remember, celebrate and build upon. In 2012, the Williams Ave. Safety Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee recommended to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that these stories be honored through an art history project that would have a prominent place on the corridor. Thus, the community-led Honoring History of Williams Ave. Committee and the Historic Black Williams Project were born.

Since then, local artists Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton Davis have been collecting stories, memories and histories from Black community members. Their artwork is now complete and ready for installation. We hope that this project will serve as both a visual archive and an inspiration for future community efforts.Please join us on June 3rd as we honor this history and project contributors. During this event we will have a brief speaking program and then launch group and self guided walks of the corridor to view the 40 art pieces. A map of the art walk will be available at the event and posted online.

This project is supported by Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/historicblackwilliamsproject http://blackwilliamsproject.com

For more information, please contact: historicblackwilliamsproject@portlandoregon.gov
(503) 823-4239

For media inquiries, please contact Dylan Rivera at dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-3723.

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Monday
Jun 26, 2017
NOT CANCELLED: History Pub: The Rise of the KKK in Southern Oregon
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

NOT CANCELLED


In 1921, Luther Powell, a recruitment officer for the Ku Klux Klan, arrived in southern Oregon to recruit new members for the Klan. His visit marked the beginning of a short, but disturbing, period in Oregon’s history. Historian Jeff LaLande will speak about the Klan’s influence in southern Oregon during the 1920s, the 1923 Alien Property Act prohibiting immigrants from owning or leasing land, and more about this turbulent time.

Jeff LaLande, a retired U.S. Forest Service archaeologist, has lived in the Rogue Valley for over 45 years. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon in 1993. LaLande has taught at Southern Oregon University and is the author of a number of several books and numerous articles.

About History Pub: Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

http://ohs.org/events/bigotry-unmasked.cfm

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Saturday
Jul 29, 2017
A Community-Centered Archive for the Vanport Histories
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr

Thrilled to be part of the Liberated Archive Forum and explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

Join us for this session where Vanport Mosaic Co-director Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti, VM Education Programming Director Greta Smith, and PSU University Archivist and Head of Special Collections Cristine Paschild will talk about this exciting collaboration in creating a community-centered living archive for the Vanport Mosaic oral histories and all our educational resources for anyone interested in this transformative history.

Do you have projects, stories, artifacts, articles... or just ideas for a truly accessible and discoverable portal about Vanport? Come and share with us! (or get in touch at info@vanportmosaic.org)


Liberated Archive Forum -

goes beyond good intentions to explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

Vanport Mosaic -

is a collective of artists, storytellers, educators and media makers seeking to engage the public in remembering the silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to better understand our present.

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Monday
Jul 31, 2017
History Pub: Edith Green: Champion for Education and Equality
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

Much of what can be seen today in federal support of education, equal access for women to academic programs and faculties, and the current range of women’s athletics -- indeed the expanded role of women in the workplace -- began more than a half century ago with Oregon’s Edith Green. In her 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, she was the acknowledged leader on landmark education legislation, and before the advent of the Feminist Movement, she also was an early advocate for equal treatment of women in employment and education. Among many other laws, those two interests led to her role in creating what became known as Title IX, which prohibited discrimination against women by educational institutions receiving federal funds and led, among other important impacts, to a revolutionary expansion in women’s sports. This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

Phil Cogswell retired in 1999 after a 32-year career at The Oregonian, including positions as reporter, op-ed page editor and deputy editorial page editor. He worked as a Congressional intern in the office of Rep. Edith Green in the summer of 1963 when she was securing passage of the Higher Education Facilities Act. As The Oregonian's Washington, D.C., correspondent (1972-74) he covered Rep. Green's last three years in Congress.

He has also written on Oregon history, including the Oregon Encyclopedia article on Edith Green and the book Capitol Names—Individuals Woven into Oregon History. He is the current president and long-time member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board, an affiliate of the Oregon Historical Society.

http://ohs.org/events/oregons-edith-green-champion-for-education-and-equality.cfm

About History Pub

Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.


The Oregon Historical Society is a scholarly resource dedicated to putting the power of history into everyone's hands & advancing knowledge worldwide.

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Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Japanese American Historical Plaza

We hope that you will join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and our community partners for Portland's annual memorial of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Japanese American Historical Plaza at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

The year’s memorial event, "Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope," will honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, highlight the current state of national and international efforts to abolish nuclear bombs, and provide opportunities for those present to take action for a world liberated from the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Featuring:

  • Oregon PSR Associate Director Sean Tenney
  • Human rights activist and writer Polo Catalani
  • Portland Taiko
  • Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland
  • Multnomah Meeting of Friends
  • Oregon Hiroshima Club
  • Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
  • Portland Japanese American Citizens League
  • SGI-USA Buddhists
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
  • Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.

Immediately following the event, we will proceed to the University of Oregon Portland campus building across the street for a nuclear weapons-themed art exhibition and butoh dance performance led by artist and performer Yukiyo Kawano.


Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate and promote peace. We welcome concerned members of the community who share our mission and goals to join us. For more information, please contact us!

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Tuesday
Sep 12, 2017
Pints From the Past: A Century of Black History in Oregon
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Join us September 12th for a pints event by Gwen Carr as she brings us a presentation that tells stories of little known Black pioneers who lived across the state from as early as 1788. Some were brought to Oregon as slaves and some free men and women. In spite of harsh Black Exclusion laws they lived and thrived in Oregon as explorers, cowboys, entrepreneurs, loggers, railway and shipyard workers and community members.

Doors open at 6:30, please arrive early for assured parking.


Oregon Black Pioneers - Our goal is to secure a place and forum in which this heritage can be shared with the greater public

Clackamas County Historical Society - Clackamas County Historical Society (CCHS), Oregon City, Oregon, is a nonprofit regional educational institution. Since 1952, CCHS has served as the steward of Oregon's early history. Visit us at: www.clackamashistory.org

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Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
A Century of Black History in Oregon - Pints from the Past
Midway Historic Public House, Oregon City

Pints from the Past: Oregon History Night
A Century of Black History in Oregon
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:30PM
1003 7th St. 97045 Oregon City , OR

Black Pioneers in Oregon

Join Gwen Carr of the Oregon Black Pioneers for a narrative presentation of the black community members, explorers, cowboys, entrepreneurs, loggers, railway and shipyard workers that lived and thrived in the state as early as 1788.

Pints From the Past is a series developed by the Clackamas County Historical Society and the Oregon City Public Library that features fun and fascinating lectures about Oregon history in the comfort of a local pub. Eat, drink, and learn about Oregon’s colorful past.


Oregon Black Pioneers
Organization · Salem, Oregon
Our goal is to secure a place and forum in which this heritage can be shared with the greater public

Clackamas County Historical Society
Nonprofit Organization · Oregon City, Oregon
Clackamas County Historical Society (CCHS), Oregon City, Oregon, is a nonprofit regional educational institution. Since 1952, CCHS has served as the steward of Oregon's early history. Visit us at: www.clackamashistory.org

Oregon City Public Library
Library · Oregon City, Oregon
This site is intended to communicate between the public and the Oregon City Library on the listed topics. Any comments submitted to this page are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law.

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Saturday
Oct 28, 2017
Kaiser Shipyards Exhibit Opening
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Join us for the opening of a new permanent exhibit at Pearson Air Museum featuring the history of the Kaiser Shipyards at Vancouver, where aircraft carriers and Liberty ships were built during World War II. Free.

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Wednesday
Apr 25
Those We Glimpse: Experiments in Intergenerational Queerstory Storysharing Finale
Q Center

For the last month, we've been exploring intergenerational ties at the Q Center Gallery and collecting queer* anecdotes, fragments, rumors and speculations from contributors’ blood families. This is the wrap-up! Come share your own story or read aloud from our anonymous contributions. There will be food provided, feel free to bring something to add to the buffet!

For many of us, coming out as queer casts us out from our own 'official' family stories and leaves us searching for ancestors—for that larger web from which we draw strength and context. But for every famous historical queer, there are thousands more who lived un-famous, half-glimpsed, or closeted lives, under many different names.

Have some queer stories, rumors or might-have-beens to share from your own family or where you grew up? Contribute online at http://zephrocious.com/contribute. More info: zephrocious.com/glimpsePDX

*please substitute your preferred language for LGBTQIetc

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