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Gentrification is Weird Workshop/Discussion Part 2

IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan
10301 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220, US (map)



Screening & discussion hosted by The Urban League of Portland Young Professionals featuring guest speaker & presenter Donovan Smith.

The numbers is a documentary produced and directed by Donovan Smith and Sika Stanton featuring interviews of young people living in "The Numbers" (the areas located after NE 82nd Ave. of Portland extending to outer East Portland, Gresham, and Troutdale).

Donovan Smith is a journalist, founder, and Creative Director of Ignorant/Reflections.

Sika Stanton is an award-winning photographer and digital content producer based in Portland.

The direct result of the rise in the cost of living, zoning, and heavy re-urbanization within North/Northeast Portland where families of color originated. Re-Urbanization aka Gentrification has attracted developers from other cities with the mission create and develop businesses, condo's and homes that do not cater to lower and middle-income families. This documentary is aimed at educating the community by way of listening to the voice of those often looked over, which includes youth of color. So often programming and funding have been created with very little information. Often filtered through professional interpretation during the process of developing solutions that create funding sources for housing and other needs of marginalized communities.

These areas consist of the largest concentration of people of color who are also living in, at, or below state and federal poverty

"Over the past two decades, as Portland's urban core has gentrified, thousands of residents—many from communities of color, many living at or below the poverty line—have been displaced to the east of 82nd Avenue, an area that locals call "The Numbers." produced by Sika Stanton and Donovan Smith for Oregon Humanities, young people living in The Numbers talk about their hopes and concerns for their community."