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Saturday
Apr 8
Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
Voodoo Doughnut

Pride Forever examines the compelling stories of LGBTQ history in Portland, from pivotal spaces in which LGBTQ folks built community, to precious moments that galvanized the entire movement. This tour includes powerful in-person testimonials from local LGBTQ leaders and allies, as well as anecdotes from those who came before on topics such as 19th century cross dressing, the fight against AIDS, and violence against the trans community.

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Friday
Apr 21
Resistance Talks! Candidate Forum on Public Education
PCC Cascade Campus

When: April 21st

Doors: 5:30 / Program: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: PCC Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

$5 Suggested donation. Donations benefit the work of Know Your City.

At a time when our nation is seriously divided and reports of discrimination are rising as a result of the 2016 election, 2017 is going to be the most important year yet for Know Your City’s mission of sharing stories of humanity. Because of this, we’ve entered into a partnership with Portland’s Resistance and other community partners to host Resistance Talks. Resistance Talks will be a series of monthly events that will discuss some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time and call our community to action. Our second Resistance Talks is focused on Public Education, hearing specifically from candidates for Portland Public Schools and PCC Zone 5. Our forum will cover a diversity of education concerns, including the school to prison pipeline, school vouchers, DACA, and school funding.

Candidates include:

PPS Zone 4 Rita Moore Jamila Singleton Munson PPS Zone 5 Scott Bailey Virginia La Forte PPS Zone 6 Julia Brim Edwards Josie Simonis

PCC Zone 5 Valdez Bravo Moses Ross

Join us at PCC Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217 Suggested donation is $5.

About Know Your City: Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Our programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action.

About Portland’s Resistance: Portland’s Resistance is a community group that organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.

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Saturday
Apr 22
Hidden History of Albina Tour
Little Big Burger, Mississippi

Know Your City presents the Hidden History of Albina tour. Tour destinations include public art, historic buildings, and green spaces. The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture,serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community.

Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed to those who don’t know the history. This tour provides a great opportunity for new residents and visitors to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina to Vanport and beyond.

Here are some of the historic locations that will be visited:

The only church in Portland where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church.

One of the few remaining black owned businesses on North Mississippi, Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge.

The historic headquarters of the Urban League of Portland.

Dawson Park and the remnants of Albina’s City Hall building.

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Saturday
Apr 29
A People's History of Portland Tour
Voodoo Doughnut

A People's History of Portland" is a walking tour that highlights the lesser known stories of Portland’s immigrants, social activists, and working class heroes.

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers.This tour tells Portland’s story from the point of view of Chinese people, Japanese people, African American people, Jewish people, and the LGBT communities that are often left out of mainstream conversations about Portland.

RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-peoples-history-of-portland-tour-tickets-33637138587

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Saturday
May 20
Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
Voodoo Donut Downtown

Pride Forever examines the compelling stories of LGBTQ history in Portland, from pivotal spaces in which LGBTQ folks built community, to precious moments that galvanized the entire movement. This tour includes powerful in-person testimonials from local LGBTQ leaders and allies, as well as anecdotes from those who came before on topics such as 19th century cross dressing, the fight against AIDS, and violence against the trans community.

RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-forever-lgbtq-history-tour-tickets-33639271968

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Saturday
May 27
Hidden History of Albina Tour (Know Your City)
Little Big Burger, Mississippi

Know Your City presents the Hidden History of Albina tour. Tour destinations include public art, historic buildings, and green spaces. The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture,serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community.

Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed to those who don’t know the history. This tour provides a great opportunity for new residents and visitors to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina to Vanport and beyond.

Here are some of the historic locations that will be visited:

  • The only church in Portland where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church.
  • One of the few remaining black owned businesses on North Mississippi, Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge.
  • The historic headquarters of the Urban League of Portland.
  • Dawson Park and the remnants of Albina’s City Hall building.

RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-history-of-albina-tour-tickets-33637794549

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Saturday
Jun 10
VBC 17: A People's History of Portland
Voodoo Donut Downtown

Use promo code "village" for a free ticket. Pre-ordering is a requirement : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-peoples-history-of-portland-tour-tickets-33639410382

A People's History of Portland" is a walking tour that highlights the lesser known stories of Portland’s immigrants, social activists, and working class heroes.

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers.This tour tells Portland’s story from the point of view of Chinese people, Japanese people, African American people, Jewish people, and the LGBT communities that are often left out of mainstream conversations about Portland.

Led by Know Your City's professional tour guide, a People’s History of Portland in an interactive exploration into the city you’ve heard so much about.

Tour Highlights: -Portland's "Old" and "New" Chinatowns -The site of Portland’s first African American community -"Nihonmachi," Portland’s Japantown -LGBT roots in Old Town -Jewish roots in Portland -Marie Equi in Portland and early Portland women’s history

Remember to register online with promo code "village": https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-peoples-history-of-portland-tour-tickets-33639410382

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