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PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Tuesday
    Nov 21 2017
    Anti-Racist Teach-In with Melanie Stevens

    Join us for an Anti-Racist Teach-In at PNCA Co-presented by Critical Studies and the PNCA Equity Council

    November 21 5:30-7:00pm: Melanie Stevens, Media Literacy

    Anti-Racist Teach-Ins will take place select Tuesday Evenings 5:30-7:00pm, Room 413.

    All Trainings and Workshops are Free and Open to the Public Community Members Welcome

    This series of workshops and trainings seeks to create greater awareness and understanding of whiteness, white privilege, inequality, oppression, and the history of white supremacy. Taught by a series of experienced facilitators, educators, activists, and community organizers, these teach-ins will provide skills and tools for fostering anti-racism, allyship, and coalition building.

    Contact: Shawna Lipton, Chair of Critical Studies slipton@pnca.edu Victor Maldonado, Inclusions Specialist vmaldonado@pnca.edu (E-mail us with questions, comments, critiques, or to lead a workshop)

    Upcoming: January 23 6:00-8:00pm: Shawna Lipton, Making Whiteness Visible Film Screening of "Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible" followed by discussion

    Resources: 30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/07/white-americans-learn-race/

    Whiteness Studies and White Privilege http://studywhiteness.blogspot.com/

    White Awake https://whiteawake.org/

    More about the Equity Council at PNCA:

    The Equity Council provides a space for on-going dialogue and self-reflection about issues of equity and social justice at PNCA. The discussions that take place during these bi-weekly meetings (Mondays 12:30-1:30 in Bridgelab) will help keep our learning community accountable and guide more culturally responsive programming in the future.

    The Equity Council is intended to be a place where students, faculty, and staff can: Share experiences Air grievances Pose questions Make suggestions Shape the learning environment Address issues of race, identity, class, sexuality, gender, ability, and difference in a space free of judgement Discuss PNCA's relationship to the Portland community and the world at large

    As a grassroots committee, we encourage everyone to participate and contribute their critical perspective and creative energy. Please join us as regularly as possible. If, for whatever reason, you can't make Equity Council please email vmaldonado@pnca.edu to learn about other opportunities to get involved in our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as part of our Strategic Plan.

  • Sunday
    Dec 3 2017
    Sarah Schulman - Critical Studies Lecture

    Sarah Schulman Critical Studies Lecture
    Sunday December 3, 4:00-6pm,

    The Critical Studies MA Program welcomes Sarah Schulman.

    This lecture is part of the Critical Studies MA Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics.

    Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, journalist, and AIDS historian. Her most recent books are the novel THE COSMOPOLITANS, selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best American novels of 2016, and CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE, winner of the Publishing Triangle Nonfiction Award. Sarah is currently collaborating with icon Marianne Faithful on a work of musical theater, THE SNOW QUEEN, incorporating 24 of Marianne's great songs from her long career. Sarah is co-founder, with Jim Hubbard, of MIX: NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, (now in its 30th season), the ACT UP Oral History Project (www.actuporalhistory,org) and are co-producers of Jim's featuring documentary film UNITED IN ANGER: A history of ACT UP. Sarah is on the advisory board of Claudia Rankine's The Racial Imaginary, and Jewish Voice for Peace. She is faculty advisor to Students for Justice in Palestine at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where she is a Distinguished Professor.


Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Nov 15 2017
    Crime and Punishment in Oregon

    Crime and Punishment in Oregon
    Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: Monica Mueller
    Part of the Critical Studies Lecture
    Wednesday November 15, 6-7:30pm
    2nd floor commons

    The Critical Studies MA Program welcomes Monica Mueller. Monica Mueller will be leading a conversation about Crime and Punishment in Oregon through the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. This event is part of the Critical Studies MA Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics. Monica Mueller is an instructor of philosophy at Portland State University and specializes in ethical and political philosophy. She published the book Contrary to Thoughtlessness: Rethinking Practical Wisdom and is interested in discussing the seemingly overwhelming problems of living together in a world with others.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 7 2017
    Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

    The PNCA Library and Students of Color Coalition (SoCC) invite you to a free screening of Raoul Peck's acclaimed documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" in PNCA's Mediatheque. The documentary is based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin and delves into the history of racism in the United States. This screening is free and open to the public.

    The purchase of this film, with public performance rights, was made possible by the Edelman Library Fund. Each year, the Edelman Library Fund allows the Library to purchase materials around a topic chosen by the PNCA student body. The 2016 theme was “Politics & Activism.”

    Please RSVP if you plan to attend! See you there!

  • Wednesday
    Nov 1 2017
    Internet Health (Or How Convenience Broke Privacy): A Conversation with Bradley Cohen

    Join the MFA in Collaborative Design for a conversation with Bradley Cohen around issues of internet privacy and personal data commodification.

    The oft repeated saying for online services is “If it’s free, then you’re the product.” Let’s talk about the danger of being lulled by convenience, and how a non-profit tech company has the freedom to look at data collection responsibly. We’ll also look at why an independent web browser is even a thing that matters, and why it’s so hard to explain that to people.

    In PNCA's BridgeLab. Happy Hour at 5pm. Talk begins at 5:30. Snack and adult beverages provided.

    Bradley Cohen is a Senior Brand Strategist for Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. He works on creative strategy for Mozilla and Firefox, and spreading the word about Internet Health with an approach informed by a background in zoology and communication theory. BBradley has worked for over a decade in the intersection of technology and creative strategy, including work with BitTorrent, Nike, Intel, Adobe, IBM, and more.

  • Thursday
    Oct 26 2017
    Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Artists of Color

    Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 4pm to 8pm in BridgeLab at Pacific Northwest College of Art for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon centered on adding and improving content about artists of color. This event, inspired by the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons now taking place around the world, seeks to address underrepresentation of artists of color from around the world on Wikipedia, one of the most ubiquitous sources of information today.

    The demographic makeup of Wikipedia contributors is overwhelmingly white and male. Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons like this one are intended to train and provide community for more diverse contributors through the process of adding content that better represents historical and contemporary artists, movements, exhibitions, and events. By participating in the creation of information, we can begin to address the skewed narrative of contemporary and historical art that prioritizes white artists and omits the contributions of artists of color.

    During the event, we are also happy to present brief talks by Portland-based artists Angélica Maria Millán Lozano and Kevin Holden.

    No experience is necessary, as training sessions will be available with Jason Moore, Senior Wikipedia Editor. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas of pages they want to edit or create, and there will also be a list of possible topics. There will be only a few computers available, so please bring your own laptop and charger if possible. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public!

  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    Emerge Oregon Annual Celebration

    We have a lot to celebrate - in Oregon and across the nation! Join us!

    We have had an incredible year - and invite you to celebrate all that we have achieved!

    Come hear about our accomplishments in Oregon and across the country!

    Because it's not just about electing women - but also about getting things done - join us to hear from these electeds about what they have accomplished in office!

    • Rep. Julie Fahey, Eugene
    • Rep. Karin Power, Milwaukie
    • Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, Woodburn
    • Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, Portland
    • Rep. Sheri Malstrom, Beaverton

    Special Guest: A'shanti Gholar - Political Director, Emerge America
    For 15 years, A’shanti Gholar has been a grassroots organizer and activist for women, communities of color, and progressive causes. She has experience in building coalitions, program development, and community and political engagement. In her role as Political Director for Emerge America, A’shanti works with all of the national political organizations and elected officials. She also assists in the creation of new state affiliates.

    Prior to coming to Emerge America, A’shanti served as the National Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Director of African American Engagement for the Democratic National Committee. A’shanti has also served as the Manager of National Partnerships for United Way Worldwide, as a political appointee in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, and as the Director of Public Engagement for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee in Charlotte, NC. A’shanti is based in Washington, D.C., but as a native of Nevada, she calls the West home.

    Emerge Oregon
    Political Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Our Vision: To change the face of power, politics and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive all.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 8 2017
    Third Annual Ferguson Solidarity Plenary
    PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

    This years Plenary will focus on the work and continued focus of Activist nationally standing up in their communities to support change and demanding an end to the human rights violations against the bodies of BLaCK PEOPLE

    During the entire month of #BLACKAugust we TURN UP The Heat by Promoting ART and Political Discussions and Engagement around the Politics of Poverty! This year in addition to live music, panels and street demonstrations we plan to SCREEN Several Films and Documentaries centered around Activism that Uprose in #Solidarity with #OpFerguson and the #MikeBrown Killing in Ferguson, Mo

    Dont Shoot Portland - In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

  • Tuesday
    Jun 27 2017
    Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-Thon

    Join us in the PNCA Library for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that celebrates LGBTQ+ people, events, movements, and institutions (local, national, and international) as part of Pride Month! No prior Wikipedia editing experience is necessary...we'll have tutorials and lots of assistance. Bring a laptop and charging cord, snacks provided. We'll have a list of topics that need work, but if you have something you're passionate about, that's great!

    Wikipedia is often the first place we go for in-depth information about almost everything in the world. With edit-a-thons like this one and Art+Feminism, we hope to make Wikipedia a more representative and inclusive site of information for everyone.

  • Saturday
    Apr 29 2017
    PNCA Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Join us for the second of two Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this Spring in Portland! These events require no previous experience and are open to people of all gender identities. Just bring a laptop and charging cable and we'll provide everything else! Snacks and experienced, dependable childcare provided! Please RSVP via the EventBrite link...this is not mandatory, but helpful to the organizers, especially if you need childcare.

    About the event:

    Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We all know that this bias is not just about gender. Women of color are often the least represented voices in history. Let’s change that! This event is about amplifying voice. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, activism and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Bring your own laptop if you have one and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will have a couple extra computers available. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support, learn more about this project, and eat snacks.

  • Thursday
    Apr 27 2017
    Don't Shoot PDX Community Printmaking Action

    Please join us for a Community Printmaking Action Plan on April 27th at PNCA in PRINT MEDIA's Printmaking Studio (Room #209). This event is to support and produce works of art from the front lines of the social justice movement in Portland Oregon with Don't Shoot PDX.

    A noon time conversation and community building session will kick off the event to announce the goals and plans for the printmaking workshops. Speakers include Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland and Mike Murawski of the Portland Art Museum. The conversation will transition into a collaborative printmaking workshop and community print action focusing on large scale woodcuts and screenprinting.

    The collaboratively produced artwork will be exhibited at the Portland Art Museum during the Upstanders Festival: Voices of the Unheard event on May 27, which will be a day of spoken word, restorative justice, music and media, interactive workshops, art zines, and poster making in support of Black Lives Matter, houselessness, and building tolerance for immigrants. Upstanders Festival is a social justice extravaganza, shining a light on the bravery and brilliance of activism and changemakers in our midst. Produced by the Museum of Impact, this event series transforms audiences from bystanders to Upstanders through a variety of activities to enhance equity and creative expression. Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, on view through June 18.

    This is a project in support of the community action and art by Don’t Shoot PDX in collaboration with Pacific Northwest College of Art PRINT MEDIA, Portland Art Museum and Marylhurst University Art Program.