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Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)

Access Notes

Tri-Met Bus #72 and Bus #73

Future events happening here

  • Friday
    Sep 29 2017
    Wake Of Vanport Movie Screening
    free

    Kennedy School

    Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at Kennedy School Theatre on Friday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser.

    Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams

    Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

    Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, Hood to Coast, Sweet Jam, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works and The Regional Arts and Culture Council for project funding. Partners Portland Community Media, The Oregon Historical Society, and The Skanner Newsgroup have made this project possible.

    PHOTO: Survivors gather on high ground to watch the destruction of Vanport. May 30, 1948. Photo by Allen deLay (1915-2005) ©Thomas Robinson.

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Sep 12 2017
    Experienced Women of Color in the Workplace

    Kennedy School

    Women-of-color managers and professionals describe barriers to their advancement as a “concrete ceiling,” as opposed to the “glass ceiling” for White females and Men of Color. Not only is the “concrete ceiling” more difficult to penetrate, Women of Color say they can’t see through it to glimpse the corner office. Join us to hear from four Women of Color who have managed to make a difference in our State while making a dent in the concrete ceiling.

    Speakers:

    • Vicki Nakashima, (Retired) Director, State of Oregon Department of Human Services

    • Sharon Gary-Smith, (Retired) Executive Director, McKenzie River Gathering Foundation

    • Linda Castillo, Coordinator, New Portlander Program, ONI, City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement

    • Donita Fry, Coordinator, Portland Youth and Elders Council, NAYA, Native American Youth and Family Center

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 8 2017
    Williams Avenue's Black History Corridor
    free

    Kennedy School

    N Williams Avenue is changing. A lot. What many now living, working and playing in the area don’t know is that for the majority of the 20th century, N Williams, in the Albina neighborhood, was Portland’s largest African American community. Join our speaker panel to learn how the Historic Black Williams Project highlights this chapter of Portland history through a multimedia public art project. Speakers share the history of Albina, the impetus for the RACC Project and how art can be used as an instrument for Social Justice action and reform.


    Race Talks is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of Race Talks), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.

    RACE TALKS 2, a free series presented by Portland Public Schools Office of Equity & Diversity and Donna Maxey, Founder/Director of Race Talks, is held the first Tuesday of every month.

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  • Monday
    Jul 31 2017
    History Pub: Edith Green: Champion for Education and Equality

    Kennedy School

    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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  • Tuesday
    Jul 11 2017
    Protecting Yourself Physically and Emotionally in Trying Times

    Kennedy School

    [DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM]

    Recent events have made personal safety an issue of importance for everyone, but especially for Women of Color. Have you ever felt frightened or intimidated when out walking alone? Wondered what you should do if approached by an attacker? Worried about becoming yet another home invasion statistic?

    Women need not view themselves as helpless victims. Join our speaker panel for a discussion focusing on identifying personal risks; assessing situations for elements of danger; and exploring options for dealing with the threat of violence. Learn how women can develop a sense of empowerment through emotional and physical safety by connecting with resources in our community.


    Race Talks

    971-222-8254

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  • Monday
    Jun 26 2017
    NOT CANCELLED: History Pub: The Rise of the KKK in Southern Oregon
    free

    Kennedy School

    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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  • Monday
    May 22 2017
    History Pub: Portland's Black Belt
    free

    Kennedy School

    In 1960, Portland was the second-most segregated city on the West Coast, behind Los Angeles. Four of five Black residents lived in the Albina District. This presentation explores how the real estate industry, public officials, and citizens justified that spatial segregation. It traces the private- and public-sector mechanisms utilized to confine and re-shape Black settlement within Albina. A major motive for segregation was to enable financial exploitation of Black homeowners and renters, allowing housing-industry manipulators to extract wealth from the Black community.

    Dr. Karen J. Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her scholarship seeks to answer questions about the political economy of racial economic inequality in the urban setting. Her publications have appeared in Cities, Feminist Economics, Transforming Anthropology, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

    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/portlands-black-belt.cfm

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