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15 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212, US (map)
(503) 242-1419

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

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  • Friday
    Jun 9 2017
    Amplifying Our Voices: Muslim & Middle Eastern American theatre (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art)


    What is Middle Eastern American theatre and who are the artists at the forefront of this movement? Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, Golden Thread Productions is the first American theatre company devoted to plays from or about the Middle East. Silk Road Rising in Chicago defines its mission more broadly to include peoples of the historic Silk Road. The work of these visionary companies is fueled by the excellence of a vibrant and growing number of Muslim and Middle Eastern American playwrights, directors and actors. What are some of the challenges faced by these artists? Who is the audience for this work? What does the future hold for these companies? Join us and find out.

    With panelists:

    Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director, Silk Road Rising Malik Gilani, Founding Executive Director, Silk Road Rising Tracy Francis, freelance director Malek Najjar, Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Oregon, Eugene Evren Odcikin, Director of Marketing & New Plays, Golden Thread Productions Torange Yeghiazarian, Founding Artistic Director, Golden Thread Productions

    PICA acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences.

  • Thursday
    Jun 1 2017
    March for Truth Sign Making Party


    Join Portland Indivisible Oregon District-3 and District-1 for a sign making party before the March for Truth (6/3/17). We will have a limited number of signage materials available (thanks to volunteers!) so please help out if possible by bringing posterboard, markers, duct tape, stape guns, sign-sticks and/or donations to defray the cost of volunteer supplies.

    Get energized! Let's make the best signs with the best words ever!

  • Monday
    Mar 13 2017
    Lets Talk PDX


    We will be meeting with our workgroups again this week!

    What are workgroups you ask?

    Well! There are organizing/planning groups you are apart of within Let's Talk, to use your skills, and interests. Skills and interests that will help us disrupt systems :)

    Most of you have filled out the membership survey, but for those who haven't: https://docs.google.com/a/brushfirecp.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmgCOoLCkViBp3xmEMKVJMK4qONfzpMBysyiqxg2tnZT146g/viewform

    That form is for new members, and helps us track what workgroups you have interest in.

    Currently these are the groups (and smaller groups within each issue) that we will be breaking up into:

    -Racial Equity -Local Politics -Self Care -LGBTQI -Police Reform -Youth -Other

    These are groups that are a step forward after we've had multiple discussions. We are growing past the conversations, and moving into action. This is very important. Within these groups you will begin to build plans for direct action, plans for workshops we can offer, plans for how we as a community can support groups and organizations around us.

    Let's Talk encourages challenging conversation, but also challenging and important action.

    Monday's agenda:

    -Introducing workgroups, breaking folks up into their workgroups. -Planning within workgroups. -Larger discussion -Announcements.

    Group we are donating to this week: Please bring a $1 or more for All African People's Revolution Party.