June 1st, 2019
Gambatte: An American Legacy
Through theatre, dance, music and historical documentation, this 90-minute performance explores the resilience and fortitude of the Japanese-American community, from Nihonmachi to now. This performance is a way to raise empathy and heal the emotional legacy and the effects of racism in America.until June 5
June 8th, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm:
WWII Era Housing Projects in Portland
This lecture by Tanya Lyn March, PhD tells the story of Guild’s Lake Courts. Serving predominantly African-Americans, it was built as temporary worker housing for the steel and shipyard industries during WWII. The massive housing development in NW Portland was the eighth largest housing project built at that time in the United States. RSVP required.
June 16th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm:
Forgotten History: Chinese Farmers of Portland
For at least four decades, an extensive community of Chinese farmers lived in Goose Hollow, Slabtown, Albina, Mt. Tabor, and Sylvan. In this presentation from Portland historian Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D. you’ll discover this intriguing chapter in Portland’s history with rare photos showing the Chinese farmers and their residences.
3:00pm - 4:30pm:
On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers brought Texans the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth, the observance of that date, has become a national celebration of freedom. Join community members at the North Portland Library as we celebrate Juneteenth with words and music.
June 21st, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am:
A Life of Medical Care to Portland’s Homeless
In On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, Patricia Kullberg shares her experience doctoring the homeless and urban poor living on the streets of Portland. Kullberg will be present to discuss the book and her 40 years of work.
November 15th, 2019
NAYA Gala 2019
Join the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) for their 16th Annual Gala & Auction in celebration of Native American Heritage Month!
Enjoy great conversation, community, a specially prepared Native-inspired meal, and live music. The gala raises awareness and much-needed funding for the life changing services NAYA provides, impacting more than 10,000 people each year.