FRIDAY, 5/26

EXHIBIT: VANPORT: THE SURGE OF SOCIAL CHANGE
Co-curated by Vanport Mosaic, Oregon Black Pioneers, and
A Fourth Act

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
5:30-7PM, FREE

This exhibit features historic photos, artifacts, and oral histories that tell the story of the rich and complex mosaic that was the city of Vanport. It is a story of migration, housing, and displacement, the legacy of which forever changed the cultural and demographic makeup of our region. Presented in tandem with all events at the IFCC.


 

 

 

FRIDAY, 5/26

THEATER: 
AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH
Written by Don W Glenn, directed by Jocelyn Seid
And—
HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER
Written by Michael A Jones, directed by Damaris Webb

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
7PM, Sliding Scale:$5-$25

Staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement, and Hurricane Katrina from the African American perspective. 

With: La'Tevin Alexander, Anthony Armstrong, Arlena Barnes, Kenneth Dembo, Jasper Howard, Eric Island, Rickey Junior, Anya Pearson*, Seth Rue*, Andrea Vernae & Damaris Webb

Stage Management: Jory Bowers* & Judith Yeckel, Costume Design: Wanda Walden, Technical Direction: Lara A. Klingeman  

* Courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain.
Run time 2hrs 30 minutes with one intermission
Join us for a curated post show conversation following the Sunday matinees

Please visit Surge of Social Change Exhibit running in tandem


 

 

FRIDAY, 5/26

RECORDINGS: STORY HARVEST—RECORD YOUR MEMORIES OF LIFE IN ALBINA

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: Friday, May 26th-Sunday, May 28th
2-6pm, FREE

Did you live in the Albina Neighborhood between
1950 and 1970?

Vanport Mosaic would love to record your memories and digitize your photos for the new chapter of our on-going oral history project.  During the Festival, our volunteers will conduct interviews inside Stream PDX, a mobile recording studio in a ‘67 Airstream trailer.

To set a time slot to record, please call 971-319-0156 , or email  info@vanportmosaic.org

In collaboration with University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, Agora Center for Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement,  University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, Open Signal Portland Community Media.

 


 

SATURDAY, 5/27

SCREENING: VANPORT, AN OREGON EXPERIENCE
The Oregon Public Broadcasting Documentary 

Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Auditorium
SATURDAY, MAY 27TH
10am, Free - Space is limited, Please rsvp

Produced by Nadine Jelsing, this OPB documentary tells the story of the creation of the city, its time as housing for the WWII shipbuilding industry, its postwar community, and its destruction by flooding from the Columbia River in 1948.


 

SATURDAY, 5/27

WORKSHOP: VANPORT MOSAIC EDUCATIONAL
Workshop presenters: James Harrison, Heather McAfee, and Melissa Favara; Event Producer: Greta Smith

Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall Auditorium
SATURDAY, MAY 27TH
11:30-3pm, $10 Registration

Educators will learn multidisciplinary tools and opportunities for curriculum development for use in teaching about Vanport, Oregon. This year’s themes of home, housing migration, and displacement are central to the workshop and lesson design. Embedded in these workshops is the question of how unresolved issues with race-based displacement reverberate through future generations.


 

SATURDAY, 5/27

EXHIBIT: VANPORT: THE SURGE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
1-7PM, FREE

Continuing exhibit, see Friday’s listing for full information.


 

SATURDAY, 5/27

THEATER: GAMBATTE BE STRONG
Staged reading created by Chisao Hata and Nikki Nojima Louis, directed by Chisao Hata

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
SATURDAY, May 27TH-SUNday, May 28TH
2PM, SUGGesteD ADMISSION: $10 GENERAL, $5 SENIORS AND STUDENTS

From Japantown to the Portland Livestock Exposition, from WWII concentration camps to the Vanport flood--the immigrant journey of the Japanese in Oregon is paved with stories of perseverance and courage.  Gambatte Be Strong is an original reading of the little known stories featuring the return of Japanese Americans to Oregon after their incarceration during WWII.

With: Heath Houghton, Sumi Wu, Kim Bui, Jenna Yokoyama, 
Ken Yoshikawa, and Savira Kambhu

Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain
Run time1 hr with no intermission

Please visit Surge of Social Change Exhibit running in tandem


 

SATURDAY, 5/27

RECORDINGS: STORY HARVEST—RECORD YOUR MEMORIES OF LIFE IN ALBINA

VANCOUVER AVENUE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
ongoing: friday, May 26th-sunday,May 28th
2-6pm, Free

See Friday’s listing for full information.


 
 

SATURDAY, 5/27

REUNION: THE VANPORT RESIDENTS REUNION

VANCOUVER AVENUE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Saturday, May 27, 2017
4-6PM, PRIVATE EVENT

Celebrating former Vanport residents with a private gathering.

 

 

SATURDAY 5/27

SCREENING: LOST CITY, LIVING MEMORIES:
VANPORT THROUGH THE VOICES OF ITS RESIDENTS

VANCOUVER AVENUE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
ONGOING: Saturday, May 27TH & MONDAY, MAY 29TH
6:30pm, Free — Space is limited

A community-based initiative directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Production Manager: Meredith Lawrence. In collaboration with A Fourth Act, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Open Signal Portland Community Media, Stream PDX.

Join us for a screening of the latest short documentaries part of Vanport Mosaic on-going oral history project, now in its third year. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of community-produced short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.  


 

 

SATURDAY, 5/27

THEATER: 
AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH
And—
HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
7pm, $5-$25

See Friday’s listing for full information.


 

SUNDAY, 5/28

EXHIBIT: VANPORT: THE SURGE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
10-7PM, FREE

Continuing exhibit, see Friday’s listing for full information.


 
 

SUNDAY, 5/28

SCREENING: PRICED OUT
Producer Cornelius Swart and Editor/Co-Producer Eric Maxen

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
SUNDAY, May 28TH
11-12:30PM, SUGGESTED ADMISSION: $5

An excerpt of a new documentary that gives an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices displace Portland’s black community and reshape the city. This will be followed by a facilitated dialogue on community and housing hosted by Oregon Humanities.


 

SUNDAY, 5/28

RECORDINGS: STORY HARVEST—RECORD YOUR MEMORIES OF LIFE IN ALBINA

VANCOUVER AVENUE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
ongoing: FRIDAY,May 26th-SUNDAY,May 28th
1-6PM, FREE

See Friday’s listing for full information.


 

 

 

SUNDAY, 5/28

THEATER: AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH
And— 
HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
2PM, $5-25

See Friday’s listing for full information.


 

SUNDAY, 5/28

THEATER: GAMBATTE BE STRONG

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
SATURDAY, May 27TH-SUNday, May 28TH
7PM, $5-10

See Saturdays’s listing for full information.


 

MONDAY, 5/29

TOUR: VANPORT TOURS, THE SITES AND
ITS MANY STORIES

EXPO CENTER, BUILDING D & PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
10-3PM, FREE—PLEASE RSVP

Narrated bus and self-guided walking tours of the original Vanport site. The tour begins at the Expo Center, and loops through the PIR grounds. This route includes the sites of historic Vanport’s most important civic functions as well as residential areas. Additionally, the Building D lobby at Expo will offer brief presentations about Vanport’s lasting impact on our communities. 

Bus tours last 75 minutes, walking tours last about one hour.
Maps and a smart-phone app will be offered for both bus and self-guided walking tours.


 

MONDAY, 5/29

TOUR: GENTRIFICATION IS WEIRD

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
MONDAY, MAY 29Th

Expo center, building d & The Portland International Raceway
1-3pm, Free— Please Rsvp

A bike tour in Northeast Portland with oral history performances—with Gentrification is Weird/Ignorant Reflections, Living Stages, and Laquida Landford.

The bike ride traces the history of the community of Vanport and the experiences of displacement of its residents. The ride culminates in a theatrical forum facilitated by Living Stages and presented by community performers who face gentrification or displacement. Audience members are invited to participate in a creative, theatrical community brainstorm on what might be possible.


 

MONDAY, 5/29

SCREENING: LOST CITY, LIVING MEMORIES: VANPORT THROUGH THE VOICES OF ITS RESIDENTS

IRVINGTON COVENANT CHURCH
ONGOING: Saturday, May 27TH & MONDAY, MAY 29TH
FREE, 6PM

With special guest Shalanda Sims, director of Vanport The Musical, performing songs from the play.

See Saturday’s listing for full information.


JUNE EVENTS: 6/2-6/4

THEATER: AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH
And— 
HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
FRIDAY 6/2 & SATURDAY 6/3: 7PM, $5-$25
SUNDAY 6/4: 2PM: $5-$25

See the Friday, May 26th listing for full information.


JUNE EVENTS: 6/2-6/4

EXHIBIT: VANPORT: THE SURGE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ongoing: FRIDAY, MAY 26TH-SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH
FRIDAY 6/2 & Saturday 6/3: 6pm, Free
Sunday 6/4: 1pm, Free

Continuing exhibit, see the Friday, May 26th listing for full information.