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The Festival


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The Festival


 

The Vanport Mosaic Festival

May 26 - May 29, 2017

To understand gentrification, we must first understand the history of housing discrimination and displacement.

To honor the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Vanport, this year’s festival aims to engage Portlanders in an exploration of community histories around the themes of home, housing, migration, and displacement, inviting festival participants to reflect upon these key questions:

  • How does safe, affordable housing affect the wellbeing of communities?
  • How are the city’s unresolved issues with race-based displacement still reverberating?
  • How can we adequately honor the stories, experiences, and successes of people and institutions who were and are a part of Oregon’s living history?
  • How does acknowledging and celebrating our shared history deepen our sense of community and belonging?

VENUE LOCATIONS

Expo Center (EXPO)
2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center  (IFCC)
5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Irvington Covenant Church
4003 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97212

Portland Community College, Cascade Campus,
Terrell Hall Auditorium (PCC)

705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR

Portland International Raceway (PIR)
1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR

Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church (Vancouver Baptist)
3138 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR

 
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Sponsors


Sponsors


 

BECOME A SPONSOR! 

We are currently accepting tax-deductible sponsorship for the Festival 2017. If you'd like to be part of this celebration of community history and resilience, download our sponsorship form here.

For more information, please contact Maryhelen Kincaid at info@vanportmosaic.org or call 503.341.4239.

 

SPONSORS/FUNDERS/PARTNERS

Funders:

  • The Oregon Community Foundation

  • Regional Arts & Cultural Council

  • Multnomah County Cultural Coalition & The Oregon Cultural Trust 

  • City of Portland

  • Kinsman Foundation 

  • Oregon Arts Commission 

Sponsors:

  • Port of Portland 
  • Multnomah County Drainage District  
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

Partners:

  • Portland Parks & Recreation
  • A Fourth Act 
  • Oregon Humanities 
  • Portland International Raceway
  • Oregon Black Pioneers 
  • University of Oregon School of Architecture Preservation Program
  • Open Signal
  • Stream PDX
  • Portland State University
  • Ignorant Reflection
  • Living Stages
  • North Portland Neighborhood Services
  • Black Portlanders
  • University of Idaho
 
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Special Thank You


Special Thank You


 

SPECIAL THANKS

  • Vanport Mosaic Community and Student Outreach and Office Manager - Tamera Lynn,
  • Senior and Former Resident Outreach - Tiffany Kilpatrick
  • Festival Headquarters Production Stage Manager - Judith Yeckel
  • Festival Headquarters Technical Director - Lara A Klingeman
  • Box Office Manager, IFCC/Festival Headquarters 
  • Documentation - Shawnte Sims, Rachel Bracker, Julie Keefe
  • Press and Media Liaison  - Rachel Mortersen
  • Graphic Design - The Study Design
  • Program Copy-Editing - Drew Moreno, Anna Naylor, Lesley Perez,
  • Diane Kelly-Riley, University of Idaho