2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of The Vanport Flood. From now until the Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018 (May 25-28), we invite you to join our memory activism campaign to keep this important history alive.
Thanks to all of you who joined us in our advocacy effort in the past three years, Governor Kate Brown, Senator Jackie Winters, House Speaker Tina Kotek, and Portland Mayors Charles Hales and Ted Wheeler, have proclaimed a Vanport Day of Remembrance on the anniversary of the flood. It is time for a permanent memorialization of Oregon's second largest city and its multi-racial and multi-cultural community!
"Make history" with us by sharing your thoughts on WHY we should remember, and ideas on HOW we can honor and preserve this important chapter of our past for generations to come.
Here how you can participate the collective conversation:
- Leave your thoughts here in the comment section.
- Take a photo of yourself in front of our traveling exhibit Vanport: A Story Lived. A Story Told and tag it #IRememberVanport. Share on social media or sending to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to add your thoughts with it!
- Create something to commemorate this history in whatever art-form you like. Share on social media with #IRememberVanport, or sending to us at email@example.com.
- Join at any of our events and share your ideas in person and/or on the form available at the event itself.
We will collect all the contributions and share them with you all as they come, and they will be part of the celebrations during the Festival 2018.
Thanks for keep supporting this "history from the bottom up" effort!