The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 ended yesterday with a screening of Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Through The Voices of Its Residents at the beautiful Irvington Covenant Church. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the gems of this mosaic: those who tell the stories; those who receive them as gifts; those who share them through theater, poetry, music, film, exhibit; those who teach them to our youth. We are grateful to our funders, sponsors, and partners who continue to support what is now more than a festival... The Vanport Mosaic has grown into a community of Memory Activists that gather around the many silenced histories of our region. Let's acknowledge the wounds and understand the legacy of the harm, celebrate resilience, and work towards a future where we can all be safe and thrive.