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As part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018 May 23-28, 6 days of memory activism opportunities in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Vanport Flood, and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act:

Thursdays -Saturdays 6-9pm, Sundays 2-4pm

May 24th - June 10th

the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center - 5340 N Interstate Ave

FREE and open to the public


Vanport: The Surge of Social Change  

This collection of historic images and artifacts unveils the multifaceted community life of Vanport, the Nation’s largest shipbuilding housing project. This exhibit documents the aftermath of the Vanport flood and it attempts to share the richness of the social and community life that changed the urban landscape of Vancouver and Portland forever. Kimberly Moreland, Co-Curator, Oregon Black Pioneers, Laura Lo Forti, Co-Curator, Vanport Mosaic and A Fourth Act


Anywhere but Here: The History of Housing Discrimination in Oregon

Consisting of photographs, text, and quotes, this exhibit chronicles Oregon’s largely unknown history of discrimination, segregation and displacement; the progress we’ve made in overcoming this history and the challenges that remain. Curated by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Our City, Our Voice: Excavating Portland's History through Art

Students at Portland Youthbuilders & Madison High School studied how processes of institutional racism, annexation, urban development and gentrification have contributed to today’s reality in Portland. Students expressed their learning and dreams for the future of their communities by creating silkscreen posters and zines.

May 23-28
Portland, OR

In these times of collective amnesia, remembering is an act of resistance.
Join us for 6 days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives.

Hosted at various locations throughout North and Northeast Portland, free or low cost to the public. For more information & reservations, visit, email, or call (971) 319-0156