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The Five Quadrants of Portland

March 17th, 2016

12:00pm, 3-17-2016
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FEATURING:

Donovan Smith, entrepreneur of clothing line Ignorant/Reflections, discussing this Saturday's Gentrification is Weird! multimedia art opening at St John's C:3:Initiative, in conjunction with Our City in Stereo, a Newspace Center for Photography residency project by Sharita Towne.  The 7pm show will kick off a two week exhibition and feature photographs, videos and performances by Portland artists, as well as an interactive booth on the People's Plan.

AND:

Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association of Portland, discussing issues and politics facing Portlanders with mental illness.  Jason Renaud co-organized and co-moderated a recent Mayoral Forum on Social Justice, during which candidates Ted Wheeler, Jules Bailey and Sarah Iannarone discussed police accountability, homelessness, mental health and addiction, economic inequality and more.  

AND:

A recent lecture by Steve Phillips, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and author of the bestselling book Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority.  The book makes the case that a progressive majority cannot exist without focused investment in and with communities of color.  He was brought to Portland this month in part by Color PAC Action Fund.

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