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Vanport Mosaic Festival 2019


  • Various Venues in N/NE Portland (map)

Join Vanport Mosaic Festival for two weeks of memory activism opportunities, to explore and confront local past and recent history of “othering, ” and its tragic consequences.  Through exhibits, documentary screenings, tours, theater, and dialogues VMF will celebrate the lessons of resilience and resistance as defined and told by historically oppressed communities.

Their website will go live next week, with the full program, and we will share more information via newsletter and social media in weeks ahead. In the meantime, enjoy a first glimpse into this unique celebration of community histories and resiliency!

THE VANPORT MOSAIC FESTIVAL May 21-June 5

FILMS

THEATER

HONORING THE VANPORT COMMUNITY

  • Vanport Day of Remembrance  - Mayor’s Proclamation

  • Vanport Rose Plaque Dedication

  • Vanport residents private reunion 

STORY-DRIVEN GATHERINGS

TOURS

  • The Miracle City: Narrated bus More info/RSVP

  • Welcome Home to Vanport; Guided walking tour More Info/RSVP

  • Power to The People: Black Panther Legacy More info/RSVP

  • FHCO Bus Tour of Hidden History of Discrimination, Segregation, and Displacement

EXHIBITS

  • Vanport pop-up exhibit, photos, and artifacts

  • Remembering Native North Portland: art by Peggy Ball-Morrill

  • Building Memories: Recent Watercolors by Henk Panders More info

  • Altar by Lynn Yarne

  • Jefferson HS Legacy Project: an audio installation


PLUS! The Spirit of Vanport Lives On full day of activities at EXPO Center/Delta Park/PIR with a new exciting component: the first VANPORT MOSAIC MEMORY ACTIVISM FAIR

Do you have stories and project to share? ideas for collaborations? Would you like to host workshops, exhibits, oral history screenings, theater performances, presentations? Get in touch at info@vanportmosaic.org


Earlier Event: May 18
Roosevelt High School Car Wash
Later Event: May 21
Rental Services Commission (RSC)