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The Wage/Working jukebox has moved to Likewise, 3564 SE Hawthorne

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KYC is excited to partner with AARP Oregon AGAIN for a new tour of Portland's Waterfront, 10/24 10am

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Thank you to all our Kickstarter Supporters! Click to find your name.

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Thanks! Portland Timbers Commmunity Fund honor Jade Journal students.

RECENTLY

Last Chance to Experience our Summer Tours Programs

tourstours.jpgWe’re proud to announce that we’ve had a successful summer of programming, bringing together hundreds of Portlanders and visitors to learn more about our region, its history, and its culture. We still have two more tours available as part of our summer schedule, PDX 101 on September 23rd and the Hidden History of Albina on September 24th. Know Your City public tours will be on hiatus for the month of October (but we’ll have other programs for you to enjoy!). You can still schedule private group tours by emailing ask@knowyourcity.org and we’ll be announcing our Fall/Winter public tours schedule near the beginning of November.

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Last Friday, Know Your City launched our 14 week curriculum at Boise-Eliot Humboldt School, working with over thirty youth of color to produce a community newspaper as part of Youth Print PDX. This program, made possible by Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, is an exciting opportunity to give youth in North and Northeast Portland a stronger civic voice about what’s happening in their communities.

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Help us support the work of creatives of color! Know Your City and local business With Love from PDX is partnering to bring you the Portland Urban Market on October 13th. Portland Urban Market is an all ages and FREE event with dozens of vendors showcasing food, culture, music, retail, drinks, and art from creatives and makers of color in Oregon.  RSVP and share with your friends!

 

 

Untold_Stories_invite_PROOF3-1-page-001-768x432.jpgJoin us as we celebrate 7 years of building community at our very first fundraising gala on Thursday, October 20th at Ecotrust. Get your tickets here!

 

Know Your City is seeking volunteers! Fill out this information form if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
September 23rd: 10:00am – 12:00pm: PDX 101
September 24th, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Hidden History of Albina
October 13th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Portland Urban Market
October 20th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Untold Stories Annual Gala

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We’re Heading into an Exciting Fall Season!

Fall in Portland is full of opportunities. Check out some ways to get engaged in our programs.

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Join us this Saturday for our FINAL Food Rights by Bike before we officially enter into the Fall rainy season. RSVP here.

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And help us support the work of creatives of color! Know Your City and local business With Love from PDX is partnering to bring you the Portland Urban Market on October 13th. Portland Urban Market is an all ages and FREE event with dozens of vendors showcasing food, culture, music, retail, drinks, and art from creatives and makers of color in Oregon.  RSVP and share with your friends!

 

 

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Reminder, we’ve got our first annual gala coming on October 10th! Join us as we celebrate 7 years of building community at our very first fundraising gala on Thursday, October 20th at Ecotrust. Get your tickets here!

 

Know Your City is seeking volunteers! Fill out this information form if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
September 16th: 10:00am – 12:00pm: Pride Forever
September 17th, 11:00 – 2:00pm: Food Rights by Bike
September 18th, 10:00am – 12:00pm: A People’s History of Portland Tour
September 23rd: 10:00am – 12:00pm: PDX 101
September 24th, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Hidden History of Albina
October 13th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Portland Urban Market
October 20th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Untold Stories Annual Gala

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Make a Difference, Know Your City is seeking volunteers!

many many volunteers (1).jpgThis year, Know Your City has brought together more than 3,000 Portlanders and visitors to celebrate our shared history and culture, through programs like  the Jade Journal, the Hidden History of Albina, and our fall/winter forum series.

And you can be part of that success! Fill out this information form if you are interested in joining our volunteer team. More details about our open volunteer positions are provided below.

Youth Print PDX Mentors: This is the perfect opportunity to work with youth! Youth Print PDX (YPP) is a 14 week curriculum provided in schools, like the Jade Journal and Unique Ink, that combines literary and graphic arts, storytelling, photography, and civic immersion to provide cultural enrichment to at-risk students in Multnomah County. Each week, YPP mentors visit the classroom for a two hour session each week, working with classroom teachers to mentor students in how to produce a widely distributed publication. Learn more about our Youth Print PDX program here.

Programs Committee: The Programs Committee helps shape Know Your City’s four program areas: lectures, tours, publications and youth programs. Volunteers help to advise and evaluate the organization on existing and current programs, publications, and other services. This is the perfect place to propose and discuss new programs, publications, and services opportunities that align with the mission of our work.

Education Committee: The Education Committee helps to steer our work around research, programming, and advocacy to help make sure that Oregon youth are provided with educational curriculum that is inclusive of all people and identities in Oregon.

Board of Directors: We are seeking to expand our board to reflect the diverse perspectives of all Portlanders. We are a small, ragtag team that balances nonprofit governance with good food and fun.Check out our ad on Mac’s List.

Tabling: Know Your City tables at over 20 events a year! Join us at community favorites like Crafty Wonderland, Portland Night Market, and Linework NW.

Know Your City needs your help in order to bring vital civic and arts programming to this community. Emailask@knowyourcity.org if you have any questions or can sign up to volunteer.

The deadline writer/illustrator submission for Oregon History Comics deadline TODAY — August 31st! Local artists are encouraged to apply through this submission form. Our second opportunity is Youth Voices, a ten part series specifically focused on the stories of youth in the region. Youth between 12 and 24 are encouraged to apply through this link!

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:

September 2nd, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour

September 3rd, 11:00 – 1:00: Hidden History of Albina

September 4th: 10:00 – 12:00: DIY Portland Tour

September 9th, 10:00 – 12:00: People’s History of Portland Tour

September 10th: 10:00 – 12:00: Urban Spaces Tour of the Halprin Sequence

September 11th: 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Portland Urban Market

Untold Stories: A Walk With Know Your City

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