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Join us for the release party for Know Your Rights, a comic about how to avoid evictions, March 30th.

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Our weekly walking tours start back up May 1st. Read about it here!

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Jade Journal, a student-made newspaper about SE 82nd Ave, is now out! Details here!

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Join us for Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted! next Monday

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On Monday, March 30, join Know Your City (KYC) and Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) as we celebrate the release of Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted, our new comic book publication empowering Oregon renters to learn about tenant rights and the eviction process. We’re very excited to be holding this event at the Oregon Public House, the world’s first nonprofit brewpub. All day long (11am-11pm), the purchases of beer and food will be shared with KYC and CAT as part of the brewpub’s mission to assist fellow nonprofits. The release party for Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted will begin at 7pm with a short presentation from both organizations, the artist and CAT members.

What a great idea: grab lunch, an after work beer or dinner and support two great nonprofits with every purchase made at an excellent local brewpub. Then, attend the release party of an incredible new comic book about tenants rights and the eviction process, illustrated by local comics artist Becky Hawkins.

Know Your Rights has been been a year-long collaboration between KYC and CAT, in which we worked to gather stories of eviction and resistance. Each story has “CAT Tips”, advice from CAT on how to handle different obstacles described in the comic.

Check out this sneak preview of some of the pages:

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Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted will be available at the release event and distributed for free from Community Alliance of Tenants. Copies will also be available at Know Your City’s office in Union Station and for download from the Know Your City website.

Don’t forget: KYC members receive our publications! If you want a copy of Know Your Rights sign up to be a member and we’ll mail one to your door! We need your support to keep providing these critical programs. If you’re not already a member, please sign up and help bring these program offerings to our community now.

Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted was supported by funding from Sappi Fine Paper and Regional Arts & Culture Council.

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Hot off the Presses: Jade Journal Vol 1 hits the streets!

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Teacher Tim Schulze is surrounded by students and Jade Journals at the Jade Journal Release event, February 15th, 2015.

On Sunday, February 15, Know Your City had a release party for Jade Journal #1, a student-generated multilingual newspaper about the SE 82nd community at APANO’s Jade District Office. The paper is the culmination of a 12-week KYC youth program with Tim Schulze’s 5th-grade class at Harrison Park School, with assistance and lesson planning from designer and educator Travis Neel.

Know Your City expresses a warm thank you to everyone who attended the event. It was terrific to hear students read the stories they had written: Thanks, Elaine and Jacoby! Harrison Park teacher Tim Schulze spoke and introduced the students and recounted highlights from the program. Anita Yap, APANO board member talked about the benefits a youth project like the Jade Journal has on the SE 82nd community. Many of the guest speakers who visited the class were also on hand to share experiences from working with the students, Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, Ronault “Polo” Catalani, Michael Lui and Rosaline Hui. Everyone was excited to see the inaugural paper in its final version.

Jade Journal was featured in an article in the Oregonian by Casey Parks, What’s life like East of 82nd? Ask the kids. And if you didn’t catch it, be sure to check out our blogpost leading up to the Jade Journal release event.

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Want to get a copy of Jade Journal? In the coming weeks, we’ll be hitting the streets and getting the paper distributed around town. Thanks to the Portland Tribune, we’ll have a few news boxes in the Jade District – at FuBonn Shopping Center, Harrison Park School and Portland Community College Southeast Campus. We’ll also have some paper distribution at locations in inner Portland.

We’re looking for volunteers to help with distribution. Have a vehicle that can haul a couple boxes? Own a truck that can help us transport the news boxes? Want a stack of Jade Journals to put in your neighborhood cafe? To lend a hand for an hour or two, e-mail Amanda.

Want to get a copy of Jade Journal mailed to your door? Sign up to be a member. The project would not have been possible without the support of Know Your City Members. Along with the many benefits of being a KYC Member, you will receive a complimentary copy mailed directly to your door. This money directly helps Know Your City and its youth programs by supporting the staff necessary to make programs like this possible. Support the expansion of programs like Jade Journal in schools and join now.

Want to read the paper electronically? Unable to track down a copy of the paper in person? Download a PDF of Jade Journal here.

For more on Jade Journal, see our previous report backs:

http://knowyourcity.org/2014/11/14/east-portland-newspaper-project-report-back-2/
http://knowyourcity.org/2014/08/27/east-portland-newspaper-project/

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Jade Journal Release February 15

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Know Your City is looking forward to celebrating the release of Jade Journal#1 at a public event co-hosted by Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), this Sunday, February 15th, at the APANO Jade District Office (2738 SE 82nd Avenue). At the event, students will read their stories, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A. Treats from local restaurant Wing Wa BBQ and Voodoo Doughnuts will be served as well. The event is open to the public; more info here.

Jade Journal is a student-generated multilingual newspaper about the SE 82nd community, created over 12 weeks in Tim Schulze’s fifth-grade class at Harrison Park School. During the program, students learned journalism fundamentals, graphic design and photographic skills and interviewing and research skills from guest speakers. They went out into their community and spoke to business owners and their peers to get to the bottom of important issues along the SE 82nd Avenue neighborhood, like safety, food deserts, racism and more.

Recently, Marc Moscato, Executive Director of Know Your City, and teacher Tim Schulze sat down with X-Ray.FM to discuss the program; listen in here.

Want to get a copy of Jade Journal? Sign up to be a member. Along with the many benefits of being a KYC Member, you will receive a Jade Journal mailed directly to your door. Support the expansion of programs like Jade Journal in schools and join now.

For more on Jade Journal, see our previous report backs:
http://knowyourcity.org/2014/11/14/east-portland-newspaper-project-report-back-2/
http://knowyourcity.org/2014/08/27/east-portland-newspaper-project/

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