Have you enjoyed one (or maybe more!) of Know Your City’s recent programs? Have you been a member in the past but have lost touch recently? Are you keeping tabs on us from afar with Facebook and Twitter?
We want to invite you to more great programs this Fall, and also to support our work by becoming a member. Joining as a member is a way to become part of the Know Your City community – and meet other people who care similarly about arts and social justice.
There has never been a better time to sign up. This fall, we’re looking forward to presenting some terrific new programs from publications, youth programs and tours, including: East Portland Newspaper Project, Renter’s Rights, Off The Map, CRCI Prison Art Program, PDX Social History Guide and De-Gentrifying Portland. For each of these programs, we’ve created great new incentives to become a member – on top of what members already currently receive.
Here’s some great reasons why you should join at the following levels…
All of the regular benefits found on this page, plus:
- East Portland Newspaper Project: a community newspaper about SE 82nd Ave produced by fifth grade students at Harrison Park School and artist Travis Neel – receive a copy of the final paper mailed to your door
- Renter’s Rights: a comic/ resource guide on how to avoid evictions produced in conjunction with artist Becky Hawkins and Community Alliance of Tenants – receive a copy of the comic mailed to your door
- Off The Map: a map of alternative cultural spaces produced in association with Travel Portland and illustrated by Kate Bingaman-Burt – receive a free copy of the map mailed to your door
- CRCI Prison Art Program: a 12-week mural-making workshop with inmates at Columbia River Correctional Institution, produced under the direction of artist Emily Squires – get exclusive access into the prison to see the exhibition
- PDX Social History Guide: the second version of our free history app featuring 4 new themes – get early access to the app before it is released to the general public, with opportunity for feedback
All of the benefits listed above, as well as all of the regular benefits found on this page, plus:
- Invitation to quarterly members-only events including:
- De-Gentrifying Portland: A reception/ talk back with artist Sharita Towne on her project with youth in Portland African American Leadership Forum, in which youth with create short videos about displacement issues in N/NE Portland
- CRCI Prison Art Program: A reception/ talk back with artist Emily Squires and program participants, including previewing the mural before it seen by the general public
- Two more quarterly members-only events TBD
- A limited-edition new Know Your City Stumptown T-shirt, printed on American Apparel shirts, designed by artist Justin Scrappers Morrison
We are currently well below our annual projections and we need your help in order to sustain us. By becoming a member, you show your support while receiving these incentives. The goal of the drive is to enroll 85 new members by the end of the year. That may sound like a large goal, but we believe we can do so through a steady campaign that includes hosting a series of house parties. Interested in hearing more? Send us a note and we’ll send you the details!
Together, we can do this. In the meantime, we’ll be giving periodic updates on the blog between now and the end of the year as to the status of membership campaign. Join now and help us reach our goal. We thank you for your support. We can’t continue to do our work without you!