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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.

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Eat at La Bonita North this Friday, sales support KYC!

Question — do you eat food? If yes, then you’re invited to join us at La Bonita North (2710 N Killingsworththis Friday. 15% of sales will be donated to support Know Your City during the ENTIRE business day!

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New tour announcement! On August 27th, Know Your City is excited to partner with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon on the THIRD annual Jade District Tour! Learn about the excellent work being done to promote the food, culture, and history of the Portland’s International and Immigrant community on Southeast Division. This tour will take you right to the festivities of the 8/27 Jade Night Market too. RSVP here!

We also have our inaugural Food Rights by Bike tour coming up on Saturday, August 27th. Food Rights by Bike features community advocates and organizations working on food justice and gentrification issues in North Portland. Get your tickets for the August 27th ride here, or reserve your seat for September 17th.

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The deadline writer/illustrator submission for Oregon History Comics deadline is two weeks away —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:
August 19th, ALL DAY: La Bonita NORTH benefit fundraiser for Know Your City
August 19th, 10:00 – 12:00
: People’s History of Portland
August 21st, 10:00 – 12:00
: PDX 101 Tour
August 26th, 10:00 – 12:00
: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
August 27th, 11:00 – 2:00
: Food Rights by Bike
August 27th, 4:00 – 5:00
: Jade District Tour
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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Call for submissions from artists of color!

DSC04739 (2).JPGKnow Your City is soliciting submissions from illustrators and writers for Oregon History Comics, Second Edition. As we continue organizing for equity, inclusion, and social justice, we aspire to provide platforms for creative expression that represent the beautiful diversity of our community. To ensure all people have a fair chance to participate, Know Your City is specifically announcing a call for artists from a broad range of identities, including but not limited to, gender identity, race, and ability. If you are a person of color or identify with another underrepresented identity, fill out this submission form or email ask@knowyourcity.org for more information on applying.Oregon History Comics Artist Submissions will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the submission deadline of Wednesday, August 31st (Midnight). Space cannot be guaranteed for all submissions. Featured artists will be selected and notified Friday, September 16th.

Our second opportunity is Youth Voices. Youth Voices is a ten part comic series that will focus on highlighting the challenges facing youth within the communities of Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah County. Youth between 12 and 24 are encouraged to apply through this link!

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We had a great turnout for our final Alberta Arts Tour of the year. RSVP for our first tour of the Historic Halprin Sequence,this Saturday with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy.

 

 

 

We also have two specialty Food Rights by Bike tours about food justice and gentrification in North Portland, happeningAugust 27th and September 17th. Get your tickets here.

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un1.jpgUnique Ink Update #4: This week our Unique Ink interns braved the rain to visit businesses in St. Johns. They explained to folks who they are, what they are working on, and key details about disparities of representation for people of color in children’s literature. They were received with enthusiasm at many locations, and nearly everyone they talked to was happy to support their promotion efforts through posting fliers, with some even willing to go above and beyond with announcements on social media accounts or direct donations. Know Your City and Unique Ink is organizing a release party for their published children’s books on August 17th, 6:30 at the Writer’s Dojo (7518N. Chicago Ave)

Show your support for Know Your City! Grab lunch or dinner at La Bonita North (2710 N Killingsworth) onAugust 19th, and 15% of sales will be donated to support our work.

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Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
August 13th, 10:00 – 12:00: Urban Spaces Tour of the Halprin Sequence
August 14th, 10:00 – 12:00: DIY Portland
August 19th, ALL DAY: La Bonita NORTH benefit fundraiser for Know Your City
August 19th, 10:00 – 12:00: People’s History of Portland
August 21st, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour
August 26th, 10:00 – 12:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
August 27th, 11:00 – 2:00: Food Rights by Bike
September 2nd, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour
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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What do you plan on learning this summer?

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This Saturday is our FINAL Alberta Arts Tour of the year. Join Alberta Art Works to explore the history of public art on Alberta, from the oldest mural dedicated to Malcom X, to the new mural outside of the Black United Fund building.

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We also have two specialty Food Rights by Bike tours about food justice and gentrification in North Portland, happening August 27th and September 17thGet your tickets here.

And RSVP for our first tour of the Historic Halprin Sequence on August 13th with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy.

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Deadline Announcement: our submission deadline for artists is August 31st! Oregon based writers and illustrators are invited to apply for Oregon History Comics, Second Edition. Oregonians between the ages of 12 and 24 can also apply for Youth Voices.

uniu.jpgUnique Ink Update #3: Know Your City has been working with a group of outstanding female and gender nonbinary interns at Roosevelt High School to produce racially diverse children’s books about St. John’s. The cohort’s plans for a Writer’s Workshop to finish their publications were changed last minute — and we’re now looking to find a beach house within 150 miles for our 12 interns and KYC employee Lydia to use for one night onAugust 11th. Please email ask@knowyourcity.org if you can help.

Show your support for Know Your City! Grab lunch or dinner at La Bonita North (2710 N Killingsworth) on August 19th, and 15% of sales will be donated to support our work.

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Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
August 5th, 10:00-12:00: A People’s History of Portland
August 6th, 1:00 – 3:00: Alberta Arts Tour
August 13th, 10:00 – 12:00: Historic Halprin Tour
August 14th, 10:00 – 12:00: DIY Portland
August 19th, ALL DAY: La Bonita NORTH benefit fundraiser for Know Your City
August 19th, 10:00 – 12:00: People’s History of Portland
August 21st, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour
August 26th, 10:00 – 12:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
August 27th, 11:00 – 2:00: Food Rights by Bike

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Food Rights by Bike Tour

Jade District Tour

A People’s History of Portland Tour

PDX 101

Hidden History of Albina Tour

DIY Portland

A People’s History of Portland Tour

Urban Spaces Tour of the Historic Halprin Sequence

PDX 101 Tour

Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour

Food Rights by Bike Tour

A People’s History of Portland Tour

Untold Stories: A Walk With Know Your City

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