At a time when our nation is seriously divided, and reports of discrimination are rising as a result of the 2016 election, 2017 is going to be the most important year yet for Know Your City’s mission of sharing stories of humanity. Because of this, we’ve entered into a partnership with Portland’s Resistance and other community partners to host Resistance Talks. Resistance Talks will be a series of monthly events that will discuss some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time and call our community to action.
Our first Resistance Talks is themed “the Rise of Corporate Rule,” which will discuss how the financial establishment has attained new positions to influence public policy, and provide examples of how local efforts are empowering the community and economy.
Join us March 24th at People’s Co-op for the first Resistance Talk. RSVP early, as we expect to sell out.
We’re offering a $200 prize to the graphic designer whose logo will be selected to cover the 10 new comics being published this year. Email your logo design firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24th to be included in the consideration.
Current Oregon History Comics Logo:
We have six suggested themes for what would well represent a new “Oregon History Comics” logo:
1. Mountains Meet Metropolis
2. She Flies With Her Own Wings
3. The Beaver State
4. Digging In
5. State of Change
6. Knowledge and Action
And if you don’t like those categories — no worries! Feel free to send whatever inspires you and we’ll gladly consider it.
Help us publish our 11th Oregon History Comics, Hung Far Low! Click here to support our crowdfunding campaign and get a pre-sale version of the Hung Far Low Comic for a discounted cost.
If you’d like to support the development of new tours about our diverse history and culture, please consider a donation to Know Your City.
Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
March 11th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
March 18th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Hidden History of Albina
March 24th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm: Resistance Talks – the Rise of Corporate Rule
March 25th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm: A People’s History of Portland