Don’t Move Out Poster Release
Saturday, December 15, 1PM-3PM (Program begins promptly at 1:15PM)*
Cost: Free, open to public
Location: 523 NE Bryant St., the home of Alicia Jackson
* Note: This event was previously scheduled for 2PM
On Saturday, December 15th, We Are Oregon (WAO) and Dill Pickle Club (DPC) partner to release “Don’t Move Out! Foreclosure resistance in Portland”. 2,000 of the full-color over-sized posters (35″ x 22.5”) will be distributed for free to property owners facing evictions, as well as made available in libraries, small businesses and community gathering places. The poster, which unfolds in a map-style layout, is intricately illustrated by comic artist Jesse Reklaw, and is translated in Spanish on the back. The piece is funded by a grant from Sappi Fine Paper’s Ideas That Matter grant program.
The release event will be held at the home of Alicia Jackson in NE Portland. Jackson, who is featured in the poster, moved back into her home with community support on May 1st of this year, and remains in her home resisting her foreclosure. The event will feature a short program, with talks by the artist, people who are resisting foreclosure and partnering organizations. Voodoo Donuts and Courier Coffee will provide refreshments.
Don’t Move Out! is the first in a series of fold-out posters DPC is creating that aims to add vitality to crucial debates about Portland’s future, while creating opportunities for designers to engage with social issues. Each poster is the product of a commissioned collaboration between a designer, advocacy organization and DPC. The project is inspired by Making Policy Public, a program of Center for Urban Pedagogy.
Jesse Reklaw is the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip Slow Wave and author of Dreamtoons, The Night of Your Life, and Couch Tag. He lives in SE Portland.
ABOUT WE ARE OREGON
We Are Oregon is a non-profit organization that works with communities across Portland on issues that affect working people. With people coming together to fight foreclosures, our communities are doing what government has been unable to do: hold banks accountable for crashing our economy and profiting from the pain of our communities. More information available at www.weareoregon.org.
ABOUT THE DILL PICKLE CLUB
The Dill Pickle Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to broaden knowledge of Portland’s past, present and future. To fulfill our mission, we organize tours, lectures, publications and school programs to better connect Portlanders to their city. Founded in 2009, we are a volunteer-driven organization, with a shared belief in the vitality of community education and democracy.