Friday, August 28, 6:30PM-8:30PM
417 SE 11th (near SE Stark)
Free event; Beer likely!
A jukebox featuring the stories and sounds of working Portlanders continues its tour of the city at ADX, a makerspace and collaborative hub located in the Buckman neighborhood, on August 28th. Artists Laura Hadden and Tennessee Watson, in partnership with local organization Know Your City, are presenting this project to offer community members a unique encounter with the issue of income inequality in Portland.
The stories and sounds – collected by Hadden and Watson and participants in the Wage/Working oral history workshop – are edited to the length of time it takes each worker to earn $1 (resulting in longer stories by those who earn the least). Throughout it’s month-long stay at Portland Mercado, visitors will be invited to interact with the jukebox, listen to the stories, and reflect on the working lives of individuals from a diversity of professions and socio-economic backgrounds. The opening event on July 23rd will also include a community discussion about income inequality.
The jukebox will be on display at ADX through September when it will move to another venue in Portland, Likewise on SE Hawthorne.
The project was awarded a small grant from SE Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grant Program and additional funding through the SEIU Local 503.
For more information on Friday’s event, and to RSVP visit our Facebook Event.
For more information on the history of the Wage/Working Jukebox project, and information on the artists, please visit: wageworking.com.