Big changes are coming to the Jade Journal next year. Last week, Harrison Park students really loved their field trip, free boba tea at Mojo Crepes! Get ready to read their boba tea review in the Jade Journal this June. The youth are testing this week, so Jade Journal is on hiatus. This is the perfect time to announce that thanks to a grant from Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, we will be expanding the Jade Journal into the “Youth Print PDX” program and publishing the Boise Bulletin at Boise-Eliot Humboldt School in the 2016-2017 school year. This is an exciting opportunity to give youth in North and Northeast Portland a stronger voice about what’s happening in their communities.
Want to help us expand Youth Print PDX program to additional schools in the region? Give $10, $25, or $50 today and help more youth find their voice in this community.
Big thanks to everyone who attended last week’s “Reclaiming Our Histories” panel on inclusive cultural studies. APANO and ALLY introduced their ethnic studies resolution to the PPS Teaching and Learning committee yesterday, and it has been motioned to Board of Directors for consideration. Stay tuned for next steps and let ALLY know you support their work!
New Tours! We are partnering with Techfest NW on a DIY Portland Tour, this Monday from 4pm to 6pm. We had another great turnout for April’s Hidden History of Albina tour. Join us for our next HHA tour onMay 21st.
We’re supporting August Wilson’s Red Door Project’s “Hands Up” performances, a series of 7 powerful monologues written in response to recent police shootings and the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The next performances are April 22nd and 23rd at Reed College, with additional performances at Artist Repertory Theatre the week after. Performances are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Red Door Project website.
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Programs and Events Calendar:
April 25th, 4pm-6pm: DIY Portland Tour.
April 29th, 5:30pm-8pm: America’s Next Top Candidate.
April 30th, 1pm-3pm: a May Day inspired People’s History of Portland Tour.
May 21st, 1pm-3pm: Hidden History of Albina Tour.