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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RSVP for our first food rights by bike tour!

Earlier in January on Martin Luther King Day, Know Your City and People’s Food Co-op hosted a dialogue about food justice and its intersection with race and class in Portland, which sold out in less than two weeks. In response to this demand and the critical need for this program, Know Your City and People’s Food Co-op is proud to partner again and present two Food Rights by Bike tours. We will be visiting food justice advocates throughout North Portland on August 27th and September 14th, with free drinks and snacks provided by People’s Co-op. Tell your friends, and get your tickets here!

And look out for our other upcoming specialty tours:

We’ll be hosting another Hidden History of Albina tour on July 30th, and another Alberta Arts Tour with Alberta Art Works on August 6th. We’re partnering with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy on two walking tours of the Historic Halprin Sequence, including parks like as the Ira Keller Fountain, which helped elevate Portland as a city for inviting civic spaces. RSVP for our first tour on August 13th.

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Unique Ink Update #2: This week, the Unique Ink interns visited University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. At U of O, they met with Dean Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda, Anthony Whitten (Cameron’s brother), Simone Myers, and Sylvia Hernandez, and Sylvia Hernandez about scholastic journalism, the importance of seizing education and career opportunities, and general admissions and scholarship information. At PNCA, Patrick Forster led us on a facilities tour, including student galleries and printmaking equipment. He spoke about community education programs and college programs at PNCA, and the possibility of pursuing a wide variety of interest areas in the arts at the school. Stay tuned for more updates on the program!

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If you’re a writer or illustrator, apply to work on Oregon History Comics, Second Edition! And we have a special opportunity for youth between 12 and 24 called Youth Voices. Apply here!

 

 

 

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As a reminder, we expanded the schedule of our recurring walking tours for the Summer. Until the end of September, we are hosting “$10 at 10,” walking tours that start at 10amon Fridays and Sundays beginning from the downtown Voodoo Doughnuts (22 SW 3rd Ave). And for the month of July if you bring two friends who purchase $10 at 10tickets — we’ll give you a free ticket!

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.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
July 30th, 12:00 – 2:00: Hidden History of Albina
July 31st, 10;00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour
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 – 2:00Food Rights by Bike

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Don’t Miss These Great Summer Opportunities!

On Friday, August 19, La Bonita NORTH is donating 15% of their sales to Know Your City. Come to 2710 N Killingsworth anytime on the 19th for excellent food and to support an important cause.

Here’s an update on our upcoming specialty tours:

We’re partnering with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy to lead two walking tours of the Historic Halprin Sequence, including parks like as the Ira Keller Fountain, which helped elevate Portland as a city for inviting civic spaces.RSVP for our first tour on August 13th. We are also hosting another Hidden History of Albina tour on the 30th, and another Alberta Arts Tour with Alberta Art Works on August 6th.

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This summer, Know Your City has partnered with Roosevelt High School on the Unique Ink project. Unique Ink is a six week program led by KYC Programs Coordinator, Lydia Grijalva, culminating in the production of ten children’s books that reflect the beautiful diversity of the St. John’s community. The youth do writing workshops, Tuesday through Thursday, and we’ve also led tours through Cathedral Park and the Multnomah County Library System. Stay tuned for more updates!

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If you’re a writer or illustrator, apply to work on Oregon History Comics, Second Edition! And we have a special opportunity for youth between 12 and 24 called Youth Voices. Apply here!

 

 

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As a reminder, we expanded the schedule of our recurring walking tours for the Summer. Until the end of September, we are hosting “$10 at 10,” walking tours that start at 10am on Fridays and Sundays beginning from the downtown Voodoo Doughnuts (22 SW 3rd Ave). And for the month of July if you bring two friends who purchase $10 at 10 tickets — we’ll give you a free ticket!

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.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
July 22nd, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour
July 24th, 10:00 – 12:00: A People’s History of Portland
July 30th, 12:00 – 2:00: Hidden History of Albina
August 5th, 10:00-12:00: A People’s History of Portland
August 6th, 1:00 – 3:00: Alberta Arts Tours
August 13th, 10:00 – 12:00: Historic Halprin Tour
August 14th, 10:00 – 12:00: DIY Portland
August 19, ALL DAY: La Bonita NORTH benefit fundraiser for Know Your City

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Calling All Artists! Get paid to work with Know Your City

Friend —

It’s exciting times at Know Your City! Read below for some awesome opportunities to work with us on upcoming creative projects.

box-front4_smallIn 2011, Know Your City first published its wildly popular Oregon History Comics, the brainchild of Portland reporter Sarah Mirk. Thanks to the support of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, the Kinsman Foundation, and the Equity Foundation, we have begun our work on Oregon History Comics, Second Edition!! If you’re a writer or illustrator, apply to work with us on a comic!

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. Each youth selected to participate will receive a stipend and be matched with a writer or visual artist as a mentor. We’d like to express our gratitude to the Spirit Mountain Community Fund for their support of this project. All youth living in the Portland region between 12 and 24 are encouraged to apply through this link!

We’ve got some great tour offerings coming up. Join us July 16th as  former KYC Programs Coordinator Pollyanne Birge leads us on the Art for the Millions Anniversary Bike Ride, and on July 30th we’re hosting another one of our popular Hidden History of Albina tours, and August 6th for another Alberta Arts Tour with Alberta Art Works.

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As a reminder, we expanded the schedule of our recurring walking tours for the Summer. Until the end of September, we are hosting $10 at 10, walking tours that start at 10am on Fridays and Sundays beginning from the downtown Voodoo Doughnuts (22 SW 3rd Ave). And for the month of July if you bring two friends who purchase $10 at 10 tickets — we’ll give you a free ticket!

 

 

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
Albina Arts TourJuly 15th: 10:00 – 12:00: A People’s History of Portland
July 16th, 1:00-3:00: KYC 7th Anniversary Art for the Millions Pedalpalooza Ride
July 17th, 10:00 – 12:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Belinda Carroll
July 22nd, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour
July 24th, 10:00 – 12:00: A People’s History of Portland
July 30th, 12:00 – 2:00: Hidden History of Albina
August 5th, 10:00-12:00: A People’s History of Portland
August 6th, 1:00 – 3:00: Alberta Arts Tours
August 14th, 10:00 – 12:00: DIY Portland

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