Big Announcement! Our Expanded Summer Tours Schedule

13521610_10205267388364690_1010164236_n.jpgWe love the folks who turned out last Saturday for our first ever Pride Forever tour. DON’T FORGET: June 25th will be a very special Pride Forever tour, led by prominent LGBTQ Historian Peter Boag and numerous Oregon LGBTQ champions as guest speakers. We also have our Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride on July 2nd, taking a stroll down Alberta Street on July 9th for the Alberta Arts Tour and Art for the Millions Anniversary Bike Ride on July 16th

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Additionally, we are announcing the SUMMER EXPANSION for our recurring walking tours. Starting July 1st, we are hosting “$10 at 10,” walking tours that start at 10am on Fridays and Sundays beginning from the downtown Voodoo Doughnut (22 SW 3rd Ave). Check out the Know Your City website and let your friends that are visiting (and your friends who live here) about these great opportunities to engage the community.

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:
June 25th, 3:00 – 5:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Peter Boag
July 1st: 10:00 – 12:00: A People’s History of Portland Tour
July 2nd, 11:00 – 1:00: Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride
July 7th, 5:30 – 8:00: Jade Journal Community Release Party
July 8th, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour
July 9th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Alberta Arts Tour
July 10th: 10:00 – 12:00: DIY Portland
July 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

 

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We love the folks who turned out last Saturday for our first ever Pride Forever tour. DON’T FORGET: June 25th will be a very special Pride Forever tour, led by prominent LGBTQ Historian Peter Boag and numerous Oregon LGBTQ champions as guest speakers. We also have our Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride on July 2nd, taking a stroll down Alberta Street on July 9th for the Alberta Arts Tour and Art for the Millions Anniversary Bike Ride on July 16th

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Additionally, we are announcing the SUMMER EXPANSION for our recurring walking tours. Starting July 1st, we are hosting “$10 at 10,” walking tours that start at 10am on Fridays and Sundays beginning from the downtown Voodoo Doughnut (22 SW 3rd Ave). Check out the Know Your City website and let your friends that are visiting (and your friends who live here) about these great opportunities to engage the community.

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:

June 25th, 3:00 – 5:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Peter Boag

July 1st: 10:00 – 12:00: A People’s History of Portland Tour

July 2nd, 11:00 – 1:00: Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride

July 7th, 5:30 – 8:00: Jade Journal Community Release Party

July 8th, 10:00 – 12:00: PDX 101 Tour

July 9th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Alberta Arts Tour

July 10th: 10:00 – 12:00: DIY Portland

July 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

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In Wake of Pulse Shooting, Anniversary Tour Rescheduled

Pulse has sent waves of tragedy through this community. Saturday, June 11th was Latin Night, featuring a trans headliner at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, during both Pride Month and Ramadan. We mourn for the 49 lives killed and the over 53 injured during this hateful attack. Half of Know Your City’s staff identify as LGBTQ people of color, and they shared their emotional reactions to the Pulse shooting.

“It was the first time I’ve seen a list of mostly latinx queer folks like me in the media, but it was the names of those who were killed. This isn’t how I want to see my people.” – Lydia, Programs Coordinator

“I am, as people around this country and globe should be, mortified by the injustice in Orlando. We lost so many LGBTQ Latino and allies lives. Please take care of yourselves, your families, and friends today, as our survival and love is the strongest response to hate.” – Cameron, Executive Director

Love will forever be love. Despite the atrocities in Orlando, our Pride is undeterred.

This will be a special time to grieve, rage, heal, and explore our next steps, together as community. In the wake of the Pulse shootings, Know Your City has decided to reschedule our June 19th Art for the Millions Anniversary Bike Ride to July 16th so that we can focus this weekend on elevating and honoring the experiences of our LGBTQ communities.

We will continue our Pride Forever Tours on June 18th and June 25th as we honor and remember the many LGBTQ Oregonians and allies who fought for equality and tolerance in this state.

With Heart,
Know Your City.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
June 18th, 1:00-3:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Belinda Carroll
June 25th, 3:00-5:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Peter Boag
July 2nd, 11:00-1:00: Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride
July 7th, 5:30 – 8:00: Jade Journal Community Release Party
July 9th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Alberta Arts Tour
July 16th, 1:00 – 3:00: KYC 7th Anniversary Art for the Millions Pedalpalooza Ride

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Last Chance to RSVP!

Tonight is the night! Doors open at 5:30 for a free screening of the Inequality for All documentary, followed by a Q/A panel with local labor leaders and activists about the Fair Work Week for Oregon Campaign. RSVP here.

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Join Know Your City in celebrating the unstoppable power of love, with the Pride Forever tour. Pride Forever examines the compelling stories of LGBTQ history in Portland, from pivotal spaces in which LGBTQ folks built community, to precious moments that galvanized the entire movement. Our first tour will be led by local comedian Belinda Carroll on June 18th, followed by LGBTQ historian Peter Boag on June 25th.

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On July 9th, Know Your City and Alberta Art Works are hosting a walking tour that explores the contributions of artists on Alberta Street, including painted streets, ATMs, and bus benches. Join us at the Black United Fund of Oregon building at 1pm.

 

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Big thanks for the awesome crowd who joined us to kick off our 7 year birthday movement celebration at the LIVE Portland Show on Saturday!

Want to support our ongoing programs? Donate now to Know Your City.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
June 13th, 5:30-8:30: Inequality for All Screening and Q/A with Fair Work Week for All Campaign
June 18th, 1:00-3:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Belinda Carroll
June 19th, 2:00-4:00: KYC 7th Anniversary Art for the Millions Pedalpalooza Ride
June 25th, 3:00-5:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Peter Boag
July 2nd, 11:00-1:00: Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride
July 7th, 5:30 – 8:00: Jade Journal Community Release Party
July 9th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Alberta Arts Tour

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Final Reminder: join us this Saturday to celebrate KYC’s birthday!

Get your tickets here! Join us to kick off our month of birthday celebrations on June 11th, starting with LIVE Portland: a concert and comedy show benefit for Know Your City with comedians Bri Pruett, Jeremy Eli, and bands Little Star and Neon Culpa.

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Join us at Clinton Street Theatre at 5:30 on June 13thWe are partnering with Oregon Working Families Party for a free screening of the Inequality for All documentary, followed by a Q/A panel with local labor leaders and activists about the Fair Work Week for Oregon Campaign.

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pride forever draft.jpgPortland Pride is around the corner, and Know Your City is celebrating with thePride Forever walking tour. Pride Forever examines the compelling stories of LGBTQ history in Portland, from pivotal spaces in which LGBTQ folks built community, to precious moments that galvanized the entire movement. Our first tour will be led by local comedian Belinda Carroll on June 18th, followed by LGBTQ historian Peter Boag on June 25th.

 

Want to support our ongoing programs? Donate now to Know Your City.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
June 11th, 8:00-11:00: LIVE Portland Concert and Comedy Show
June 13th, 5:30-8:30: Inequality for All Screening and Q/A with Fair Work Week for All Campaign
June 18th, 1:00-3:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Belinda Carroll
June 19th, 2:00-4:00: KYC 7th Anniversary Art for the Millions Pedalpalooza Ride
June 25th, 3:00-5:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Peter Boag
July 2nd, 11:00-1:00: Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride
July, 7th, 5:30 – 8:00: Jade Journal Community Release Party

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BREAKING NEWS: release of the Jade Journal, second edition!

Tim Schulze, Harrison Park teacher.The second edition of the Jade Journal is off to the printers!! Join us for our official Community Release on July 7th, 5:30 – 8:00pm at Thai Fresh (8409 SE Division).

Hi! My name is Tim Schulze. I’ve lived in Portland for over 10 years–I love this city and have made it my home. I became a teacher because I believe that education is the most important thing in anybody’s life. I teach 5th grade at Harrison Park School, a K-8 with the most racial diversity in Oregon, and my class was involved in creating the first edition of the Jade Journal.

And I’m emailing today to tell you why you should support Know Your City with a financial contribution.

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Throughout the Jade Journal program, Know Your City invited excellent guest speakers, like photographers, civic leaders, and business owners into the classroom who taught and inspired my students with the skills they needed to create a community paper. (and I think the kids inspired the speakers as well!) I’m excited that the Jade Journal will be at Harrison Park again next year AND expanding to Boise-Eliot School so that more kids can learn and experience belonging in their community

Due to the work of my students and Know Your City, we were invited to present in front of the Mayor and City Council. To this day, my proudest teaching moment was sitting next to my students while they advocated for themselves, their community, and their families. This opportunity was possible because of Know Your City.

Give now so that Know Your City can serve more Harrison Park students through the Jade Journal in 2017.

There are challenges affecting the community I live and work in. When we allow ourselves to be creative, and take risks, these challenges are not insurmountable. From racism to food deserts, Know Your City works to solve these issues the way they need to be solved, with community!

I care strongly about Know Your City. Their work enhanced the lives of me, my students, and my community. Their work makes a difference.

A donation of $25, $50, or $100 to Know Your City will make a difference in the lives of Portland youth and their families through programs that educate and build community.

Sincerely,

Tim Schulze

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:

June 11th, 8:00-11:00: LIVE Portland Concert and Comedy Show
June 13th, 5:30-8:30: Inequality for All Screening and Q/A with Fair Work Week for All Campaign
June 18th, 1:00-3:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Belinda Carroll
June 19th, 2:00-4:00: KYC 7th Anniversary Art for the Millions Pedalpalooza Ride
June 25th, 3:00-5:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Peter Boag
July 2nd, 11:00-1:00: Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride
July, 7th, 5:30 – 8:00: Jade Journal Community Release Party

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Join us to kick off our month of birthday celebrations on June 11th, starting with LIVE Portland: a concert and comedy show benefit for Know Your City with comedians Bri Pruitt, Jeremy Eli, and bands Little Star and Neon Culpa. Get your tickets here!

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June, a month to celebrate Pride. And pickles.

pride forever draft.jpgPortland Pride is around the corner, an important time to reflect on the anti-gay and anti-trans rhetoric happening across the country. Our response to this is love, which is why Know Your City has been honored to work with LGBTQ activists and historians to design the Pride Forever walking tour. Pride Forever examines the compelling stories of LGBTQ history in Portland, from pivotal spaces in which LGBTQ folks built community, to precious moments that galvanized the entire movement. Join the walk! Our first tour will be led by local comedian Belinda Carroll on June 18th, followed by LGBTQ historian Peter Boag on June 25th. See you there!

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Join us to kick off our month of birthday celebrations on June 11th, starting with LIVE Portland: a concert and comedy show benefit for Know Your City with comedians Bri Pruitt, Jeremy Eli, and bands Little Star and Neon Culpa. Get your tickets here!

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Join us on June 19th for a special 7th Anniversary Art for the Millions Pedalpalooza Bike Ride, led by former Dill Pickle Club and Know Your City Programs Coordinator, Pollyanne Birge!

Want to support our ongoing programs? Please consider making a donation in honor of Know Your City.

Be engaged!

Programs and Events Calendar:

June 11th, 8:00-11:00: LIVE Portland Concert and Comedy Show.

June 13th, 5:30-8:30: Inequality for All Screening and Q/A with Fair Work Week for All Campaign

June 18th, 1:00-3:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Belinda Carroll

June 19th, 2:00-4:00: KYC 7th Anniversary Art for the Millions Pedalpalooza Ride

June 25th, 3:00-5:00: Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour with Peter Boag

July 2nd, 11:00-1:00: Art for the Future Pedalpalooza Ride

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