Are You Attending the Most Exciting Candidate Event of the Season?

 

Displaying antcThis Friday at 5:30pm, we’re partnering with the Bus Project to host America’s Next Top Candidate at McMenamin’s Mission Theatre. America’s Next Top Candidate will be an entertaining night of whacky contests and displays of talent, featuring leading candidates for Oregon Secretary of State and Mayor of Portland. We’ll even (occasionally) hear from the candidates on relevant social justice issues, like reducing barriers to voting, institutional racism, and access to a quality education.

 

We’re expecting a packed house, so get tickets before they sell out.

 

And if you’re around this afternoon at 4, join us for a DIY Portland Tour!

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.

 

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Announcing a BIG expansion for KYC youth programs!

13022209_10204915496607616_1195094655_n.jpgBig 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.

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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!

 

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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.

Your support keeps us active in the community. Donate now and keep us going.

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.

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Last Chance to RSVP!

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Reminder — it’s your last chance to RSVP fortomorrow’s “Reclaiming Our Histories” community forum at Q Center. Hear from educators, students, and communities of color about the importance of teaching the history of all people in the classroom.

We’re supporting August Wilson’s Red Door Project’s “Hands Up,” a series of 7 powerful monologues written in response to the recent police shootings and the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The next performances are at 7pm: April 14th, 15th, and 16th at the Cerimon House and 7:30pm: April 22nd and 23rd at Reed College. The monologue performances are free to the public. For more information, visit the Red Door Project website.

Jade Journal Week #8. You’re invited to join us for a full day field trip with Harrison Park School this Friday! We’ll be exploring food issues in the community, with guest trips to institutions like Zenger Farms, Portland Mercado, and Fubonn. Email us if you’d like to stop by and explore with us!

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Big thanks to the 150 people who showed up to support Know Your City last Thursday at Ecotrust. The weather was great, and we raised over $2,000 to support Know Your City!

Programs and Events Calendar:

April 17th, 3pm: the Hidden History of Albina walking tour.

April 29th, 5:30pm: America’s Next Top Candidate.

April 30th, 1pm: a May Day inspired People’s History of Portland Tour.

 

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Join Us This Thursday for the Big Celebration

We’ve accomplished so much since our Executive Director Cameron Whitten joined our team in November. You’re invited to celebrate his “Quarter Quell” 25th birthday celebration and benefit for Know Your City, with free food, drinks, and raffle prizes this Thursday at Ecotrust. RSVP on the Facebook page and share.

Join us this Saturday April 9th for our Portland 101 downtown walking tour. This tour illustrates the origins of Portland and its journey to the present. While exploring downtown art, parks, buildings, and bridges, we cover the collective history of Portland, from pop culture to histories often marginalized by the mainstream. Get tickets here.

12901005_594797700682793_6685771956608245197_o.jpgOur next forum is April 13th, called “Reclaiming Our Histories: Bringing Equity to Youth Education.” Brought in partnership with APANO, we will be hearing from educators, students, and communities of color about the importance of teaching the history of all people in the classroom. RSVP here.

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This week, the Jade Journal students were visited by Outgrowing Hunger. They learned about gardening, and ate some fresh veggies with salad dressing made together in class! They’ve also received their first article assignments, and will be covering GMO’s, boba tea, summer BBQs, bananas, and more.

Programs and Events Calendar:

April 7th, 5:30pmCameron’s “Quarter Quell” birthday celebration at Ecotrust.

April 9th, 1pm: KYC’s very first Portland 101 tour.

April 17th, 3pm: the Hidden History of Albina walking tour.

April 30th: a May Day inspired People’s History of Portland Tour.

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America’s Next Top Candidate and Reclaiming Our Histories: Bringing Equity to Youth Education

Know Your City and the Bus Project are partnering to host America’s Next Top Candidate, an event featuring the candidates for Oregon Secretary of State and Mayor of Portland, discussing critical social justice issues and showing off their fun sides. Join us for a debate, talent show, and more on April 29th at the Mission Theatre! RSVP here.


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Thanks to Streetopia author Erick Lyle for leading last week´s amazing panel! If you missed it, you can catch it here.

Make sure to RSVP for our next panel, “Reclaiming Our Histories: Bringing Equity to Youth Education” brought in partnership with APANO. We will be gathering April 13th at the Q Center to hear from educators, students, and communities of color about the importance of teaching the history of all people in the classroom. RSVP here.

Jade Journal Update – the students were excited to be on Spring Break last week. While they were away, we were honored as a Southeast Uplift grant recipient at their awards party for the continuation of the Jade Journal. Thanks, Southeast Uplift!

This week at Harrison Park, students will be returning from spring break and pitching their stories. Our newsroom will be covering food related topics such as gardening, food security, misleading marketing, and more!
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Programs and Events Calendar:

April 7th, 5:30pm: Cameron’s “Quarter Quell” birthday celebration at Ecotrust.

April 9th, 1pm: KYC’s very first Portland 101 tour.

April 17th, 3pm: the Hidden History of Albina walking tour.

April 30th: a May Day inspired People’s History of Portland Tour.

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Final Reminder About Tomorrow’s Lecture and Panel

Here’s a final reminder for tomorrow’s talkback and panel with Streetopia author Erick Lyle at the IPRC.We will be joined by APANO, Living Stages, and City Repair to learn about local examples of how art has been leveraged as a response to gentrification.

RSVP for our next community forum—April 13th, KYC and APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) are hosting “Reclaiming Our Histories,” a forum which explores the perspectives of educators, communities of color, students, and advocates on the importance of telling the history of marginalized communities, and the  “Our Stories Matter” and “Missing Pages of Our History” campaigns that are fighting to support our diverse Oregon students. RSVP here.
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Jade Journal, Week #4 Update: the students took a field trip to local restaurant, Thai Fresh! The youth are excited to be on Spring Break and we’ll see them again next week.

 

Programs and Events Calendar:

March 24th, 6pm: Talkback with creative activist and Streetopia author, Erick Lyle at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

March 29th, 4:30pm: we have a People’s History of Portland tour, sponsored by local nonprofit, BridgeTown Inc.

April 7th, 5:30pm: Cameron’s “Quarter Quell” birthday celebration at Ecotrust.

April 9th, 1pm: KYC’s very first Portland 101 tour.

April 13th, 5:30-7:30pm: “Reclaiming Our Histories: bringing equity to youth education” community forum.

April 17th, 3pm: we’re offering an additional Hidden History of Albina walking tour.

April 30th: a May Day inspired People’s History of Portland Tour.

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