Last Chance to Experience our Summer Tours Programs

tourstours.jpgWe’re proud to announce that we’ve had a successful summer of programming, bringing together hundreds of Portlanders and visitors to learn more about our region, its history, and its culture. We still have two more tours available as part of our summer schedule, PDX 101 on September 23rd and the Hidden History of Albina on September 24th. Know Your City public tours will be on hiatus for the month of October (but we’ll have other programs for you to enjoy!). You can still schedule private group tours by emailing ask@knowyourcity.org and we’ll be announcing our Fall/Winter public tours schedule near the beginning of November.

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Last Friday, Know Your City launched our 14 week curriculum at Boise-Eliot Humboldt School, working with over thirty youth of color to produce a community newspaper as part of Youth Print PDX. This program, made possible by Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, is an exciting opportunity to give youth in North and Northeast Portland a stronger civic voice about what’s happening in their communities.

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Help us support the work of creatives of color! Know Your City and local business With Love from PDX is partnering to bring you the Portland Urban Market on October 13th. Portland Urban Market is an all ages and FREE event with dozens of vendors showcasing food, culture, music, retail, drinks, and art from creatives and makers of color in Oregon.  RSVP and share with your friends!

 

 

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Know Your City is seeking volunteers! Fill out this information form if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
September 23rd: 10:00am – 12:00pm: PDX 101
September 24th, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Hidden History of Albina
October 13th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Portland Urban Market
October 20th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Untold Stories Annual Gala

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We’re Heading into an Exciting Fall Season!

Fall in Portland is full of opportunities. Check out some ways to get engaged in our programs.

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Join us this Saturday for our FINAL Food Rights by Bike before we officially enter into the Fall rainy season. RSVP here.

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And help us support the work of creatives of color! Know Your City and local business With Love from PDX is partnering to bring you the Portland Urban Market on October 13th. Portland Urban Market is an all ages and FREE event with dozens of vendors showcasing food, culture, music, retail, drinks, and art from creatives and makers of color in Oregon.  RSVP and share with your friends!

 

 

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Reminder, we’ve got our first annual gala coming on October 10th! Join us as we celebrate 7 years of building community at our very first fundraising gala on Thursday, October 20th at Ecotrust. Get your tickets here!

 

Know Your City is seeking volunteers! Fill out this information form if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.

Be engaged! Programs and Events Calendar:
September 16th: 10:00am – 12:00pm: Pride Forever
September 17th, 11:00 – 2:00pm: Food Rights by Bike
September 18th, 10:00am – 12:00pm: A People’s History of Portland Tour
September 23rd: 10:00am – 12:00pm: PDX 101
September 24th, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Hidden History of Albina
October 13th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Portland Urban Market
October 20th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Untold Stories Annual Gala

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Make a Difference, Know Your City is seeking volunteers!

many many volunteers (1).jpgThis year, Know Your City has brought together more than 3,000 Portlanders and visitors to celebrate our shared history and culture, through programs like  the Jade Journal, the Hidden History of Albina, and our fall/winter forum series.

And you can be part of that success! Fill out this information form if you are interested in joining our volunteer team. More details about our open volunteer positions are provided below.

Youth Print PDX Mentors: This is the perfect opportunity to work with youth! Youth Print PDX (YPP) is a 14 week curriculum provided in schools, like the Jade Journal and Unique Ink, that combines literary and graphic arts, storytelling, photography, and civic immersion to provide cultural enrichment to at-risk students in Multnomah County. Each week, YPP mentors visit the classroom for a two hour session each week, working with classroom teachers to mentor students in how to produce a widely distributed publication. Learn more about our Youth Print PDX program here.

Programs Committee: The Programs Committee helps shape Know Your City’s four program areas: lectures, tours, publications and youth programs. Volunteers help to advise and evaluate the organization on existing and current programs, publications, and other services. This is the perfect place to propose and discuss new programs, publications, and services opportunities that align with the mission of our work.

Education Committee: The Education Committee helps to steer our work around research, programming, and advocacy to help make sure that Oregon youth are provided with educational curriculum that is inclusive of all people and identities in Oregon.

Board of Directors: We are seeking to expand our board to reflect the diverse perspectives of all Portlanders. We are a small, ragtag team that balances nonprofit governance with good food and fun.Check out our ad on Mac’s List.

Tabling: Know Your City tables at over 20 events a year! Join us at community favorites like Crafty Wonderland, Portland Night Market, and Linework NW.

Know Your City needs your help in order to bring vital civic and arts programming to this community. Emailask@knowyourcity.org if you have any questions or can sign up to volunteer.

The deadline writer/illustrator submission for Oregon History Comics deadline TODAY — 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:

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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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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