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FoLT to Hold Open Meeting at Kennedy School

Friends of Last Thursday will convene a meeting of its various subcommittees and Steering Committee this Thursday, April 21st beginning at 6:00 pm. The Kennedy School Community Room will be the venue. Participation is open to all. FoLT is seeking volunteers to fill out its many open committee assignments.

The Albina Mural Project: Filling a Void in Portland’s Public Art and History

From McMenamin’s Kennedy School:

The Albina Mural Project: Filling a Void in Portland’s Public Art and History
Kennedy School Theater | Monday, January 31, 7 p.m. | Free | All ages welcome

In the late 1970s, a group of several artists of color created murals and sculptures that hung outside for five years in the historically African-American Albina neighborhood. They worked to depict the history of black culture, both within in and outside America, aiming to fill in the gaps left by silent history books. Mural scholar Robin Dunitz will explain the context in which the artists worked and the impact the project had on them and the community. We will also show a film on the Albina Mural Project created by Portland State University’s Center for Moving Images.

Robin J. Dunitz has been researching, photographing, and writing about murals for almost thirty years. The traveling exhibit “Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals” is based on a book of the same name, which she co-authored with James Prigoff and which was published by Pomegranate Communications in 2000. In 2005, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture hosted the exhibit. Her other books include Street Gallery: Guide to 1000 Los Angeles Murals and Painting the Towns: Murals of California, the latter also co-authored with James Prigoff. She holds a B.A. in people’s history from the University of California.

About History Pub Monday
Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you’ll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

The Kennedy School is at 5736 N.E. 33rd Avenue.

Home Energy IQ Workshop at Kennedy School

Pacific Power is sponsoring a Home Energy IQ Workshop on October 6th from 6:00–8:30 p.m. at the McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium, 5736 NE 33rd Ave. The event is free for all Pacific Power customers and includes dinner!

However, seating is limited and we are asking that everyone register ASAP to ensure we have enough catering and seating. You can register at www.pacificpower.net/energyiq .

Pacific Power is working with Energy Trust of Oregon to deliver this workshop that will educate homeowners about improving their home’s energy efficiency and lowering their electric bills. Attendees will learn how to:

• Identify your household energy use and how it changes over time.
• Take a whole-home approach to energy efficiency.
• Recognize the most cost-efficient energy improvements for your home.
• Save energy and improve your home’s comfort, health and safety.
• Reduce your environmental footprint.
• Save money with Energy Trust incentives.

Participants will receive a free Energy Saver Kit, including:

• Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) that use 75 percent less energy, last up to seven years – depending on your daily usage – and give off natural-looking light.
• High-performance faucet aerators and showerheads that reduce water heating costs by using up to 20 percent less water – compared to standard fixtures – without impacting water pressure.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact:

Kari Greer
Community Relations
Oregon Energy Efficiency
Pacific Power
825 NE Multnomah, Ste 2000
Portland, OR 97232

(503) 813-5642 office
(503) 816-9032 cell
(503) 813-7274 fax

N/NE Portland History Lectures

Portland Center Stage presents a lecture and a discussion about race, class, culture and progress in late 19th and early 20th century North Portland-Monday, September 28th & Tuesday, September 29th

from Portland Center Stage

What do shared stories tell us about who we are and what we believe? How might an exploration of those ideas help us discover how we connect to one another? Explore culture and community interconnectedness through conversation-driven programs that ask—what’s the big idea here?

History Pub: “The Other Portland: Ethnic Groups & Workers in
Portland’s North End during the 19th and 20th Centuries”
Monday, September 28, 7 pm
McMenamins’ Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Avenue)
Jacqueline Peterson Loomis, Ph.D. of the Old Town History Project shares her insight about multi-ethnic history in Portland’s North End during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Beer & History meet every last Monday at Kennedy School. Copresented by McMenamins, Oregon Historical Society & Holy Names Heritage Center, in conjunction with Ragtime. FREE

North Portland: from Ragtime to Our Time
Tuesday, September 29, 6 pm
North Portland Library (512 N Killingsworth St)
Lively program looking at race, class, culture and progress in North Portland during the era of Ragtime (1900-1917) and contemporary parallels and patterns—from the Portland Realty Board’s “red-lining” to the development of the Albina Community Plan—with Cathy Galbraith, Bosco-Milligan Architectural Heritage Foundation; Carl Talton, United Fund Advisors; Jo Ann Bowman of Oregon Action. Panel discussion moderated by Judith Mowry, Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Cosponsored with Coalition for a Livable Future. FREE

For information: 503-445-3700

Tim DuRoche
Community Programs Manager
Portland Center Stage