What to do this Saturday? We have some ideas!

Portland Playhouse presents a panel discussion:
King Hedley II is August Wilson’s majestic rendering of hope in desperate times. The play’s characters struggle to build community in a context of urban poverty during the Reagan era. Join area scholars from multiple disciplines to reflect on the complexities of this period, ask what the play says to us today, and discuss the literary force of this modern tragedy.

Join us for this FREE event to hear from:

  • Pancho Savery, Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College and a noted scholar on African-American literature
  • Karin Magaldi, King Hedley II Dramaturg and Chair, Department of Theatre and Film, Portland State University
  • Brett Burkhardt, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University, whose expertise centers on the US prison industry and labor market consequences of felony convictions, among other issues.
  • Moderated by Ruth Wikler-Luker, Portland Playhouse / Boom Arts


Or you can join the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhood’s Safety and Livability Team for some grounds-keeping at the King Facility building, next to King School! NECN’s  Safety and Livability Team (SALT) has decided to head outdoors to work on a little landscaping project, removing weeds and assessing the area for future plantings in front of our building.

Join SALT volunteers at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 15th to dig thistles and other invasive plants out of the ground.

If you plan to join us, please bring work gloves, hoes, rakes and shovels if you have them. Also, dress appropriately for wet, cold weather.

What: SALT December Work Party
When: Saturday, December 15, 10:30am – Coffee and snacks provided!
Where: NECN, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
What to Bring: Work gloves, weeding tools, weather-proof clothing

We will provide some tools from the tool library plus coffee and snacks!