UPDATE ON MAY 27 CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLIC FORUM “SQUEEZED OUT”. This event has generated significant public interest. The doors open at 6:30 and the event begins at 7:15. In order to more efficiently manage seating, we will accept up to 80 pre-registrations. All other people will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you pre-register @ http://goo.gl/forms/CLl1dMNgBK and arrive no later than 7pm, you will be guaranteed admission. For more information visit our FB Event Page on.fb.me/1AXLNny. Use #sqzdout to participate in the conversation via social media. For those who cannot attend, a video of the event will be posted afterwards for public viewing on the Oregon State Bar’s website.
The Civil Rights Section of the Oregon State Bar will host a free public forum showing two poignant short films about the paradox of development in N/NE Portland, following by a panel discussion. New and old residents of N/NE Portland will learn about the history of their neighborhood and the different meanings of the term “gentrification.”
The short films are:
“Future: Portland”: Black community leaders talking about making a home in Portland.
“What Happened”: Highlights black and white Portlanders’ different experiences of economic development in NE Portland.
The films will be followed by a panel discussion with Llondyn Elliott, one of the student film makers; Karl Dinkelspiel, a representative from the City of Portland Housing Bureau; and Rukaiyah Adams from Future: Portland.
ASL interpreter provided.