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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
All events are FREE and Open to the Public
Exception: Taste of Soul and Market Place on February 22 is
CASH ONLY to vendors and first come first served
Check out the 2013 Black History Month Schedule online
OPENING:
Wednesday, February 6PCASC
City Council Issues Black History Month Proclamation
@ 9 AM – City Hall chambers
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Wednesday, February 13
CONCERT: Remembering Obo Addy: A Tribute Concert
@ Noon -1 p.m.- 2nd Floor Auditorium, Portland Building
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Friday, February 22
TASTE OF SOUL
CASH ONLY – First Come First Served
@ food is served from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM*
* While Supplies Last!
The Portland Building, 2nd Floor, Room C, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue
MENU:
(Meat) Catfish, BBQ Ribs, Chicken;
(Sides) Tossed green salad, collard greens, potato salad, or mac-n-cheese
PRICING:
3 meat, 3 sides: $15.00
2 meat, 2 sides: $12.00
1 meat, 2 sides: $8.00
3 sides only: $6.50
All meals are served with a dinner roll and dessert.
Desserts will also be available to purchase separately.
Contact Elonda Bristol @ 503-823-4368 or Tiffani Penson @ 503-823-7785
to pre-order. Pay by Wednesday, February 13th and receive a discount.
and
MARKET PLACE
11 AM TO 2 PM
2ND Floor near Auditorium
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Tuesday, February 26 community event
COMMUNITY ART SHOW: “Creating Community Artfully”
@ 5:30-8 p.m. – Emmanuel Church Community Room, 1033 N. Sumner
Showcase of artists & poets celebrating African American culture; building bridges between community and
City Hall; and honoring the late Obo Addy.
Contact: S. Renee Mitchell @ ReneeMitchellSpeaks@yahoo.com
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES
FILM: “Hughes’ Dream Harlem”
Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance and is often referred to
as Harlem’s poet laureate. This film shows how Hughes successfully fused jazz, blues and common speech to
celebrate the beauty of Black life.
 Tuesday, February 5 @ Noon
The Water Pollution Control Lab (WPCL), Smith Lake Conference Room, 6543 N. Burlington Ave., St. Johns
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FILM: “Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property”
Nat Turner’s slave rebellion is a watershed event in America’s long and troubled history of slavery and racial
conflict. This film explores the multiple ways in which that moment has been remembered and interpreted
since 1831 by historians, novelists, dramatists, and artists.
 Thursday, February 7 @ 11 AM
Columbia Blvd. Wastewater Treatment Plant (CBWTP), Hood Rooms, 5001 N. Columbia Blvd. (Parking
Limited)
 Monday, February 11 @ Noon
The Portland Building, 10th Floor, Pine Rooms, 1120 SW Fifth Ave.
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FILM: "Unchained Memories: Readings From The Slave Narratives"
In the midst of the Great Depression, the federal Writer's Project hired journalists and writers to travel the
country and record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Whoopi
Goldberg narrates this documentary of a collection of dramatic readings by Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett,
Ossie Davis, Samuel L. Jackson and others.
 Tuesday, February 12 @ Noon
The Portland Building, 10th Floor, Pine Rooms, 1120 SW Fifth Ave.
 Thursday, February 14 @ 11 AM
Columbia Blvd. Wastewater Treatment Plant (CBWTP), Hood Rooms, 5001 N. Columbia Blvd. (Parking
Limited)
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FILM: “Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter”
This historical documentary takes a look at the often unheard stories of the Pullman Porters: the African
American men who acted as high-class servants to the rich passengers of luxury trains at a time when they
represented the most elite form of travel. The Pullman Porters became trailblazers in the struggle for dignity
and self-sufficiency, patriarchs of black labor unions and the Civil Rights Movement, and produced
generations of influential African Americans.
 Thursday, February 14 @ Noon
The Water Pollution Control Lab (WPCL), Smith Lake Conference Room, 6543 N. Burlington Ave., St. Johns
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FILM: “Richard Wright: Black Boy” Part 1
This film focuses on the life, work and legacy of Mississippi-born writer, Richard Wright, who overcame a
childhood of poverty and oppression to become one of America’s most influential writers. His major works,
“Native Son” and “Black Boy,” were runaway bestsellers, remain staples of high school and college classes
and are explored in this biography.
 Tuesday, February 19 @ Noon
The Portland Building, 10th Floor, Pine Rooms, 1120 SW Fifth Ave.
 Thursday, February 21 @ 11 AM
Columbia Blvd. Wastewater Treatment Plant (CBWTP), Hood Rooms, 5001 N. Columbia Blvd. (Parking
Limited)
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FILM: “Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues”
This film shows how the blues were born out of the economic and social transformation of African American
life early in this century. It recaptures the lives and times of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Alberta
Hunter, Ethel Waters and the other legendary women who made the blues a vital part of American culture.
The film brings together for the first time dozens of rare, classic renditions of the early blues.
 Wednesday, February 20 @ Noon
The Water Pollution Control Lab (WPCL), Smith-Bybee Rooms, 6543 N Burlington Ave., St. Johns
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FILM: “Richard Wright: Black Boy” Part 2
This film focuses on the life, work and legacy of Mississippi-born writer, Richard Wright, who overcame a
childhood of poverty and oppression to become one of America’s most influential writers. His major works,
“Native Son” and “Black Boy,” were runaway bestsellers, remain staples of high school and college classes
and are explored in this biography.
 Wednesday, February 20 @ Noon
The Portland Building, 10th Floor, Pine Rooms, 1120 SW Fifth Ave.
 Thursday, February 28 @ 11 AM
Columbia Blvd. Wastewater Treatment Plant (CBWTP), Hood Rooms, 5001 N. Columbia Blvd. (Parking
Limited)
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FILM: “The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975”, Part 1
During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60 s and 70 s, Swedish Television journalists
documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted
unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, the SNCC's Stokely Carmichael, and Black
Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-
before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available, highlighting the key figures
and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different than the narrative of the American media
at the time.
 Monday, February 25 @ Noon
The Portland Building, 10th Floor, Pine Rooms, 1120 SW Fifth Ave.
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FILM: “The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975”, Part 2
During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60 s and 70 s, Swedish Television journalists
documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted
unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, the SNCC's Stokely Carmichael, and Black
Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-
before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available, highlighting the key figures
and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different than the narrative of the American media
at the time.
 Tuesday, February 26 @ Noon
The Portland Building, 10th Floor, Pine Rooms, 1120 SW Fifth Ave.
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FILM: “Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask”
A complex, perceptive meditation on the life and legacy of Frantz Fanon, an Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and
political activist whose writings have become essential texts for liberation movements everywhere.
 Wednesday, February 27 @ Noon
The Water Pollution Control Lab (WPCL), Smith-Bybee Rooms, 6543 N Burlington Ave., St. Johns
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Please check out the great events happening in the community as well:
Saturday, February 9 community event
Portland's 7th Annual Youth Summit
Registration opens @ 11 a.m. - 3rd floor of Portland State University's Smith Hall
This year's theme: “Be Healthy or Die Trying,” parent/adult and youth workshops on topics involving mind,
body and soul. The Youth Summit offers parents/adult and youth workshops. At the end of the workshops
will be a pizza feed and networking.
Contact: Imani Muhammad, imuhammad503@yahoo.com or www.PortlandYouthSummit.org
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Sunday, February 10 community event
PANEL DISCUSSION for ALL ABOARD: Railroading & Portland's Black
Community
@ 3:30-5:30 p.m., June Key Delta Community House, 5940 N. Albina
This new Oregon Black Pioneers exhibit and accompanying programs will focus on the work and lives of
African American railroad workers in Portland in the 1800s to 1940s and the community that grew up
around Union Station during that period. Content will include the evolution of work for blacks on the
railroads and in black-owned businesses in Old Town, the context of this time period in Oregon’s racial
history, the stories of the railroad workers and porters, and how their lives and communities were shaped by
their work. Additional panels are scheduled on Jan. 27 and March 10. The main art exhibit is at the Oregon
Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave.
Contact: Michael “Chappie” Grice, 415-722-4348
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Wednesday, February 13 community event
Honoring Our Local Freedom Fighters
@ 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave.
Roosevelt High School students interviewed numerous Portland residents who have continued to fight for
Civil Rights. The Freedom Fighters exhibit will travel around the community along with a national exhibit of
writer and statesman Frederick Douglass.
Contact: Kate McPherson at rhswritingcenter@gmail.com
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Tuesday, February 19
Our Voices United: Legislative Action Day community event
@ 9 am-3 pm, Oregon State Capitol Building, Hearing Room 50, 900 Court St. NE,
Salem.
The Urban League of Portland is organizing a mobilization of African American constituents from around
the state - including high school students, community members, organizations and seniors - to discuss with
legislators our community's legislative priorities and concerns of the African American community. The
Urban League is seeking a proclamation from the Governor to recognize the occasion and Black History
Month. The Legislative Action Day aims to ensure decisions are made that promote access for African
Americans to family wage jobs, greater educational achievement, health and wellness, stable homes and
income, and culturally proficient services. It is an opportunity to have a visible presence and empower our
community.
Contact: Ty Schwoeffermann 503-280-2600 ext 634; urbanleaguepdx@gmail.com
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Saturday, Feb. 23 community event
HAIRitage JUBILEE: A R/Evolution of our African Roots
11am - 10 p.m. - Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
A community and family celebration of hair, culture, fashion & education, featuring hair battles, adult and
children fashion shows, spoken word, a panel of local experts to answer questions about hair care, and a
special children's workshop and book signing by S. Renee Mitchell, author of “The Awakening of Sharyn:
A Shy & Brown SUPER GYRL.”
Contact: Kisha Kelsey @ 503-268-2064 or sahrahstylz@gmail.com

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BREAKING NEWS AT THE ALLIANCE:

SYSTEM GRAVELY BROKEN:
RESPONSES TO CHASSE DISCIPLINE REVERSAL

The two officers who had been disciplined in
the brutal beating
death of James Chasse, Jr. were ordered to have their records expunged and back payments made for the 80 hours each was suspended.


As long as we continue to have little police accountability in Portland,
avoidable killings of innocent people will continue.
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A poet, writer, and former board member of the Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education, Max Linden Levy, passed away in the fall of 2012.  
Max meant a lot to us here at the Alliance.  He was a wonderful man whose poetry and writing will endure.
Here is a small sample of his poetry.  


For all we can know

The Universe begins and ends

in each of us,

in the reach of our own hands.

                              ~From Time on Our Hands, by Max Linden Levy
                                            
                                                Readings

                           A Tasty Fruit - voice presentation poetry
                       The Birth of Light -- voice presentation fiction
                                  Driver -- voice presentation poetry
                           Charlie's Dad-- voice presentation fiction

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