Complete schedule at www.vanportmosaic.org
In these times of collective amnesia, remembering is an act of resistance. For the fourth year Vanport Mosaic invites you to explore the many silenced histories that surround us, in order to better understand our present, and write a new chapter where we all belong.
Join us for two weeks of MEMORY ACTIVISM to explore and confront our local past and recent history of “othering, ” and its tragic consequences. Through exhibits, documentary screenings, tours, performances, and dialogues we will celebrate the lessons of resilience and resistance as defined and told by historically oppressed communities.
This multi-disciplinary event was awarded the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award 2017, the Spirit of Portland Award by City Commissioner Nick Fish, and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Achievement Award.
- Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Through The Voices of Its Residents
- Transforming Hate: the legacy of Mulugeta Seraw
- Divided States: the 2017 MAX Train Attack
- Gambatte: An American Legacy
- Sold/Soul’d: the economics of our black body
- Vanport Day of Remembrance - Mayor’s Proclamation
- Rose Ceremony at Peninsula Park
- Vanport residents private reunion
- Confluence Story Gathering: indigenous voices
- Gathering Hope: live storytelling by survivors/resisters/upstanders
- Memory Activism Fair
- Narrated bus and walking tours of the former City of Vanport.
- Power to The People: Black Panther Party Legacy walking tour
- Portland History of Discrimination Fair Housing Council bus tour
- Vanport pop-up exhibit, photos, and artifacts
- Remembering the Native North Portland: artworks by Peggy Ball-Morrill
- War Memory and Vanport: artworks by Henk Pander
- Altar by Lynn Yarne
- Jefferson High School Legacy Project: an audio installation
- Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center - 5340 N Interstate Ave
- EXPO Center - 2060 N Marine Dr Exhibit Hall A
- Cerimon House - 5131 NE 23rd Ave
- North Portland Library - 512 N Killingsworth St
- Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods - 4815 NE 7th Ave
Vanport City, 1942, Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources.
Oregonship album #4, M-342, Vanport City
Map of Vanport by Maben Manly
The night shift arrives at the Oregon
Shipbuilding Corporation Shipyard in 1942.
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Vanport Daily Vacation Bible School, 1943
Launching Tuskegee Victory Ship, 1946
Aerial view of Vanport Floods in Portland, Oregon.
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Black troops from Fort Lewis work on flood control in Vanport, 1948. 021630
Vanport flood, 1948
Vanport Refugees, 1948, OrHi 90163
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