Daytime classes and registration are at PCC while evening events are at other locations and listed below.
Friday September 12th:
8:00 pm: Opening Night Art Show and Party at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy Street
JUST SEEDS/VISUAL RESISTANCE ARTIST Cooperative: Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements.
TARING PADI: Taring Padi, translated as Fangs of Rice, is self-described as an “independent non-profit cultural community based on the concept of peoples’ culture.” Squatting an abandoned art school campus, they arose in the midst of major social uprising and political reformation in Indonesia in 1998 when the corrupt dictator President Surharto was forced out of office.
Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca: ASARO is a collective of young artists who came together during the widespread popular movement in response to political turmoil in Oaxaca. They have dedicated themselves to making accessible popular art, plastering the walls of Oaxaca’s capital city with prints, posters, graffiti and stencils that reflect the demands and vision of the popular movement.
Saturday September 13th:
On Saturday night beginning at 6 PM the New Born Tribe African Community Center (3525 NE MLK Blvd.) will be co-hosting an African dinner along with a screening of various grassroots film projects. We will be showing the following short documentaries.
“Finding Common Ground in New Orleans” by Walidah Imarisha, a film that gives an on the ground look at the immediate after effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have had on New Orleans and the surrounding area.
“Moving In: A Non-Profit Feminist Bookstore and the Politics of Space” by Dawn Jones, examines how a non-profit feminist bookstore both contributes to and challenges racial tensions and gentrification in NE Portland.
“Air” is a short experimental documentary responding to anti-Asian racist remarks by two New Jersey DJs by highlighting the importance of alternative media through APA Compass, an Asian Pacific American radio collective in Portland.
“In Defense of Justice” documents the work of the Haitian grassroots human rights organization AUMOHD in their efforts to defend the poorest victims of political and economic injustice.”
Sunday September 14th:
Evening: Dinner and closing events at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy Street