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      The Spirit of Vanport Lives On in Portland

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      May 27, 2019

      Monday  10:00 AM

      2060 North Marine Drive
      Portland, Oregon 97217

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      The Spirit of Vanport Lives On

      As part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival May 21-June 5 The Spirit of Vanport Lives On May 27, 10-4pm Expo Center, all events begin at Hall A As we explore our history of “othering” and Oregon’s racial legacy, we invite you to join us this Memorial Day at the site of the Assembly Center. Here, 4,000 Japanese Americans were interned before being sent to camps in 1942. Here, adjacent lands held thousands of American migrants working The Kaiser shipyards. Here, the Native Community gathers to this day celebrating their original connection to homeland. With a wide lens, we celebrate the resilience of “The Vanport Spirit” and its legacy with a full day of memory activism activities. TICKETS: The Spirit of Vanport $5 Pass gives you access to documentary screenings, exhibits and the Memory Activism Fair. To Join in the walking tour or one of the bus tours (limited spots available) a $2 additional fee will be charged when you make your advanced reservation. Schedule: 1*Schedule:*10:30 - 4pmEXHIBIT: Vanport: A Story Lived. A Story Told with Vanport Artifacts from the Terri Johnson collection10:45 - 1pm TOUR: Walking tour: Welcome Home to Vanport$7 Online RSVP including Spirit of Vanport Pass; $10 at the door 10:30-3.15pmTOUR: On-going narrated bus tours of Historic VanportVanport: The Miracle City Bus Tour$7 Online RSVP including Spirit of Vanport Pass; $10 at the door10:30-3:30pmTOUR: Self-Guided Walking tour of Historic Vanport11:30 -1:00pmSCREENING: Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Through The Voices of Its Residentswith Stories in Movement public sharing and celebration. Memories by Vanport Former Residents. Drumming by John Edmo. Poetry by Ken Yoshikawa, Velynn Brown, Aaron Spriggs, Donovan Smith. Interpretative painting by Alex Chiu. 2-3:30pmSCREENING: FREE: Oregon’s Japanese American: Beyond The Wire - FREE10:30 - 4pmMemory Activism Fair || Vanport Mosaic FestivalJoin us for this rich celebration of local individuals, grassroots groups, and cultural institutions committed to amplify community histories. Explore pop-up exhibits, listening stations, informational tabling by our friends and partners: Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Oregon Heritage, Portland Chinatown Museum, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education,, @Confluence Story Gathering, Canopy Stories, Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, Portland Jazz Ensemble Composers, St John History Museum, Hazel Hall/The Room Upstairs, Knott Street Boxing Club - and more!Don’t miss the pop-up exhibits:- Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years - Oregon Black Pioneers- Vanport. Story Lived. Story Told - Vanport MosaicandThrough Darcelle’s Eyes: VR Doc || Vanport Mosaic Festival This event is part of THE VANPORT MOSAIC FESTIVAL 2019, May 21-June 5: two weeks of memory activism opportunities to explore the many silenced histories that surround us through screenings, tours, performances, exhibits and dialogues. Full program at Contact

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