ONLINE: A Place Called Home: From Vanport to Albina

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Join us for a free virtual screening of oral history documentaries, part of the Vanport Mosaic living archive. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of short films and audio narratives traces the story of Portland’s African American community from the 1940s to 1970s. It is a story of struggle, perseverance, and resilience that continues today.

The screening will be followed by a dialogue facilitated by Bruce Poinsette, Co-Chair for Respond to Racism LO, a grassroots anti-racism organization in his hometown of Lake Oswego.

The Vanport Mosaic is a platform for memory activism. Their mission is to amplify, honor, present, and preserve the silenced histories that surround us in order to understand our present and create a future where we all belong.

The short documentaries presented as part of this program were made possible by Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Heritage Commission, and Oregon Historical Society.  This event is generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego and the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library.

This event is offered in conjunction with the Vanport Mosaic traveling exhibit, Vanport: A Story Lived. A Story Told. on display February 1-8 at the Lake Oswego Public Library.

Please register here to get the link for the Zoom presentation:


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