Amplify Black Neighbors: Read Week 4

This post is part of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series happening throughout June 2020. For more information, click here.

Week 4 Featured Author: Jelani Memory

Image of Jelani Memory with his book “A Kids Book About Racism” from akidsbookabout.com

Bio from ABookAbout.com: Jelani Memory is an African American entrepreneur, thinker, and constant learner. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and six kids. He still wants to be an artist when he grows up.

A Kids Book About Racism

Photo of A Kids Book About Racism from akidsbookabout.com

Description from back of book: Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens. This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Art Week 4

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Week 3 Featured Artist: Habiba Addo

Description: Habiba Addo performs at Green Tulip Preschool’s Concert and March for Change. Photo by Chelsea Powers.

Bio from Habiba Addo’s Website: Habiba Addo is a native of Ghana, West Africa.  She holds a degree in Theater and a Certificate of Dance from Portland State University.  She has performed and taught in the United States and internationally for over fifteen years.  She teaches and performs dance, rhythm and stories from Ghana, Guinea, Gambia and Senegal.  She also shares the rich African cultures present today in Cuba and Brazil.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Support Week 3

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Week 3 Featured Business: No Mess Chef

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Image of their booth at a farmer’s market from No Mess Chef’s Facebook page

Description from No Mess Chef: We started this journey in 2017 with the vision of providing healthy nutritious meals made from quality local ingredients. We support local farmers pasture raising their animals and using sustainable agricultural practices. We utilize the availability and accessibility of fresh local produce. We believe using quality ingredients is essential to making a quality product. 

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Donate Week 3

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Week 3 Featured Organization: Don’t Shoot PDX

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Description from Don’t Shoot PDX: Our organizational work and activism, including direct community education workshops, support the outreach of our continued advocacy as first respondents and has helped community members contribute through direct engagement and legislative value. There are a vast amount of policy based assets influenced and being harnessed in our strategic building of relationships and networks used toward the shift in culture and systemic discrimination. Activists from the front line need to be encouraged to continue frank and honest conversations about our connection with Ferguson and race in American and its influence within politics.

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Mt. Hood Little League Fireworks Stand

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From Mt. Hood Little League: It’s that time again! Mt Hood Little League Fireworks Stand is open and ready to help you with your firework needs. New this year, you can do a curb side order and pick up if you would prefer to keep your distance. If you want to park and order at the stand, volunteers will be wearing masks and there will be spots marked to keep visitors 6 feet apart.

The pandemic has hit us hard and this will be our only fundraiser this season. We are hoping to raise enough money to make sure we can cover the bills until next spring and do a few repairs to the field and clubhouse.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Act Week 3

This post is part of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series happening throughout June 2020. For more information, click here.

Week 3 Featured Action: Events in Brentwood-Darlington and surrounding neighborhoods

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PPS Bond Renewal Virtual town Hall

A message from Portland Public Schools

From Portland Public Schools: The 2020 School Bond Renewal virtual town hall at 6PM this Thursday, June 25. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are holding the meeting online only, but it will feature breakout sessions and virtual rooms. To participate, please RSVP.  

If you would like to watch the town hall, it will be broadcast on the PPS live-stream site. You can also send direct feedback via email to schoolbond@pps.net.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Watch Week 3

This post is part of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series happening throughout June 2020. For more information, click here.

Week 3 Featured Film: Local Color

OPB Specials | Local Color | OPB
Image from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Description from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): This one-hour film chronicles the little known history of racism in Oregon and its movement for civil rights. Although this documentary reveals moments of highly disturbing racism in a state known for its diversity, it also reveals hopeful moments of inspiration and courage as Oregonians take a stand to bring important change to their State.

Click here to read more and watch the film for free.