Amplify Black Neighbors: Support 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 Organization: Hip Hop Stands Up

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Description from Facebook: Hip-Hop Stands Up is a BIPOC-lead coalition of artists who formed out of the tear gas of the protests following the death of George Floyd.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Donate 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 Organization: The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Collage of Marsha P. Johnson by Kendrick Daye, original taken by Hank O’ Neal at NYC’s Pride march in 1977. Image from The Marsha P. Johnson Institute website.

Partial Bio from The Marsha P. Johnson Institute website: Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Marsha went by “Black Marsha” before settling on Marsha P. Johnson. The “P” stood for “Pay It No Mind,” which is what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender. It is the consideration of who “Black Marsha” was that inspired The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

Click here to read more about Martha P. Johnson and donate to the Institute.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Act Week 4

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Week 4 Featured Action: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

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Logo image from the Showing Up for Racial Justice website

Partial Description from SURJ: SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially-just society.

That work cannot be done in isolation from or disconnected from the powerful leadership of communities of color. It is one part of a multi-racial, cross-class movement centering the leadership of people of color.

Therefore, SURJ believes in resourcing organizing led by people of color, and maintaining strong accountability relationships with organizers and communities of color as central part of our theory of change.

Click here to read more about SURJ on their website.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Watch Week 4

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Week 4 Featured Film: Prideland

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Image from the film Prideland

Description from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): Follow queer actor Dyllón Burnside on a journey to discover how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with pride in the modern South. Rating: TV-PG

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

Amplify Black Neighbors: Listen Week 4

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Week 4 Featured Musician: Soul’d Out Productions

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Image of Soul’d Out Music Festival from the Soul’d Out Productions Facebook Page

Partial Description from Soul’d Out Productions: Soul’d Out Productions brings together all worlds of Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, African, Reggae, Latin, Electronic to celebrate the music that helps to bind our collective culture together under one banner in the top venues in Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

While we wait for venues to reopen, check their upcoming events and listen up to their sounds.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Read Week 4

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Week 4 Featured Author: Jelani Memory

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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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