Amplify Black Neighbors: Support 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 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

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

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Watch Week 3

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Week 3 Featured Film: Local Color

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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.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Listen Week 3

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Week 3 Featured Musician: Alonzo Chadwick & Zoulful Muzic

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Partial Bio from Zoulful Muzic: Alonzo Chadwick & Zoulful Muzic is a group of incredibly talented & skilled musicians and singers who specialize in various genres of music. The likes of Soul, Funk, Jazz, R&B, Neo Soul, Blues, and gospel to name a few.

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Children’s Concert and March for Change

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Join our neighbors in Foster-Powell for a children’s Black Lives Matter event at Essex Park hosted by Green Tulip Preschool. Special performances by Habiba Addo, Olive and Dingo, and Jessa Campbell and the Saplings! Masks and social distancing protocols recommended. For more information see the graphic below or click here.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Read Week 3

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Week 3 Featured Author: Dr. Monique W. Morris

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Photo of Dr. Monique W. Morris from Speakerpedia.

Partial Bio from Dr. Morris’ website: Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice.  Dr. Morris is the author of Sing A Rhythm, Dance A Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls (The New Press, 2019), which explores a pedagogy to counter the criminalization of Black and Brown girls in schools. She is also the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016), Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2014),  Too Beautiful for Words (MWM Books, 2012) and worked with Kemba Smith on her book, Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story (IBJ Book Publishing, 2011).

(Click here to read the rest of her bio.)

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

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Image is the official book cover of Pushout by Monique W. Morris

Description from the Publisher: “Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school. Black girls represent 16 percent of female students but almost half of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories, PUSHOUT exposes a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. For four years Monique W. Morris, author of Black Stats, chronicled the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged-by teachers, administrators, and the justice system-and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Morris shows how, despite obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes, and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond”

Additional Resources: You can find videos and anti-bias resources on the PUSHOUT film YouTube Channel. Also recommended is Dr. Monique W. Morris’ Ted Talk from 2019: Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school — and how to change that. Visit her website for additional books, films, and resources.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Art Week 3

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Week 3 Featured Artist: Carrie Mae Weems

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Photo of Carrie Mae Weems from  The New York Times Style Magazine Greats, 2018

Partial Bio from Carrie Mae Weems’ website: Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.

Click here to read her full biography.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Support Week 2

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Week 2: Cartlandia‘s three Black-owned Food Carts – Catfish Lane, Manna, and Nacheaux

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