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Chinmaya Mission Seattle
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Hari OM, on the occasion of Mothers Day let us celebrate Devi Shakti!

The Divine is ever present in and through everything. Yet the Lord in the form of our mothers as Devi, is closest to us to our hearts. The Mother Divine through our mother, grandmothers, aunts and sisters, has and continues to care for us, feed, soothe, heal, protect, rock us to sleep, teach us, inspire us and guide us. How blessed are we.
Let us invoke the divine and worship the feet of our Janani (mother), the wonderful being that birthed us with gratitude and seek Her blessings.

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Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)
Seattle, WA

Please choose this option to attend and participate without a discussion of your own pitching materials.
  • Choose this option if you’d like to have Mia provide personalized feedback on your pitch materials. You must submit your materials by April 25.

Folio and the Northwest Literary Translators present

Pitching Translations to Publishers

We literary translators often find ourselves acting as literary agents for the authors we translate. What’s the best way to approach a publisher with a work you’ve translated? Join Northwest Literary Translator Mia Spangenberg at this workshop on creating pitches for publishers.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits all pitch. In this workshop, Mia will share her tips and advice for tailoring your pitches to individual publishers and discuss ways to gain access to editors and publishers. The bulk of the workshop will be devoted to workshopping pitches drafted by local translators – so bring your pitches for books you would love to share with the world! Don’t have a pitch? That’s fine – please register to come and watch, ask questions, and offer advice.

If you want to share pitching materials and have them evaluated, please register for the “Please evaluate my pitch” option, and upload your materials as soon as possible using the link you’ll receive in your confirmation email. To ensure Mia has time to evaluate your materials before the event, please upload them by April 25. This opportunity is available to the first 12 people to register for it.

If you won’t be sharing a pitch, please register using the “No pitch this time” option.

Mia Spangenberg translates fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature from Finnish and German into English. Her work has been published in Finland and the UK, and in journals such as LitHub and Asymptote. Her translation of Pirkko Saisio’s autofictive novel The Red Book of Farewells and of Marika Maijala’s picture book Rosie’s Journey, both of which she pitched, are due to be published in 2023. She holds a Ph.D. in Scandinavian studies from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she resides with her family. You can find her on her website: https://www.miaspangenberg.com/

This event will be held in person at Folio. Please bring refreshments to share.

For more information, join our Facebook group.

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Welcome to our 2022 Gathering Grounds Series! This year we are continuing our sessions on tribal public health capacity and opioid use disorder prevention and treatment efforts.

Join to learn about other tribal community efforts, share your own stories, and connect with folks across the country and beyond.

This event will be held on zoom.

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As the threats of climate change become more urgent than ever, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure about what to do. The problems — and their solutions — seem unwieldy and complicated. But what if we embrace the complexity of the climate crisis and create solutions that are just as intertwined as the issues? That’s where intersectional environmentalism comes in.

Leah Thomas, a prominent voice in the field and the activist who coined the term “Intersectional Environmentalism,” offers us a call to action in her new book. The Intersectional Environmentalist serves as a guide to instigating change for all and a pledge to work toward personal empowerment and the healing of the planet. Thomas examines the inextricable link between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and argues that we cannot save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people –– especially those most often unheard. She shows how not only are Black, Indigenous, and people of color unequally and unfairly impacted by environmental injustices, but she argues that the fight for the planet goes hand in hand with the fight for civil rights — one cannot exist without the other. Solving these issues becomes clearer when we recognize these intersectionalities.

Thomas writes that her goal “is to raise awareness of unsung heroes, look beneath the surface, and reflect on missteps in social and environmental movements so that future movements can improve. With complete knowledge of our past, we have a better shot at improving the outcomes of our future.”

The effects of climate change are intensifying, but so are the voices of those who are creating meaningful solutions. Intersectional environmental activists like Thomas acknowledge where we came from and how to move forward, helping us push past the overwhelm and into meaningful, inclusive, and sustainable change.

Leah Thomas is an intersectional environmental activist and eco-communicator based in Southern California. She’s passionate about advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism and was the first to define the term “Intersectional Environmentalism.” She is the founder of @greengirlleah and The Intersectional Environmentalist Platform. Her articles on this topic have appeared in VogueElleThe Good Trade, and Youth to the People and she has been featured in Harper’s BazaarW MagazineDomino, GOOP, Fashionista, BuzzFeed, and numerous podcasts. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Chapman University and worked for the National Park Service and Patagonia headquarters before pursuing activism full time. She lives in Carpinteria, California.

Hannah Wilson (they/them) is currently a Farm Manager at Yes Farm with the Black Farmers Collective and co-chair of the Environmental Justice Committee for the City of Seattle. In 2019, they graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Management and a minor in Geography. As a queer, disabled, deaf, and Black non-binary person, their intersectional identity informs the way they walk through the world and the work they do. They have committed their life’s work centered around food sovereignty and Black liberation, continuing to organize around community building, growing food, healing, and our relationships to the land and each other.

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Humaira Abid gathers the ordinary objects from everyday life and transforms them into something extraordinary. Her turned and carved wood sculptures and paintings — known for their exquisite detail — depict human relationships, societal repression, and the consequences of keeping basic truths from being discussed and shared. The beauty and seductive virtuosity of her work offset her political, ironic, provocative, and even scandalous objects and installations.

While much of her art’s subject matter is emotionally intense, Abid hopes to create conversation through it. She says, “I like to start conversations. I like people when they open up and share their stories because I believe when you share your story it encourages another person to share their story.” (Real Change, 2017)

Together with Gage Academy of Art cofounder Gary Faigin, Abid joins us at Town Hall to discuss the stories and processes behind her work.

Humaira Abid was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She immigrated to the United States in 2008 and now lives and works in Seattle, WA. Abid received her BFA in sculpture and miniature painting from the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2000. Her works have been exhibited in museums and galleries and documented in publications around the world and reviewed by local, national, and international news media. Abid is the recipient of numerous honors, most recently the 2019 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award.

Her work has been published in books and other print media and she has been the recipient of prestigious awards and grants. She has lectured widely and participated in residencies and symposia around the world. Two documentary features focused on Abid and her work, produced by the KCTS9 branch of PBS and Seattle Channel, were both nominated for Northwest Emmy Awards. She is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle.

Painter, critic, and author Gary Faigin is cofounder and Artistic Director of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, as well as the school’s Still Life Atelier instructor. Faigin also serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he teaches facial expressions to graduate animation students and works on a research team studying the human perception of stylized facial expressions. He has taught in art schools across the country including the National Academy of Design and the Parsons School of Design. In 2001, Faigin published his first book, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression, which has since been translated into seven languages and reprinted sixteen times.

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
virtual

It’s Time to Take Action This Spring

Across the world, people have been forced to abandon their homes, driven out due to violent threats to their lives, or because of natural disasters and climate change. And making matters worse, our immigration system remains unjust, upholds white supremacy and is very difficult for people to navigate. Given this injustice, we must unite in our shared commitment to supporting these community members.

At this moment, we must step up and take action as we battle immigration policies that are intentionally inhumane, and continue to help clients who are facing our unjust immigration system. All spring long, we’re going to discuss how you can be an agitator, advocate, and ally in this movement, and we hope you’ll join us as we come together to build bridges for a brighter future.

Learn With Us

This spring, learn from agitators, advocates, and allies on the front lines of the immigrant rights movement. Join one of our upcoming free webinars that will feature our staff engaging in conversation with several community partners about issues affecting our new Afghan neighbors, as well as community organizing in the age of COVID.

Afghan community members are here, but the clock is ticking on their ability to stay safely in the United States. Learn how The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington (CAIR-WA)Muslim Association of Puget Sound – American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN), and NWIRP are responding to these issues impacting the Afghan community.

Featuring speakers Aneelah Afzali (MAPS-AMEN), Amanda Azad (CAIR-WA) and Sapida Barmaki (NWIRP Afghan Community Project). Facilitated by NWIRP Deputy Director Malou Chavez

 

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Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
Seattle , WA

How have Seattle area land and waters been shaped by humans? Often telling this history relies on documentation from European and American settlers, minimizing and mythologizing the contributions of indigenous peoples. Building on research for her book The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish, author BJ Cummings uses new primary sources to shed light on seven generations of Native family histories long obscured by colonial narratives.

MOHAI’s annual “Denny Lecture” presents the very best in regional historical scholarship. Join us at MOHAI as we return to an in person “Denny Lecture.”

ASL Interpretation and CART captioning is available during the program through generous support of the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For additional accessibility support, please contact programs@mohai.org.

Location: MOHAI Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

Cost: Free with $15 Suggested Ticket Price

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Superfine Art Fair
Seattle, WA

Thursday, May 12 | 5-11pm (preview)
Friday, May 13 | 11am-9pm
Saturday, May 14 | 11am-9pm
Sunday, May 15 | 11am-9pm

General Access → 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.
Private Access →
3-hr slot Thur. + any 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.

Please arrive 5 minutes early for your scheduled entry time to ensure seamless entry and make the most of your visit.

60+ artists from Seattle/around the world
600+ artworks from $50-$3,000
25%
of ticket sales go to the It Gets Better Project to support LGBTQ+ youth

Superfine isn’t a traditional art fair. Founded on the principles of inclusivity and bringing art to communities often unwelcome or marginalized in the art world, the fairs are themed to be inclusive and fun for everyone

3-hour time slot during Thursday 5/12 evening preview (2 slots available → 5-8pm or 8pm-11pm)

⏱ Plus any 2-hour time slot Friday-Sunday, 5/13 – 5/15

🥂 Founder meet-and-greet intro toast w/ James Miille and Alex Mitow (founders and curators of Superfine)

🖼 First choice of available art (at Superfine the art sells out!)

🎁 Complimentary art gift and exclusive benefits with our food, beverage, and cultural partners

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Superfine Art Fair
Seattle, WA

Thursday, May 12 | 5-11pm (preview)
Friday, May 13 | 11am-9pm
Saturday, May 14 | 11am-9pm
Sunday, May 15 | 11am-9pm

General Access → 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.
Private Access →
3-hr slot Thur. + any 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.

Please arrive 5 minutes early for your scheduled entry time to ensure seamless entry and make the most of your visit.

60+ artists from Seattle/around the world
600+ artworks from $50-$3,000
25%
of ticket sales go to the It Gets Better Project to support LGBTQ+ youth

Superfine isn’t a traditional art fair. Founded on the principles of inclusivity and bringing art to communities often unwelcome or marginalized in the art world, the fairs are themed to be inclusive and fun for everyone

3-hour time slot during Thursday 5/12 evening preview (2 slots available → 5-8pm or 8pm-11pm)

⏱ Plus any 2-hour time slot Friday-Sunday, 5/13 – 5/15

🥂 Founder meet-and-greet intro toast w/ James Miille and Alex Mitow (founders and curators of Superfine)

🖼 First choice of available art (at Superfine the art sells out!)

🎁 Complimentary art gift and exclusive benefits with our food, beverage, and cultural partners

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Bellevue, WA

Let’s celebrate French-American business connections

and a festive tasting that features premium French and American wines!

Enjoy excellent wines and delicious gourmet food from the Pacific Northwest and France, with a live performance of a French band and a silent auction!
The Wine Festival will be on Friday, May 13 at Tam’O Shanter country club
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Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)
virtual

What is it about? 

This workshop will help interpreters improve their individual performances by practicing sight translation. The workshop is geared towards interpreters working in community settings (healthcare, social services, and education). Several exercises will be offered, and an opportunity given to work with language partners.
The workshop will begin with a review of what sight translation is and what steps should be taken to perform sight translation. A discussion will take place of what documents should and should not be sight translated, based on the ethical guidelines provided by NCIHC and ATA. Participants will then learn a decision making model based on ethical principles. There will be several interactive exercises for practicing sight translation, including practicing with language partners and in small groups. Interpreters will learn how to continue improving their skills independently. Links to online practice material will be shared. 

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Make informed decisions on whether or not to accept a sight translation during interpreting encounter
  • Apply effective models to professionally decline requests that are out of role or out of competence of interpreter
  • Apply strategies to sight translate accurately and fluently

What is a Webshop? A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

When? May 14th, 2022, 9am to 11am, PST

Where? Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don’t receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

Cost? $45 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on May 9th). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

 Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 Washington State DSHS  2 general  Approved (Approval number: 658)
 Washington State AOC  2  Pending 
 ATA  2  Approved
 CCHI  2  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI  0.2 (Education Registry ID 22-1038)  Approved

 

Who is teaching?Svetlana Ruth is a Russian Interpreter, Certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). She is working in Portland, Oregon. A linguist by profession with 25 years of interpreting experience in different fields, she is passionate about advocating and promoting career development for interpreters, and she has offered numerous workshops, seminars, and webinars. Svetlana is a Licensed Interpreters’ Trainer and the owner of Svetlana’s Training, LLC since 2017. She received an Interpreter of the Year Award from the Oregon Health Care Interpreting Association, (OHCIA) at their annual conference in 2017. She is an active member of ATA, OSTI, and NOTIS. You can contact her at sruth@svetlanatraining.com.

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after May 9th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 9th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

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African Community Housing and Development
Seattle, WA

2022 Season Starts MAY 14th!
See you there!

2nd & 4th Saturdays
May through October
10am – 2pm

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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Seattle , WA

Free Family Event, Everyone Welcome!

At the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle, WA 98144

Kodomo no Hi will be held in person this year, for the first time since 2019! Kodomo no Hi, or “Children’s Day Festival” is a fun and exciting introduction to the rich world of children’s culture in Japan. Hosted by the JCCCW, this free annual event connects children and families in the community in a shared multicultural experience. Explore Japanese and Japanese American culture, art, history, music and more at this community celebration for children’s health and wellness!

This time, our event is themed around a Japanese idea called “Mottainai” — an initiative to reduce waste and save resources. We’ll be offering interactive activities, as well as live performances and demonstrations for you to enjoy!

Please check back for the event details and safety guidelines upon your visit.

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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF)
Seattle, WA
Save the date! Our Foster Care Program is hosting its 4th annual mini powwow, open to the public. This event is part of Foster Care Awareness Month (May), and we will be showing our gratitude to foster care families caring for Native foster youth. Our mini pow wow is a traditional/exhibition pow wow.
Note: This Pow Wow should not be confused for the big Seafair Pow Wow in July, but more of an introductory Pow Wow for those who are learning and those in the community that want to support and mentor them.

This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.

All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.

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All the way back to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Black women created music that changed the world. Seattle Women’s Chorus honors Rosetta and sings their way through successive generations of uncharted, unparalleled musical territory. Concerts are held at 2pm and 7pm.

About Seattle Women’s Chorus
Since its debut in 2002, Seattle Women’s Chorus has grown to be one of the largest and most successful SSAA choruses in North America. SWC provides a dynamic and powerful voice for LGBTQ and women’s social justice in greater Seattle and throughout the GALA Choruses network worldwide. Creatively themed programs encompass the full range of classical and popular music. The Chorus has toured the west and led community engagement projects for Women International, Lambert House, CADA, and many other organizations.

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Spirit of Africa
Seattle, WA
The Spirit of Africa Festival is an annual event that takes place at the Seattle Center in May. Experience the joyful and colorful spirit of Africa!
This festival, produced by local Senegalese griot musician, Thione Diop, showcases the sizzling talents of West African musicians, dancers, artists in the Seattle area and from around the country bringing the community together to celebrate the rich culture plus heritage of the West African people.
Experience the joyful and colorful Spirit of West Africa through the rhythms, melodies, dance of our traditional performers, lively marketplace, gallery of ancient artifacts, films by African directors, African textile display, children’s Ashanti print making and a fashion show where the beauty of Africans and their creative clothing is accompanied by the ancient rhythms of the drum. Feel and see the connection with the irrepressible spirit of the motherland as it is expressed in Africans everywhere.
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Superfine Art Fair
Seattle, WA

Thursday, May 12 | 5-11pm (preview)
Friday, May 13 | 11am-9pm
Saturday, May 14 | 11am-9pm
Sunday, May 15 | 11am-9pm

General Access → 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.
Private Access →
3-hr slot Thur. + any 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.

Please arrive 5 minutes early for your scheduled entry time to ensure seamless entry and make the most of your visit.

60+ artists from Seattle/around the world
600+ artworks from $50-$3,000
25%
of ticket sales go to the It Gets Better Project to support LGBTQ+ youth

Superfine isn’t a traditional art fair. Founded on the principles of inclusivity and bringing art to communities often unwelcome or marginalized in the art world, the fairs are themed to be inclusive and fun for everyone

3-hour time slot during Thursday 5/12 evening preview (2 slots available → 5-8pm or 8pm-11pm)

⏱ Plus any 2-hour time slot Friday-Sunday, 5/13 – 5/15

🥂 Founder meet-and-greet intro toast w/ James Miille and Alex Mitow (founders and curators of Superfine)

🖼 First choice of available art (at Superfine the art sells out!)

🎁 Complimentary art gift and exclusive benefits with our food, beverage, and cultural partners

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Chinmaya Mission Seattle
Virtual

Chinmaya Mission Seattle website has been updated with the Gita Chanting text (English and Sanskrit version) and audio files by Swami Shantananda Ji. Its highly recommended to practice using Swamiji’s audio files. https://www.chinmayaseattle.org/bhagavad-geeta-chanting-2020-21/

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rajita ji – rajitha@rocketmail.com, 919-518-4920

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

A celebration of Oaxacan music, dance, and culture. ¡VIVA OAXACA!  is our first performance in nearly three years and we are honored to have you join us. We are dedicated to promoting the rich cultural traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico in Seattle, and to passing on the music, dance, language, and values to young people of Oaxacan descent while sharing these with a broader community. Come share with us the beauty of our immigrant culture.

Performers are members of Banda Gozona quartet and 30 or so dancers of all-ages from Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueño.

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Superfine Art Fair
Seattle, WA

Thursday, May 12 | 5-11pm (preview)
Friday, May 13 | 11am-9pm
Saturday, May 14 | 11am-9pm
Sunday, May 15 | 11am-9pm

General Access → 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.
Private Access →
3-hr slot Thur. + any 2-hr slot Fri.-Sun.

Please arrive 5 minutes early for your scheduled entry time to ensure seamless entry and make the most of your visit.

60+ artists from Seattle/around the world
600+ artworks from $50-$3,000
25%
of ticket sales go to the It Gets Better Project to support LGBTQ+ youth

Superfine isn’t a traditional art fair. Founded on the principles of inclusivity and bringing art to communities often unwelcome or marginalized in the art world, the fairs are themed to be inclusive and fun for everyone

3-hour time slot during Thursday 5/12 evening preview (2 slots available → 5-8pm or 8pm-11pm)

⏱ Plus any 2-hour time slot Friday-Sunday, 5/13 – 5/15

🥂 Founder meet-and-greet intro toast w/ James Miille and Alex Mitow (founders and curators of Superfine)

🖼 First choice of available art (at Superfine the art sells out!)

🎁 Complimentary art gift and exclusive benefits with our food, beverage, and cultural partners

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Gala Luncheon at the National Nordic Museum
11:30 am – 2 pm
Luncheon tickets are sold out!

Music at Bergen Place Park
2 – 5 pm
Winter Family Band, Norwegian The Ladies Chorus,
Norwegian Male Chorus, Sunnie & Leif accordion duo
Pølse med lompe and Solo drink by Scandinavian Specialties

Open House at Leif Erikson Lodge
1 – 5 pm
Scandinavian foods, baked goods, coffee and soda,
ice cream treats, and live music — everyone is welcome!

Community Parade through the streets of Ballard
6 – 8 pm

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This is a virtual event, no in-person attendance is available.

It can be easy to settle into the narrative that short-sighted, individualist behavior is a natural trait of all humankind, especially when considering how the human impact on the Earth has only recently become apparent to so many. But this narrative is not shared by all people and cultures; for the Indigenous people of the world, radical alteration of the planet – and of life itself – is a story that is many generations long. It is also a story of adaptation, perseverance, courage, and resourcefulness in the face of genocide and destruction.

In an innovative work of research and reportage, We Are the Middle of Forever places Indigenous voices at the center of conversations about today’s environmental crisis. The book draws on interviews with people from different North American Indigenous cultures and communities, generations, and geographic regions. Together, they share knowledge, experience, questions, observations, and dreams of maintaining the best relationship possible with all life.

We Are the Middle of Forever illuminates the perspectives of those who have been long-attuned to a changing planet. As we look for new ideas and responses to our shared human challenges, Indigenous voices offer hope, connection, and a welcome antidote to the despair arising from the climate crisis.

Dahr Jamail is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq as well as The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. He has won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism and the Izzy Award. He lives in Washington State.

Stan Rushworth is a teacher of Native American literature and the author of Sam Woods: American Healing, Going to Water: The Journal of Beginning Rain, and Diaspora’s Children. He lives in Northern California.

Lyla June Johnston is an Indigenous public speaker, artist, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages from Taos, New Mexico. Her messages focus on Indigenous rights, supporting youth, traditional land stewardship practices and healing inter-generational and inter-cultural trauma. She blends undergraduate studies in human ecology at Stanford University, graduate work in Native American Pedagogy at the University of New Mexico, and the indigenous worldview she grew up with to inform her perspectives and solutions. Her internationally acclaimed presentations are conveyed through the medium of poetry, music, and/or speech.

Ilarion (Larry Merculieff) was raised in a traditional Unangan (Aleut) way and has worked almost exclusively as an advocate, leader, advisor, organizer, and facilitator for his people in Alaska. Merculieff was the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development and has extensive leadership experience with numerous Alaskan organizations focused on wildlife and the environment. He is he author of Wisdom Keeper: One Man’s Journey to Honor the Untold Story of the Unangan People, and co-author of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Perspectives on Indigenous Issues: Essays on Science, Spirituality, Partnerships, and the Power of Words. He founded and currently heads the Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways. His present work is with the Wisdom Weavers of the World, a council of Elders he has co-founded, which takes the messages of Elders from throughout the world to global attention.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree) has worked on climate justice, Indigenous sovereignty, and women’s rights for over 20 years. She is the founder of Sacred Earth Solar and co-founder and Senior Director at Indigenous Climate Action. She is the Host of a new TV series called Power to the People which profiles renewable energy in Indigenous communities. In 2021, Melina was named one of the 26 Climate Champions in Canada by the Canada Climate Law Initiative. She has also been recognized for her work throughout the years, being profiled and named as a social and climate justice influencer in Global Citizen, Elle Magazine, Chatelaine, Flare, CBC, 350.org and Refinery29. She received the Canadian Eco-Hero Award in 2019 by Planet in Focus.

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Seattle , WA

CENTRAL LIBRARY WITH THE OPTION TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM FROM HOME

Join us for a conversation about Garbes’ new book, which examines the power and potential of mothering to reshape society at a foundational level. This event is being presented in person at Central Library, with the option to view the livestream from home. It is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and the Wing Luke Museum. Books will be available for sale at Central Library on the evening of the event.

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Join geology writer David B. Williams on a walking tour exploring how the Seattle shoreline has shifted across time

More so than most cities, Seattle has shaped itself to suit its needs. Seattle has removed hills, filled tide flats, and created a completely new downtown shoreline. Join author David B. Williams on a 1.5 mile walking tour to explore the last vestiges of the former downtown bluffs, trace the lost island of Seattle, and examine how the subterranean fill still affects the modern landscape.

This walking tour starts at the intersection of Alaskan Way and Lenora Street along the waterfront and ends at Occidental Park. The tour is planned to occur the third Wednesday of each month running March through August. Recommended age: 4 years and older. Group size is limited, register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot for free. See our Visit Pier 62 page for tips on getting to the waterfront and frequently asked questions.

ABOUT DAVID WILLIAMS

David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide whose new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound is a deep exploration of the stories of this beautiful waterway. He is also the author of the award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, as well as Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum.

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DAY 2

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PACIFIC TIME
13:00 ET // 14:00 BRT // 19:00 CET // 23:30 IST

Welcome to Day 2 of Technodigenous

Technodigenous #2 Recap: ForestFi

Grounding Session: Storytelling to Strengthen Governance

Case Study 1: Midia India

Case Study 2: If Not Us Then Who emerging filmmakers program, providing theoretical and practical narrative tools to Indigenous storytellers

Community Discussion Moderated by Thin Lei Win

Closing remarks: Paula Alvarado, The Tenure Facility

ABOUT THIS EVENT

For thousands of years, Indigenous Peoples have been caretakers of their lands and waters, respecting all beings and protecting their territories with their ancestral wisdom while adapting to changes in climate and the social political economical context affecting them.

Indigenous Peoples and local communities live and manage more than half of the world’s land. Their territories are their home and a repository for their culture, language, belief system, and way of life. These biodiverse ancestral lands are vital to the people who steward them and the planet we all share. Secure land tenure can take many forms, from communal legal land titles to recognition of customary forest agreements, but governments only recognize Indigenous and community legal ownership of 10% of the world’s lands.

Technodigenous: Safeguarding of Ancestral Territories will focus on the challenges and opportunities Indigenous Peoples experience today in their efforts to protect their ancestral territories and their ways of living. We will discuss how technology, old and new, may support Indigenous Peoples and local communities in a process that is becoming more and more urgent. We will look at ways of caring for ancestral lands that are essential for all of humanity.

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Seattle , WA

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 7:30 PM PST | IN-PERSON OR ONLINE | $5
Co-presented by Town Hall Seattle and Wing Luke Museum. This takes place at Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 – West Entrance) and available virtually.

According to census data, the greater Seattle area is home to the fifth-largest Filipino American population in the U.S — the majority of which arrived in the area after 1965. From the 1950s to 1970s, Filipino Americans, or Pinoys, faced serious hardships and struggles with racism, discrimination, and exploitation. It was a difficult life for many. The struggle persists today, with the U.S. seeing a steep rise in discrimination and violence against Asian Americans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a new collection of autobiographical essays, Uncle Rico’s Encore, award-winning author Peter Bacho shares stories that illuminate the Filipino American experience. Bacho relates vivid stories of community, generational connection, defiance, and activism, including resistance to the union-busting efforts of the federal government and organizing for decent housing and services for elders. He also illustrates the Filipino American experience of the era through intimate moments of everyday life in familiar places such as Madison Beach, Beacon Hill, and Madrona Park.

The result is a tribute to Filipino Seattle and the people who contributed to Pacific Northwest culture, arts, business, and politics, while also offering a glimpse into the national Asian American experience.

Peter Bacho is the author of six books: CebuDark Blue SuitBoxing in Black and WhiteNelson’s RunEntrys, and Leaving Yesler. His books have received several awards, including the 1992 American Book Award. He is an adjunct professor at The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus. Bacho was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Seattle’s Central District.

Robert Flor is a poet and playwright whose work has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, and his plays have been performed at the Rainier Arts Center, the Eclectic Theater, and in the Filipino Community of Seattle. He was born in Seattle and grew up in Seattle’s Central District and Rainier Valley.

For more information about this upcoming event or Town Hall Seattle’s COVID precautions, please visit townhallseattle.org.

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DAY 3

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PACIFIC TIME
13:00 ET // 14:00 BRT // 19:00 CET // 23:30 IST

Welcome to Day 3 of Technodigenous

Introduction to Breakout Sessions

Breakout session 1: Guided discussion based on content from day 1

Breakout Room #1: Storytelling

Breakout Room #2: Monitoring

Reconvene and introduction to next round of Breakout Sessions

Breakout session 1: Guided discussion based on content from day 2

Breakout Room #1: Storytelling

Breakout Room #2: Monitoring

Breakout Room #3: General Discussion and Feedback

Reconvene, Session participants share back

Closing Remarks

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA

To kick off summer in downtown Seattle, Love, SeaTown is hosting a series of happy hours and block parties in downtown Seattle on May 18, 19 and 20. These three days of free concerts and events will celebrate the best our city has to offer and welcome folks back to check out live musical performances, frequent beer gardens, and get reacquainted with our downtown shops, bars and restaurants. See the Love, SeaTown website for the full three-day lineup.

Warren Dunes performs live at Pier 62 on Thursday, May 19.

Come enjoy the music, get a bite to eat from a food truck, and relax at a beer garden.

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Free and open to the public!

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

To celebrate the opening of our 2022 festival, Travessias is excited to welcome EntreMundos Quarteto!

About the artists:

EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms—a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal.

Header photo by Elizabeth Carpenter.

After the show:

Stay for a screening of Apiyemiyekî?, which is featured in the Essays from the Future short film program!

Apiyemiyekî? explores Brazilian educator Egydio Schwade’s ambitious efforts to record the memories of the Waimiri-Atroari, a tribe native to the Amazon who suffered acutely under Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964–1985. In the 1970s, the government appropriated their land to build the BR-174 highway while subjecting the tribe to chemical weapons and deadly exogenous diseases. Apiyemiyekî? tells this history non-linearly, to haunting and hypnotic effect. (Ana Vaz, Brazil, 2020, 29 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles)

 

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Poulsbo, WA

Viking Fest takes place the 3rd weekend of May, coinciding with the Norwegian Independance Celebration “Syttende Mai”. Poulsbo is located in Washington State, just West of Seattle. It can be reached by car, by driving across the Tacoma Narrows or taking the Ferry from Seattle or E

Travel back in time and explore Viking history at the Poulsbo Viking Fest.

Guests can wander through a Viking village, browse various arts and crafts booths, enjoy numerous live music performances, participate in the Viking Fest road race and even enter the donut-eating contest.

Celebrate community and history at this fantastic family-friendly event.

dmonds. Poulsbo can also be reached by boat or seaplane. 

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Experience local music, art, and culture performances late afternoons on Fridays 4pm ‑ 6pm. Discover Seattle at Pier 62.

Julie-C (@joulesea) and Josh Nucci (@smoothgroover_) present “Works in Progress” – an experimental collaboration that blends live instrumentation, Hip Hop/spoken word, and freestyle/improvisation for a one-of-a-kind experience created right before your eyes. Join us along with surprise musical guests and other artists-in-residence from Blue Cone Studios/Forever Safe Spaces (FSS) for an interactive afternoon showcase that’s sure to set your week off right. Forever Safe Spaces exists for and by frontline artists as a force of self-preservation, holistic healing, and cultural resilience. For more information on us and our artist residencies visit www.foreversafespaces.org.

Julie-C returns after being in the Fall 2021 line-up for Spotlight on the Waterfront.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

Watch online: May. 19–29, 2022

Watch in person: May 20 at 7pm & May 21 at 5pm

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

** Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema! **

In the meta thriller Island, a drug dealer named Emerson kidnaps Henrique, an esteemed director, and brings him to a secluded island. Emerson demands Henrique’s help in crafting his magnum opus, a film meant to erase the lines between fiction and reality. Over the course of auditions and rehearsals, all with local townspeople, Emerson pushes the boundaries of “organic” cinema, sometimes with dangerous consequences. Mining dark humor out of Emerson’s grandiosity, Island is a wild ride through the currents of artistic obsession.

 

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Africatown Community Land Trust
Seattle , WA

We’re kicking off #AfricatownSummerOfSoul with education and celebration in honor of the life, legacy and philosophy of late human rights leader, Malcolm X!

Start with two nights of film and discussion @sankofatheater
May 19th and 20th, 6pm

Followed by our annual Malcolm X Day Celebration
Saturday, May 21
1 – 6pm

With performances by:
@rellbefree
@porterray
@topspintagram
@samarareign
@itsk.williams
@iamralphydavis
@dj_bankhead
Ifadero
DJ Lake Freeman
Elijah Person and more!

6pm Closing with a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Buffalo Mass Shooting

Show up for good food, music, networking and to learn more about the revolutionary work that’s happening in your community.

 

This event is on the organizations instagram : @africatownlandtrust

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Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle
Seattle, WA

This Event is in Person and will also be Livestreamed

“Producing so vivid a music that it can almost be tasted, Abbasi sounds like no one who has gone before him. His compositions are sheer genius…” (All About Jazz)

One of the most outstanding voices on the scene today is NYC guitarist and composer Rez AbbasiVoted #1 Rising-Star Guitarist in the 2013 DownBeat Critics Poll and recently awarded the 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, Abbasi has 14, mostly original composition albums to his name. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, but raised from a young age in Southern California, Abassi, was educated at USC and the Manhattan School of Music in jazz and classical music. He furthered his education in India under the guidance of master percussionist, Ustad Alla Rakha. Forging a vivid synthesis of multiple musical genres, Abassi has honed his skills across North America, Europe, and India and has performed with many jazz greats including, Grammy winner Ruth Brown, Tim Berne, Michael Formanek, Vijay Iyer, Marilyn Crispell, Greg Osby, and a host of others.

Joining Abbasi for this project, is the stunning sitarist, Josh Feinberg. A student of the Maihar Gharana school of playing, Feinberg has earned the love and respect of connoisseurs of Hindustani music, as well art-music communities around the world. Accompanying Abbasi and Feinberg are Jennifer Vincent on cello, and Ernie Adams on drums and percussion.

*Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy: For all in-person events, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required for venue entry. Masks required indoors. Full policy here. Policy subject to change.

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Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)
Virtual

NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

WEBSHOP: Interpreting for Pediatric Genetics

Presented by Cindy Roat

What is it about? Genetics a topic that is coming up more often in more healthcare settings, from primary care to cancer care. But highly technical vocabulary and complex medical concepts can present real challenges to interpreters who are not familiar with concepts and vocabulary related to genetics.
This 6-hour online workshop is a special opportunity for interpreters to learn to work in the fast-changing field of pediatric genetics, using a curriculum developed by veteran interpreter instructor Cindy Roat – the second of three new curricula being funded by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. This workshop introduces basic concepts in genetics and addresses the role of the genetic counselor, genetic testing, and the most common genetic issues that arise in pediatrics. Technical vocabulary is introduced and exercises help the interpreter learn the vocabulary both in English and a non-English language. Finally, interpreting exercises based on real-life interactions provide practice. Language-specific materials will be made available in Spanish, Traditional Chinese/Cantonese, Vietnamese and Arabic.

What is a Webshop? A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

When? Two sessions: Sunday, June 5th & 12th, 2022, 9am to 12:30pm, PST

Where? Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don’t receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

Cost? $120 NOTIS members, $140 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on May 31st). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

 Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 Washington State DSHS (#654)  7 general  Approved
 Washington State AOC  7  Pending 
 ATA  7  Approved
 CCHI (ID: 09031)  6  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI (ID: 21-1193)  0.7  Approved

Who is teaching?Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 29 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy, and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers, and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs.


Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after May 31st. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 31st. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible. po

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Poulsbo, WA

Viking Fest takes place the 3rd weekend of May, coinciding with the Norwegian Independance Celebration “Syttende Mai”. Poulsbo is located in Washington State, just West of Seattle. It can be reached by car, by driving across the Tacoma Narrows or taking the Ferry from Seattle or E

Travel back in time and explore Viking history at the Poulsbo Viking Fest.

Guests can wander through a Viking village, browse various arts and crafts booths, enjoy numerous live music performances, participate in the Viking Fest road race and even enter the donut-eating contest.

Celebrate community and history at this fantastic family-friendly event.

dmonds. Poulsbo can also be reached by boat or seaplane. 

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Virtual

YOUTUBE | FREE
Join us for a moving discussion about new books on motherhood and mothering with local writers Angela Garbes, author of Like a Mother (2018) and Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change (2022) and Putsana Reang, author of Ma and Me: A Memoir (2022). Moderated by Kalei Matsui.

The video will be added to the Wing Luke Museum YouTube page at 11 AM PST on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Enjoy 15% off Book-O-Rama titles through May 31, 2022 at our Marketplace.

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

Seattle Center Festál presents A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture & Arts Festival in partnership with Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC). The festival explores traditional and contemporary influences of China, covering 5,000 years of history through folk dances, artwork, dance, and more!

This event is free and open to the public. 

HISTORY

Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to foster understanding, friendship, and opportunities between local Chinese and American communities.

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Book Larder
Seattle, WA

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Supporting Partnerships in Education and Beyond
De Moines, WA
Supporting Partnerships in Education & Beyond (SPEB) invites you to celebrate our community’s growth, brilliance, and deep bonds over good food and casual conversation.
SPEB waxay kugu casumaysaa inaad ka qayb qaadatid dabaaldaga bulshada iyo koritaankeeda,katrideeda iyo xidhiidhkooda qotada dheer, inagoo wax wada cuni wada yeelana sheekaysi.
Supporting Partnerships in Education & Beyond los invita a celebrar el crecimiento, la brillantez y los lazos profundos de nuestra comunidad con una buena comida y conversaciones casuales
This event is on the organizations Facebook
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KuroNekoCon
Spokane, WA

This meeting will be in person and online

Approximately 7:30 PM Online only Via Zoom (Link to be posted 1hr before the meeting)

Over the last three months, we have been discussing the future of KuroNekoCon and its parent organization, KNCA. Unfortunately during the last three years, a combination of changing life circumstances and mental health struggles has decimated our high quality yet smaller than average staff pool. Additionally, many things have changed within the Spokane area – decreased venue compatibility, increased safety requirements due to the pandemic, along with barebones staffing these changes have made it impossible to operate KNC as we have in the past. Therefore, some hard decisions must be made.

Do we continue to recruit, regroup, and try again next year? Do we re-evaluate what we want to accomplish, stand for, what events/experiences we want to create, and re-emerge as something new? Do we dissolve and pass on our resources to another organization/charity that we believe is doing good work in our community? Some combination of these? Or something else entirely? With just this short list, a multitude of conversations are already happening, but we’d appreciate feedback from you, the community, the audience our efforts would likely serve.

What do you all need and want? How can we better serve our community moving forward? In addition to your feedback and kindness, as stated above, we are in need of staff if we are to continue operations in any capacity.

Our upcoming meeting schedule is below. We are meeting online this Saturday, which means we will be using Zoom. Links to the Zoom call will (from now on) be posted on our social media one hour before the meeting starts. Please keep discussions civil, sincere, and timely. We will do our best to keep you informed during this process.

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Africatown Community Land Trust
Seattle , WA

We’re kicking off #AfricatownSummerOfSoul with education and celebration in honor of the life, legacy and philosophy of late human rights leader, Malcolm X!

Start with two nights of film and discussion @sankofatheater
May 19th and 20th, 6pm

Followed by our annual Malcolm X Day Celebration
Saturday, May 21
1 – 6pm

With performances by:
@rellbefree
@porterray
@topspintagram
@samarareign
@itsk.williams
@iamralphydavis
@dj_bankhead
Ifadero
DJ Lake Freeman
Elijah Person and more!

6pm Closing with a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Buffalo Mass Shooting

Show up for good food, music, networking and to learn more about the revolutionary work that’s happening in your community.

 

This event is on the organizations instagram : @africatownlandtrust

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The Bushwick Bookclub
Seattle, WA

An evening of musicians and artists premiering new, original works inspired by the written word.

Story: Imprisoned on false charges on the eve of his wedding, Edmond Dantès is left with no choice but to escape at all costs, claim a hidden treasure that may or may not be real, and stage one of the most famous revenge stories in literary history.
Themes: Revenge, persistence, self-invention
Heads-up: Prison, murder

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Poulsbo, WA

Viking Fest takes place the 3rd weekend of May, coinciding with the Norwegian Independance Celebration “Syttende Mai”. Poulsbo is located in Washington State, just West of Seattle. It can be reached by car, by driving across the Tacoma Narrows or taking the Ferry from Seattle or E

Travel back in time and explore Viking history at the Poulsbo Viking Fest.

Guests can wander through a Viking village, browse various arts and crafts booths, enjoy numerous live music performances, participate in the Viking Fest road race and even enter the donut-eating contest.

Celebrate community and history at this fantastic family-friendly event.

dmonds. Poulsbo can also be reached by boat or seaplane. 

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Nurturing Roots
Seattle , WA

Join us at Nurturing Roots Farm

MAY 22ND 12PM – 2PM

to craft your own wooden birdhouse with our friends from Kids Carpentry!

We’ll also have upcycled art projects to make bird feeders from milk cartons and cardboard rolls. All supplies are included.

Limited quantity on the wooden bird houses.

First come, first serve. This event is open for all ages.

Caregivers are required to remain in the workshop with their youth.

this event is available on Nurturing roots Instagram @nurturingrootsfarm

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Register now for a chance to witness Tales of Khmer Resilience: an open mic night for all folx to share their story. Sunday, May 22, 1-4PM at Apsara Palace (9808 14th Ave SW) #linkinbio or visit bit.ly/talesofkhmerresilience

This event is posted on this organizations instagram: @kcskc

Listen to Khmer stories of resilience!

An opportunity for all Khmer folx to listen to the community’s tales of resilience through stories, poetry, essays, photos, drawings, and more! Meet with others in the community and hear their stories. Food and drinks will be provided!

Masks are required! Entrance only for confirmed attendees. Parking lot and street parking will be available. Optional COVID tests will be provided at the door.
Let us know about any accessibility needs!

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
Seattle, WA

How do we organize our community to support immigrant rights in the age of COVID? Hear from three amazing organizations in the Wenatchee Valley on how they built coalitions and momentum over the past 2 years. This is a great opportunity to learn more about organizations outside Western WA in solidarity with immigrants in WA state.

Featuring speakers from Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice, the Immigrant and Latinx Solidarity Group (ILSG), and Parque Padrinos. Facilitated by NWIRP Staff Attorney Cecilia Anguiano.

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Black Oregon Land Trust (BOLT)
Portland, OR

Now announcing we have two volunteer shifts a week! Both on Wednesday and Friday.
Starting this weds, we will be seeding in the greenhouse. On Friday we will be at crops farm in troutdale direct seedlings crops and row prep!

This event is found on their Instagram @blackoregonlandtrust

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

This is a Virtual Event

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Para Los Niños
Burien, WA

Venga hoy para recibir tutoría gratis. ¡Traiga cualquier tarea con la que necesite ayuda! Estudiantes del grado 9 a 12 solamente
-Horario: 3:00 a 5:00P
-Localización: 15220 6th Ave SW Burien, wa 98166

Join us today for free tutoring. bring any assignments needed help with! 9th-12th graders only
-Time: 3:00-5:00P
-Where: 15220 6th Ave SW Burien, wa 98166

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Sun Inside tells the interlinked stories of four Brazilian teens living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro as they graduate into an uncertain future. The good-natured Junior films everything around him on his shaky hand-held camera. His sarcastic best friend Karol fantasizes about living in Japan while fruitlessly job-hunting. Their friends Caio and Ronaldo struggle to define their Yoruba-Christian faith and sexuality, respectively. In a landscape of dilapidated housing and skies crowded with power lines, they learn to make their own fun. Yet the turmoil of power outages, water shortages, and teacher strikes is always threatening to encroach.

Sun Inside captures the energy of languid afternoons at the beach and intoxicating nights at underground concerts. In tracing the currents of exhilaration and boredom, self-discovery and self-doubt, the film poignantly explores what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Watch online: May. 19–29, 2022

Watch in person: May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Can the future foresee the past? Can it reinvent the way we interpret the histories and documents that arrived in our time? Drawing on archival materials and oral testimonies, the films in this program introduce underrepresented groups or individuals as narrators of their own stories.

Pode o futuro prever o passado? Ou reinventar a forma como interpretamos as histórias e os documentos que chegaram até nossos tempos? Usando imagens de arquivo, os filmes-ensaios desta sessão apresentam indivíduos ou grupos sub-representados como narradores de suas próprias histórias.

 

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Black Oregon Land Trust (BOLT)
Portland, OR

Now announcing we have two volunteer shifts a week! Both on Wednesday and Friday.
Starting this weds, we will be seeding in the greenhouse. On Friday we will be at crops farm in troutdale direct seedlings crops and row prep!

This event is found on their Instagram @blackoregonlandtrust

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle, WA

Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery presents

JUSTICIA

Social Justice ART SHOW

From April 30-May 29th

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12pm-6pm

www.nepantlaculturarts.com

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here

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(Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu & Roberto Romero, Brazil, 2020, 70 min, in Maxakali & Portuguese with English subtitles)

This Land is Our Land! is a powerful and urgent profile of the Maxakali or Tikmu’un, a Brazilian indigenous group struggling with the impacts of deforestation and white vigilante violence. Threaded through with folklore and ancient wisdom, the film implores the viewer to remember that “The earth is our kin!”

Its Tikmu’un subjects wander through a landscape transformed by agriculture: trees replaced with cattle feed, ponds no longer hospitable to fish, roads overtaken by native plants, and fields cordoned off with barbed wire. Even the limits of their reserve have been encroached upon in recent years. As they walk familiar, primordial paths, they pray that the land will one day belong to them and the yãmĩyxop spirits once again.

Animated by raw anger and resentment, they also decry a double standard where murders against Tikmu’un go unpunished while they are over-penalized for petty crimes. Tense interactions with hostile white strangers are evidence of pervasive prejudice. But as This Land is Our Land! powerfully demonstrates, the Maxakali remain defiant in the face of colonization, determined to tell their stories. They will continue to chant in unison, “This land is our land!”

 

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Sun Inside tells the interlinked stories of four Brazilian teens living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro as they graduate into an uncertain future. The good-natured Junior films everything around him on his shaky hand-held camera. His sarcastic best friend Karol fantasizes about living in Japan while fruitlessly job-hunting. Their friends Caio and Ronaldo struggle to define their Yoruba-Christian faith and sexuality, respectively. In a landscape of dilapidated housing and skies crowded with power lines, they learn to make their own fun. Yet the turmoil of power outages, water shortages, and teacher strikes is always threatening to encroach.

Sun Inside captures the energy of languid afternoons at the beach and intoxicating nights at underground concerts. In tracing the currents of exhilaration and boredom, self-discovery and self-doubt, the film poignantly explores what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Book Larder
Seattle , WA

Join @lukasvolger for an in-store Author Talk on May 26th at 6:30pm for his new book Snacks for Dinner! We love Lukas and are so excited for this book, which transforms carefree noshing into nourishing meals.

Lukas will demo three dishes from Snacks For Dinner, and you’ll get to take home a snack box with those dishes as well as a signed copy of the book.

Search “Snacks” on website to sign up for the event, or pre-order a signed copy of the book if you’re not able to attend.

This event can be found on Instagram

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Virtual

PART 1: Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 7:00-8:30 PM PDT | VIRTUAL | FREE

(Part 2 will be Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 7:00-8:30 PM PDT | VIRTUAL | FREE)

The Wing Luke Museum continues an exploration of regional history and colonialism with personal stories from the early AANHPI communities – panelists who trace their ancestry back to the 1800s and early 1900s – on the theme “why we are here.” Through these personal narratives, we can better understand both the contributions of AANHPI labor and intellect, as well as the roots of racism that still impact us today.

Panelists for Part 1:

  • Nemah Choubaquak (Nisqually/Puyallup/Taidnapam/Klickitat/Kanaka, and direct descendant of John Kalama, who came to the Pacific Northwest from Hawai’i in the 1830s)

  • Bettie Luke (Chinese ancestry, whose father and grandfather had worked in this region before her family settled in Seattle, where Bettie was born)

  • Daniel Pak (Korean ancestry, whose ancestors were among the first from Korea to settle in Hawai’i)

  • Kulwant S. Johl (Sikh/Punjabi, whose grandfather came to Bellingham in 1907).

Please see panelists for Part 2 on the event listing for Thursday, July 21, 2022.

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Watch online: May. 19–29, 2022

Watch in person: May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Can the future foresee the past? Can it reinvent the way we interpret the histories and documents that arrived in our time? Drawing on archival materials and oral testimonies, the films in this program introduce underrepresented groups or individuals as narrators of their own stories.

Pode o futuro prever o passado? Ou reinventar a forma como interpretamos as histórias e os documentos que chegaram até nossos tempos? Usando imagens de arquivo, os filmes-ensaios desta sessão apresentam indivíduos ou grupos sub-representados como narradores de suas próprias histórias.

 

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

From a romance between two young Black women to a street dance battle for the most enthralling choreography, the films presented in this program focus on Black communities’ narratives; their resistance movements in social and imaginary spaces.

Do envolvimento amoroso entre duas jovens negras até a competição de street dance pela coreografia mais contagiante, os filmes reunidos nesta sessão concentram narrativas de comunidades negras, seus movimentos de resistência por espaços sociais e imaginários.

 

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Black Oregon Land Trust (BOLT)
Portland, OR

Now announcing we have two volunteer shifts a week! Both on Wednesday and Friday.
Starting this weds, we will be seeding in the greenhouse. On Friday we will be at crops farm in troutdale direct seedlings crops and row prep!

This event is found on their Instagram @blackoregonlandtrust

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

This is a Virtual Event

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Ina Maka Family Program
Seattle, WA

Our next group connection is going to be IN PERSON

Come paint with us and other Ina Maka families at our Columbia City office on Friday, May 27th.

This event is posted on the organizations instagram @inamakafamilyprogram

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle, WA

Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery presents

JUSTICIA

Social Justice ART SHOW

From April 30-May 29th

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12pm-6pm

www.nepantlaculturarts.com

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here

About:

(Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu & Roberto Romero, Brazil, 2020, 70 min, in Maxakali & Portuguese with English subtitles)

This Land is Our Land! is a powerful and urgent profile of the Maxakali or Tikmu’un, a Brazilian indigenous group struggling with the impacts of deforestation and white vigilante violence. Threaded through with folklore and ancient wisdom, the film implores the viewer to remember that “The earth is our kin!”

Its Tikmu’un subjects wander through a landscape transformed by agriculture: trees replaced with cattle feed, ponds no longer hospitable to fish, roads overtaken by native plants, and fields cordoned off with barbed wire. Even the limits of their reserve have been encroached upon in recent years. As they walk familiar, primordial paths, they pray that the land will one day belong to them and the yãmĩyxop spirits once again.

Animated by raw anger and resentment, they also decry a double standard where murders against Tikmu’un go unpunished while they are over-penalized for petty crimes. Tense interactions with hostile white strangers are evidence of pervasive prejudice. But as This Land is Our Land! powerfully demonstrates, the Maxakali remain defiant in the face of colonization, determined to tell their stories. They will continue to chant in unison, “This land is our land!”

 

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Sun Inside tells the interlinked stories of four Brazilian teens living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro as they graduate into an uncertain future. The good-natured Junior films everything around him on his shaky hand-held camera. His sarcastic best friend Karol fantasizes about living in Japan while fruitlessly job-hunting. Their friends Caio and Ronaldo struggle to define their Yoruba-Christian faith and sexuality, respectively. In a landscape of dilapidated housing and skies crowded with power lines, they learn to make their own fun. Yet the turmoil of power outages, water shortages, and teacher strikes is always threatening to encroach.

Sun Inside captures the energy of languid afternoons at the beach and intoxicating nights at underground concerts. In tracing the currents of exhilaration and boredom, self-discovery and self-doubt, the film poignantly explores what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Watch online: May. 19–29, 2022

Watch in person: May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Can the future foresee the past? Can it reinvent the way we interpret the histories and documents that arrived in our time? Drawing on archival materials and oral testimonies, the films in this program introduce underrepresented groups or individuals as narrators of their own stories.

Pode o futuro prever o passado? Ou reinventar a forma como interpretamos as histórias e os documentos que chegaram até nossos tempos? Usando imagens de arquivo, os filmes-ensaios desta sessão apresentam indivíduos ou grupos sub-representados como narradores de suas próprias histórias.

 

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

From a romance between two young Black women to a street dance battle for the most enthralling choreography, the films presented in this program focus on Black communities’ narratives; their resistance movements in social and imaginary spaces.

Do envolvimento amoroso entre duas jovens negras até a competição de street dance pela coreografia mais contagiante, os filmes reunidos nesta sessão concentram narrativas de comunidades negras, seus movimentos de resistência por espaços sociais e imaginários.

 

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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African Community Housing and Development
Seattle, WA

2022 Season Starts MAY 14th!
See you there!

2nd & 4th Saturdays
May through October
10am – 2pm

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle, WA

Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery presents

JUSTICIA

Social Justice ART SHOW

From April 30-May 29th

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12pm-6pm

www.nepantlaculturarts.com

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here

About:

(Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu & Roberto Romero, Brazil, 2020, 70 min, in Maxakali & Portuguese with English subtitles)

This Land is Our Land! is a powerful and urgent profile of the Maxakali or Tikmu’un, a Brazilian indigenous group struggling with the impacts of deforestation and white vigilante violence. Threaded through with folklore and ancient wisdom, the film implores the viewer to remember that “The earth is our kin!”

Its Tikmu’un subjects wander through a landscape transformed by agriculture: trees replaced with cattle feed, ponds no longer hospitable to fish, roads overtaken by native plants, and fields cordoned off with barbed wire. Even the limits of their reserve have been encroached upon in recent years. As they walk familiar, primordial paths, they pray that the land will one day belong to them and the yãmĩyxop spirits once again.

Animated by raw anger and resentment, they also decry a double standard where murders against Tikmu’un go unpunished while they are over-penalized for petty crimes. Tense interactions with hostile white strangers are evidence of pervasive prejudice. But as This Land is Our Land! powerfully demonstrates, the Maxakali remain defiant in the face of colonization, determined to tell their stories. They will continue to chant in unison, “This land is our land!”

 

View Event

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Sun Inside tells the interlinked stories of four Brazilian teens living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro as they graduate into an uncertain future. The good-natured Junior films everything around him on his shaky hand-held camera. His sarcastic best friend Karol fantasizes about living in Japan while fruitlessly job-hunting. Their friends Caio and Ronaldo struggle to define their Yoruba-Christian faith and sexuality, respectively. In a landscape of dilapidated housing and skies crowded with power lines, they learn to make their own fun. Yet the turmoil of power outages, water shortages, and teacher strikes is always threatening to encroach.

Sun Inside captures the energy of languid afternoons at the beach and intoxicating nights at underground concerts. In tracing the currents of exhilaration and boredom, self-discovery and self-doubt, the film poignantly explores what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Watch online: May. 19–29, 2022

Watch in person: May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Can the future foresee the past? Can it reinvent the way we interpret the histories and documents that arrived in our time? Drawing on archival materials and oral testimonies, the films in this program introduce underrepresented groups or individuals as narrators of their own stories.

Pode o futuro prever o passado? Ou reinventar a forma como interpretamos as histórias e os documentos que chegaram até nossos tempos? Usando imagens de arquivo, os filmes-ensaios desta sessão apresentam indivíduos ou grupos sub-representados como narradores de suas próprias histórias.

 

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

From a romance between two young Black women to a street dance battle for the most enthralling choreography, the films presented in this program focus on Black communities’ narratives; their resistance movements in social and imaginary spaces.

Do envolvimento amoroso entre duas jovens negras até a competição de street dance pela coreografia mais contagiante, os filmes reunidos nesta sessão concentram narrativas de comunidades negras, seus movimentos de resistência por espaços sociais e imaginários.

 

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

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Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

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We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

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503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle, WA

Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery presents

JUSTICIA

Social Justice ART SHOW

From April 30-May 29th

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12pm-6pm

www.nepantlaculturarts.com

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here

About:

(Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu & Roberto Romero, Brazil, 2020, 70 min, in Maxakali & Portuguese with English subtitles)

This Land is Our Land! is a powerful and urgent profile of the Maxakali or Tikmu’un, a Brazilian indigenous group struggling with the impacts of deforestation and white vigilante violence. Threaded through with folklore and ancient wisdom, the film implores the viewer to remember that “The earth is our kin!”

Its Tikmu’un subjects wander through a landscape transformed by agriculture: trees replaced with cattle feed, ponds no longer hospitable to fish, roads overtaken by native plants, and fields cordoned off with barbed wire. Even the limits of their reserve have been encroached upon in recent years. As they walk familiar, primordial paths, they pray that the land will one day belong to them and the yãmĩyxop spirits once again.

Animated by raw anger and resentment, they also decry a double standard where murders against Tikmu’un go unpunished while they are over-penalized for petty crimes. Tense interactions with hostile white strangers are evidence of pervasive prejudice. But as This Land is Our Land! powerfully demonstrates, the Maxakali remain defiant in the face of colonization, determined to tell their stories. They will continue to chant in unison, “This land is our land!”

 

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In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Sun Inside tells the interlinked stories of four Brazilian teens living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro as they graduate into an uncertain future. The good-natured Junior films everything around him on his shaky hand-held camera. His sarcastic best friend Karol fantasizes about living in Japan while fruitlessly job-hunting. Their friends Caio and Ronaldo struggle to define their Yoruba-Christian faith and sexuality, respectively. In a landscape of dilapidated housing and skies crowded with power lines, they learn to make their own fun. Yet the turmoil of power outages, water shortages, and teacher strikes is always threatening to encroach.

Sun Inside captures the energy of languid afternoons at the beach and intoxicating nights at underground concerts. In tracing the currents of exhilaration and boredom, self-discovery and self-doubt, the film poignantly explores what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Watch online: May. 19–29, 2022

Watch in person: May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

Can the future foresee the past? Can it reinvent the way we interpret the histories and documents that arrived in our time? Drawing on archival materials and oral testimonies, the films in this program introduce underrepresented groups or individuals as narrators of their own stories.

Pode o futuro prever o passado? Ou reinventar a forma como interpretamos as histórias e os documentos que chegaram até nossos tempos? Usando imagens de arquivo, os filmes-ensaios desta sessão apresentam indivíduos ou grupos sub-representados como narradores de suas próprias histórias.

 

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

Sliding scale, $5–25

Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here.

From a romance between two young Black women to a street dance battle for the most enthralling choreography, the films presented in this program focus on Black communities’ narratives; their resistance movements in social and imaginary spaces.

Do envolvimento amoroso entre duas jovens negras até a competição de street dance pela coreografia mais contagiante, os filmes reunidos nesta sessão concentram narrativas de comunidades negras, seus movimentos de resistência por espaços sociais e imaginários.

 

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

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503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

This is a Virtual Event

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

This is a Virtual Event

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Virtual

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 5:30 PM PST | Zoom | FREE

Join friends near and far as you compete for prizes on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island themed trivia. Play from home via Zoom and Crowdpurr.

To play, you will need access to a computer and a mobile device. Or, if you are a dynamo, access to view split screens on your computer.

*Top winner receives a $25 gift card to a local business or a large surprise box of themed items. Other two runner ups will receive gift items or swag.

A Zoom link will be sent to your email after you register with extra information on how to connect on Crowdpurr. You will be able to interact with our staff during the program.

Free. Donations accepted.

Presented by the Tateuchi Foundation and IMLS.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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“Nature writing” is its own genre in the literary world, but increasingly writers and readers are pushing past the boundaries of what has traditionally constituted writing about the “environment.” A growing number of diverse voices and perspectives are exploring what it means to encounter and to be in relationship with the living world as a complex and multifaceted web of life that has agency and animism—of which the human story is but one part.

This course seeks to expand our understanding of nature writing as both a genre and a practice. We will welcome several guest writers—Rebecca Giggs, Charles Foster, Lucy Jones, Lia Purpura, and Jamie Figueroa—to help us push the bounds of nature writing as a literary category and expand our own writing practice as we consider the interconnected web of ecology that holds, sustains, and profoundly intersects each of our lives.

The theme for this session is: Writing from the RootsWhat are the places that have most profoundly shaped you—as a human animal and as a writer? What are your practices and techniques for weaving landscapes into your work? How can we better listen to the multifaceted, multilayered voices of the places we call home? 

This is a Virtual Event

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Virual

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 11 AM PST | Facebook | Free

June is Pride Month! Join us for a beautifully written and illustrated book that follows a star and a sea star on their magical journey of finding compassion, courage, an inclusive community and the power of a hug. Thank you to the author, Cindy Wong, for sharing this book that feels like a hug! Illustrated by ShiShi Nguyen.

Story Time is presented by the Tateuchi Foundation and Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Follow Cindy Wong @starhugbooks

You can find Starhug and other books for all ages at our Marketplace, open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Organization
Location
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

View Event
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Location
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Arts Corps
Seattle, WA

Art & Sol, will be happening on June 4th, 12pm-4pm at the Bethaday Community Learning Space.

Join us to  celebrate the power of youth creativity, development, and community at TAF Bethany community Learning Space. There will be performances, an art show, and art activities for the whole family. Lunch will be provided.

 

This event is available on their instagram

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Location
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

View Event
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) proudly presents Pagdiriwang, commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence. Held on the first or second week of June at the Seattle Center since 1987, the event has grown into the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest.

This celebration is a part of Seattle Center Festál, a series of cultural programs sponsored by the City of Seattle. Pagdiriwang provides a venue for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike to learn about the culture. It is an ideal setting for presenting art, craft, song, dance, music, history, literature, and culture to promote better understanding of the Filipino cultural heritage.
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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Location
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) proudly presents Pagdiriwang, commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence. Held on the first or second week of June at the Seattle Center since 1987, the event has grown into the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest.

This celebration is a part of Seattle Center Festál, a series of cultural programs sponsored by the City of Seattle. Pagdiriwang provides a venue for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike to learn about the culture. It is an ideal setting for presenting art, craft, song, dance, music, history, literature, and culture to promote better understanding of the Filipino cultural heritage.
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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Location
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

View Event
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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Coalition of Communities of Color
Portland, OR

Summary:
Join us for an in-person celebration of 20 years of advocacy, research, and leadership for racial justice.

This will be our first face-to-face community event in over two years. We’ll have food, drinks, music, images, and stories from the past two decades, speakers and community leaders sharing their reflections, and plenty of time to catch up with each other and connect. This will also be our biggest fundraising event of the year.

Program:
Doors open at 5:30 pm for mingling with a wide selection of appetizers and drinks followed by a set of speakers at 7:00 pm where we will hear from environmental justice advocate Anjeanette Brown and Portland City Commissioner Carmen Rubio alongside our Executive Director Marcus Mundy and Board Chair Tony DeFalco. Guests will be welcome to continue mingling over drinks and hors d’oeuvres until 9:00 pm.

We so hope you will join us and help reflect on our first 20 years while building a strong foundation for the next 20 years of coming together for racial justice. No celebration would be complete without everyone who has come together to make our collective successes a reality.

If you cannot attend in-person, we plan on livestreaming the “program hour” with our featured speakers to our YouTube channel.

COVID-19 Note:
We will be continually assessing what protocols make sense for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Redd East is a large space with good ventilation, space for outdoor mingling, and we will be opening up the space to the maximum extent possible to promote high air exchange. While masking requirements have been lifted in our area, we welcome attendees to use face coverings at the event, according to their needs and comfort level. We may ask our guests to wear a mask depending on case rates and community spread. We will be in touch leading up to the event with updates.

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Location
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Location
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

View Event
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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African Community Housing and Development
Seattle, WA

2022 Season Starts MAY 14th!
See you there!

2nd & 4th Saturdays
May through October
10am – 2pm

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Nordic Northwest
Portland , OR

Decorate the Maypole and make flower wreaths, indulge in Nordic summer delicacies, play games on the lawn, and enjoy – this is Midsummer!

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

Seattle Center Festál presents Indigenous People Festival in partnership with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB). The festival provides a venue for Native people to celebrate their unique cultures through song, dance, performances, art, food, and the sharing of indigenous knowledge.

This event is free and open to the public.

HISTORY

Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a community health clinic that provides health and human services to its patients, while specializing in the care of Native people. The organization is recognized as a leader in the promotion of health improvement for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, locally and nationally.

Today, SIHB operates two sites and is in the process of opening two more. The organization serves approximately 6,000 patients annually in King County, and more than 4,000 of those identify as American Indian and/or Alaska Native, and  employs more than 200 people. 

SIHB opened its doors to the community in 1970. In the 1960s, Native activists refused to let urban Indians go unseen and ignored any longer, which inspired the formation of a number of Native organizations, including SIHB. For the first time, urban Indians in Seattle had access to healthcare and services by organizations that were operated by Native people for Native people.

Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 7 out of 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives live in urban areas.
  • Urban Indians are tribal people currently living off federally-defined tribal lands in urban areas and are often an overlooked population in society, despite representing the majority of American Indians and Alaska Natives throughout the country
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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

March 19 – June 12, 2022 

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.

It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.

“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”

— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist

“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.

Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Welcome to our 2022 Gathering Grounds Series! This year we are continuing our sessions on tribal public health capacity and opioid use disorder prevention and treatment efforts.

Join to learn about other tribal community efforts, share your own stories, and connect with folks across the country and beyond.

This event will be held virtually through Zoom.

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

View Event
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Outside In
Portland, OR

We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at weeheavyw@outsidein.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81359480196

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR

This event can be found on their Facebook page

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum