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Community Event: Reclaiming Old Town

Community Event
You are invited to join a conversation facilitated by Vanport Mosaic’s Community Weaver, Chisao Hata to activate and support memories, trauma, concerns and visions permeating Old Town today.

Reclaiming Old Town

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The Vanport Mosaic and community partners invite you to a FREE, virtual conversation facilitated by Vanport Mosaic’s Community Weaver, Chisao Hata to activate and support memories, trauma, concerns and visions permeating Old Town today.

Listening and sharing a wide variety of issues in an authentic and meaningful way, we will explore the historic role of Old Town, what we love and fear, and what we are collectively creating and how we can meet the challenges to RECLAIM the landscape of Old Town as a place all Portlanders can call home.

Here is How to Join the Event

Contribute Your Experiences and Vision

Please contribute your stories, opinions, and visions by filling out this questionnaire so we can incorporate as many perspectives as possible in this and upcoming conversations.

Since January 2021 the Vanport Mosaic has been holding dialogues with Portlanders who deeply care about the present and future of Old Town. Together we REMEMBER Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past, REPAIR and RECLAIM collectively RE-IMAGINE the future of Portland's oldest surviving historic neighborhood.

This dialogue is part of "Stories in Movement", a program created by community weaver/artist/facilitator Chisao Hata and story midwife Laura Lo Forti as part of the Office of Community & Civic Life's "Constructing Civic Dialogues Program".

Contact info@vanportmosaic.org for any questions and ideas for collaborations.


This event is part of ~ The 6th Vanport Mosaic Festival

May 26-June 30, 2021

You can check out the full program, filled with virtual and in-person events, at www.vanportmosaic.org/festival2021

The Festival 2021 is made possible by the generous support of: Regional Arts and Culture Council; Portland City Arts Program “Supporting Community Healing with Art” Initiative; Oregon Humanities; Oregon Heritage Commission; Ronni Lacroute; PBEM; Port of Portland; Kaiser Permanente; Office of Community and Civic Life; MCDD; PEN2; Oregon Historical Society; Prosper Portland; North Portland Works; Metro; REACH Community Development