Update 6: Literary Arts has launched the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers and Oregon Humanities is offering emergency funding for organizations. Both have deadlines coming up in May, which have been added to the calendar below.

Update 5: RACC has established an Emergency Artist Relief Fund to which you can apply and donate. They have also set up a page listing other relief resources.

Update 4: Two local Relief Funds for small businesses and artists have been set up if you’d like to apply for support or offer donations. They are the Portland Small Business Relief Fund and the Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund. Literary Portland is not personally associated with either of the funds, so, please direct all questions etc. to their respective organizations.

Update 2: A “stay at home” order has been issued by Gov. Kate Brown. See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is lifted, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled. We’ll continue to update things to match organization and stores’ calendars etc., but heed Brown’s orders and updates from officials on proper actions. Hope you all can stay safe, healthy, and cozy with a good book at home!

For details regarding specific events please contact the organizers or venues. If you are an organizer or venue and would like to reach out to us please feel free to contact us or submit an event using our submission form. We’d love to hear from you!

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Voices of a People’s History: A Movement of Movements

July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25 – $50
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

Voices of a People’s History celebrates diverse movement leaders by sharing their stories, in their own words. Leaders of today perform readings of notable speeches and essays from inspiring figures past and present. It’s a radically-empowering opportunity to hear the echoes of history in the modern day. Voices is the biggest night of the year for OPAL, and brings us closer together while strengthening our resolve to fight for racial, social and economic justice.

Featuring Performances By
Portland City Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty
Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales, Founder, East County Rising
Paul Lumley, Executive Director, Native American Youth and Family Center
Reyna Lopez, Executive Director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
Ana del Rocio, Executive Director, Oregon Futures Lab and ColorPAC
Nakisha Nathan, Executive Director, Bark
Shanice Clarke, Research and Advisory Chair, Bus Riders Unite!
Nia Calloway, Youth Intern, Youth Environmental Justice Alliance
and introductions by
Joy Alise Davis, Executive Director, Portland African American Leadership Forum

This year, we’re going big by taking this event to Revolution Hall, and we need you there to make it a success. We’re bringing the whole movement. RSVP now, invite your friends, and share, to help build the new with us!

The 2019 Voices event will take place at Revolution Hall on July 10th. We ask you to please walk, bike or use public transit to arrive unless a car is required for your participation. Located in inner Southeast, the venue is within one block of bus lines #70 and #15, within five blocks of #12, #20, and #29, and is wheelchair accessible. Bike parking is available outside of the theater. Automobile parking is available for $5 per space. This is an all-ages venue, and we welcome children. Children who will require a seat must be ticketed.

The hosted hors d’oeuvres will feature tasty and filling selections for most dietary needs: gluten free, vegetarian/vegan. Please let us know in advance of any considerations which you may need to make your evening enjoyable and comfortable with us!

Raffles will take place to win fabulous prizes while supporting the movement
Speakers will delight the crowd with readings of classic speeches and essays from movement leaders
A no-host bar will offer a full range of beverages (with or without alcohol) for purchase
Hot and cold appetizers and desserts will be served
A photographer and photo booth will capture the magic of the evening

Tickets are going fast! Get yours today!

Any other questions? Accessibility needs? Call Shawn at 503 774 4503 x 6.


Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
+ Google Map


OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon