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8:00 am

Grant Submission Deadline: Make | Learn | Build – Round Two

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

We are pivoting our grantmaking, offering more flexible awards with the goal of supporting a greater number of artists and arts-based businesses during a time of rapid change and creative innovation. Changes to our grantmaking align with our value of equity and commitment to racial justice and representation in our services and investments. These changes also reflect the feedback we received this summer and fall from an on-line survey and series of focus groups with Black artists, Indigenous artists, and other artists of color. Thank you to all who took the time to talk with us and shared your insights and perspectives. This grant offers funding for artists and arts-based business/organizations in three categories: MAKE: the creation of work in any artistic discipline LEARN: artistic…

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12:00 pm

A Conversation with Author Sarah Federman

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

The French National Railways and the Journey to Accountability In the immediate decades after World War II, the French National Railways (SNCF) was celebrated for its acts of wartime heroism. However, recent debates and litigation have revealed the ways the SNCF worked as an accomplice to the Third Reich and was actively complicit in the deportation of 75,000 Jews and other civilians to death camps. Sarah Federman delves into the interconnected roles—perpetrator, victim, and hero—the company took on during the harrowing years of the Holocaust. This talk will address the war years as well as the SNCF’s journey toward accountability in France and the United States, culminating in a multimillion-dollar settlement paid by the French government on behalf of the railways. Sarah Federman is an…

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1:00 pm

David F Walker

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

The Mouths of Others is proud to feature award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, and MHCC alumnus David Walker on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. The event will be held on Zoom: 1:00 - 2:00 PM for the reading/Q&A, followed by a workshop from 2:30-4:00 PM, open to twenty participants. Zoom links will be shared as we get closer to the event. Zoom link will be provided as we get closer to the event. Please contact michele.hampton@mhcc.edu for more information. More on David: https://davidfwalker.com/bio/

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“From South Street to Not Doctor Street: Historicism and the African American Novel” with Kenneth Warren

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join us for "From South Street to Not Doctor Street: Historicism and the African American Novel," a lecture with Kenneth Warren. Prof. Warren's lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. Kenneth Warren is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English at The University of Chicago. His work focuses on American and African American literature from the late nineteenth through the middle of the twentieth century, in particular the way debates about literary form and genre articulate with discussions of political and social change. He is the author of three books: What Was African American Literature? (2010), So Black and Blue: Ralph Ellison and the Occasion of Criticism (2003), and Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism (1993).

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5:00 pm

Claire Fuller in Conversation With Ron Rash

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

At 51 years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation in the English countryside. The cottage they have shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. Inside its walls, they make music, and in its garden, they grow everything they need to survive. To an outsider, it looks like poverty; to them, it is home. But when Dot dies unexpectedly, the world they’ve so carefully created begins to fall apart. The cottage they love, and the security it offered, is taken back by their landlord, exposing the twins to harsh truths and even harsher realities. Seeing a new future, Julius becomes torn between the loyalty he feels towards his sister and his…

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7:00 pm

OREGON ONLINE: Panel Discussion with Produced Oregon Dramatists

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Panel discussion with E. M. Lewis, Anya Pearson, and Octavio Solis on their experiences being produced in the Oregon theatrical community. Join us for a lively and informative conversation with Oregon Dramatists Anya Pearson, E. M. Lewis, and Octavio Solis. They will share their experiences along the road to having their work produced by Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. Get an insider view on working with some of the biggest theatrical houses in the state, while sharing some time with three creative, kind, and prolific artists! This event is free and open for all to attend. About the panelists: E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the…

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