REMEMBER ME

REMEMBER US

REMEMBER ALBINA

The Spreading Black Joy campaign intends to honor Black elders with a creative, photo/video conversation that engenders hope, joy, healing and belonging within Portland’s Black community. The historic Albina community has been wounded by generations of displacement and racial trauma. At one time, this neighborhood was THE cultural hub of Portland's Black community. It was the center of Black business, jazz clubs, houses of faith, and cultural arts.

Albina Vision's Community Investment Plan and City of Portland's Williams & Russell Project are two of several attempts to bring development and culture back into that neighborhood. However, Albina Vision has been most intentional about infusing Black Joy into its project programming. Its plan includes creating public spaces, a public waterfront park along the Willamette River, a public plaza, and public park blocks.

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The first tribute of the Remember Me/Us/Albina project is our beloved Paul Knauls, the honorable Mayor of NE Portland, who turned 90 on Jan. 22, 2021.

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Our partners on this project include:
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BLACK PORTLANDERS, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

These collages serve as our collective remembrance of the visibility and diversity of the Black community, which may be dispersed, but our heart still beats strong for Albina. The next mosaics we create for this campaign will be of:

 

We need community members to upload digital pictures of these individuals and each mosaic requires at least 300 photos. To contribute photos, click on their names. We will use your pictures to make the larger individual collages. Each elder being acknowledged will receive a framed version of their mosaic delivered to them.

ENGAGE IN OUR

BLACK JOY CAMPAIGN

& GET FREE STUFF!

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Anyone who donates more than 50+ digital pictures will receive a branded Black Joy tote bag, which includes a free 256-page book, which was released on Feb. 15, 2021, by Portland's own Richard Brown. Brown, who is originally from Harlem, has been engaged in just about every issue affecting Black Portlanders. He has fought for fair housing and against forced busing, for equity in arts funding and against environmental racism, and above all, he has worked to bridge the gap between the Black community and Portland police.

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Model is our NE Portland Mayor Hon. Paul Knauls

Cover designed by Kenya Anderson

PLEASE help us raise money to send each honoree a framed version of their personalized mosaic.