Oct 18–Oct 27 Orientation Workshops
More than 80 Portlanders in total participated in the three-day Orientation Workshops. Participation in the workshops increased steady—nearly doubling with each workshop—as awareness in the community grew. The final workshop in the series, held on Tuesday, October 27th, was the largest with 43 participants.
Nov 21 Hustle Highlight
Timed just before the holiday season, this event will highlight micro black-owned businesses. It will showcase the cultural impacts that so many of these businesses have made on the community. The result of the event will be to bring these business owners into the economic development and growth conversation for which they may otherwise be overlooked.
Dec 17–Dec 21 Programming Workshop
In conjunction with AVT, the Design Team hosted a series of Programming Workshops with the community to invite participation in visualizing what aspects of home and community are important to them. The Workshops were the second in an extensive public engagement process that also includes virtual Joy! events and on-going Community Dialog surveys. As such, the team detailed to the participants the overall planning process; where we have been previously, we are in that process now, and what is to come in the near future.
May 06–May 10 From Conceptual to Physical
Join us as we look at three possible scenarios, each of which integrates community defined themes: a sense of belonging, access to nature, wealth built within the Black community, a rich variety of public spaces, and shared social support.
May 25–May 25 PPS Board Affirming Support for the Albina Vision
The work of the Albina Vision Trust and the Black community in Portland to reclaim the Albina community is similar to the push for equitable access to public education, especially for Black students and their families. This push has long been a key component of the civil rights movement and fight for racial justice and builds on the legacy of advocacy for Black children in Portland, and catalyzed by the social movements for Black Lives.
Jun 19 Juneteenth Teach-In Workshop
Come join us virtually on Juneteenth as we talk about Albina's rich history, discuss present dilemmas, and get involved in shaping the future of Albina!
Jun 24–Jun 28 Cultivating Generational Roots – Strategies for the Future of Albina
The roots of the Black community in Portland run beyond Oregon’s statehood. Over 160 years later, we’re still here and looking towards the future. There are big questions about what it might look like, how we get there, and who gets to participate. Let’s get into it.
Jul 22–Jul 26 Restoring Albina
Been here, still here, will be here. These are so much more than just words: they are the setting of an intention, and speaking the future into existence. The future where Black Portland is thriving, healthy, growing - and rooted in Albina. Join us as we wrap up the workshops for the Community Investment Plan.
Nov 08–Nov 08 Albina Rising – Revealing the Community Investment Plan
What's the plan? To keep growing and keep shining - and we've been making progress on both of those fronts. Join us Nov 8 at 6pm as we get into the details of wealth development, community spaces, cultural celebration, and the overall plan.
Jul 05–Aug 05 Walking Tour, Word is Bond
With our Word Is Bond partners, we joined 12 Ambassadors and guided them through our Historic Lower Albina Walking Tour. We appreciated their reflection on what was and hearing their vision for what should be. Knowing our history is the first step in reclaiming our history in Lower Albina. Space is the place.