Along with a bunch of awesome second-run films, a documentary called Loving is being shown at Academy Theater. Click here for movie times.
“Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) spent the next nine years after they were married fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.”
I just noticed you could vote (at the bottom of the page) for what movies to bring to Academy. Awesome.
7818 SE Stark * Loving @ 11:25 am, 7:15 Friday * $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children
At Duff’s Garage: Jumptown Aces (blues & swing), with the Dahlharts opening at 9 pm. Bridgecreek plays from 6 pm – 8 pm. 2530 NE 82nd Ave * ???
The African American Read-In follows black story time at noon at Midland Library. Presented by writer and educator Rene Watson.
“Join us as community leaders, teachers, students, and local celebrities read from their favorite works by African American writers. Fiction and nonfiction for children, teens and adults will be featured in a special gathering of good words from great writings. Community members are also encouraged to come and share words from their favorite works.”
805 SE 122nd Ave * 1 pm * free
The monthly work party at the community orchard in Lents is Saturday. Tools, materials, coffee and snacks are provided, and the organizers ask that you wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own water.
The Malden Court Community Orchard opened in the fall of 2016, (article on opening), turning an under-used lot near the Springwater Corridor into a place where fresh fruit can be grown and shared with the neighborhood. From the website of Green Lents, the project’s non-profit sponsor:
“MCCO also serves as a publicly accessible green space, and helps improve public safety, the watershed health of Johnson Creek, neighborhood livability and provides environmental education opportunities for local schools and the surrounding community. MCCO is now a young food forest with over 250 native and fruit-bearing plants, with much room for development and growth!”
7677 SE 87th Ave. * 9 am – 12 pm * free, no registration required
“In this hands-on training PDXActNow will cover what community defense is, successful examples of community defense and how to identify and organize your community against threats and challenges to your safety and well being. Childcare will be provided. Space is accessible.” Register here.
6401 SE Foster Rd * 2 pm – 4 pm * free
At The O’Neill Public House: “Stringed Migration is a quartet that performs a lush synthesis of Celtic and international roots music with a twist of jazz.” After the show, there’s an Irish traditional session.
O’Neill’s Public House * 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm * free
On Monday, President’s Day, APANO has an event to meet with state legislators in Salem. It’s full, but I’m still thankful it’s happening: “Join APANO on this collective Day of Action as we advocate for issues important to Asian and Pacific Islanders. We believe that anyone can add their voice to influence policy and gain more knowledge of the political process. Last year, community members made a difference in passing laws to provide health care coverage for COFA residents, and raise Oregon’s minimum wage. Be part of a powerful movement to advance racial justice in Oregon!”
APANO is also gathering stories about Asian Pacific immigrants resistance. Read what they’ve collected and submit your story here!