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Voices of a People’s History

July 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Voices of a People’s History

Nothing About Us Without Us

Tuesday July 11th – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

At Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK


Voices 2017 Will Feature Performances By

Sam Baraso
(Portland African American Leadership Forum, Multnomah County Office of Sustainability)
David Bouchard
(Chair, Bus Riders Unite Research and Advisory Committee)
Se-ah-dom Edmo
(Movement Building Director, Western States Center)
Tommy Jay Larracas
(Senior Intern, Youth Environmental Justice Alliance)
Nichole Maher
(President & CEO, Northwest Health Foundation)
Ramon Ramirez
(Executive Director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste)
Desiree Williams-Rajee
(Equity Director, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability)
Andrea Valderrama
(Senior Policy Adviser, Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler)

With Introductions By Doug Stamm, CEO, Meyer Memorial Trust

four-circlesEvery year, OPAL hosts Voices of a People’s History, an event that celebrates diverse movement leaders by sharing their stories, in their own words. Members of our community perform readings of notable speeches and essays from inspiring figures past and present, a radically-empowering opportunity to hear the echoes of history in the present day. It’s a yearly gathering that brings us closer together while strengthening our resolve to fight for racial, social and economic justice. It’s important for us to amplify movement leaders, because we know that nobody else can tell our stories. We have to do this for ourselves.

Roberta Hunte

Click to see an inspiring performance from Voices 2015.

Through Voices, we emphasize that our struggles are a continuation of past struggles – and justice has always had champions. All modern organizers stand on the shoulders of the giants whose words and voices we celebrate.

The 2017 Voices event will take place eerreat the Curious Comedy Theater on the evening of July 11. Curious Comedy Theatre, located in heart of Vanport Square, is accessible by public transportation via buses #6, 44, 72, and is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available at no charge behind Vanport Square. Bike parking is available outside of the theatre doors and outside Old Town Pizza around the corner. Curious Comedy is an all-ages venue, but tickets are required for children who need to sit in their own seat.

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

The event is sold out!

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Featured Sponsors
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Movement Sponsors
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Grassroots Sponsors
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Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
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July 11, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Vivian Satterfield


Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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(503) 342-8910