RCE Greater Portland-2014

1. Project Title: 
Coalition for a Livable Future's Regional Equity Stories Exhibit
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
3. Project partner contact information : 
Portland Community College
Main Contact: 
Kim Smith (kdsmith@pcc.edu)
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

Stories are powerful. They connect us to other people and help us understand their experiences.

That’s why the Coalition for a Livable Future (CLF) launched the Equity Stories Project. People from a dozen diverse community organizations throughout the region participated in the project. The stories are powerful reminders of the disparities people experience every day. But they also remind us of the richness, diversity, and resilience of the communities across our region.

PCC Sylvania’s Multicultural Center, Library, and Social Science Division were proud to host this powerful photo exhibit. We invited everyone to join us for the opening reception, to enjoy speakers, a short film, refreshments, and a tour of the exhibit.

The Equity Stories Project photo exhibit was on display at the PCC Sylvania Library from January 30 to February 28.

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6. Project status
Great success! We hosted an opening reception, with community members and college faculty, staff, and students attending. While we would have liked to have had more people attend, it was very well-received. The exhibit was available in the library for a month, with interactive posters. Library staff said that students stopped all of the time to look at the pictures and maps and add ideas to the posters. The exhibit even drew the attention of Al-Jazeera, with the artist being interviewed.
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