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February 2020

Black Unity Music & Arts Gala 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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$15

Join us The Franklin family foundation at the first annual Black unity music and arts gala 2020. Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door. Dinner included With special guest The Omega psi phi fraternity, Inc Saeeda Wright Comedian Daja monae Rebecca Taylor Kingdom sound And so many more guests you don’t want to miss it.

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Oregonians and the State’s Racist Past, Present, and Future

Monday, February 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211 United States

Oregon has a long history of racism that continues to influence the state today. While we often look at how the state’s racist history affects policies and institutions, we talk less about how it affects people’s personal understanding of racism and racist experiences. Join facilitator Tai Harden-Moore in a conversation that asks, What does Oregon’s racist past mean for Oregonians? How does the state’s history affect how bias shows up for individuals? This conversation will also look at how we…

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i think i’ll call it morning

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211 United States

i think i’ll call it morning For the pop-up cafe exhibition i think i’ll call it morning, Alberta Abbey tenant Sharita Towne takes the title from the Gil Scott-Heron song recorded 50 years ago to share selections from her archive of past projects–zines, small edition prints, and publications  At the opening reception, Towne will gift special edition tote-bags to Black attendees who share Black collective morning messages of joy and freedom to the group.  i think i’ll call it morning…

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Black, Camera, Action!

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211 United States
$5

Join us for a night of short documentary films exploring the past, present and future of Black communities in Portland. Presented by Alberta Abbey and Gentrification is WEIRD this night will also feature a robust post-screening panel discussion and community Q&A. -- Panelists will be announced soon. *Suggested donation of $5 but nobody will be turned away because of lack of funds* Join us for a night of Black, Camera Action!

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Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater A Black History Month Celebration

Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211 United States
$8

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater A Black History Month Celebration $8 Suggested Donation Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater seeks to diversify the contemporary dance landscape with untold stories and under-told perspectives from communities of color. Grounded in values from the African Diaspora and using our art as activism. Rejoice! celebrates and cultivates community through artistic engagement, performances, and dialogue, weaving our stories of hardship and triumph. Introducing our newest creation and upcoming production - Been Ready. For us in the Black community,…

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