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Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Through the Voice of its Residents
A community-based initiative directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Production Manager: Meredith Lawrence. In collaboration with A Fourth Act, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, Open Signal Portland Community Media.
Join us for a screening of the latest short documentaries part of Vanport Mosaic on-going participatory oral history project, now in its third year. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of community-produced short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.
Also on May 29th, 6pm, at Irvington Covenant Church, 4003 Northeast Grand Avenue. RSVP here: https://vanportmosaichistories_covenant.eventbrite.com
This event is part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.