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"Journey to HOME": Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night— Literacy Project

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Explore the journeys and stories of an array of Portlanders revealing the interconnectedness of place, identity, culture, and community and where and how we find "home." Listen to these moving testaments by poets, writers, musicians, and world citizens, including:  Iraqi singer, guitarist and composer Ronny Salim;  poet Emily Newberry journey of transition from man to woman; Bill Alton's stirring poems addressing abuse, addiction, homelessness, and mental illness; preacher-poet Emmett Wheatfall's jazz-tinged writing on identity and slave-names; and writer-activist-erstwhile lawyer Ronault "Polo" Catalani, who will lead an epic sing-along of Woody Guthrie's This Land is My Land, This Land is Your Land, with a chorus of multicultural back-up singers. A welcoming evening of story, song and survival moderated by Nim Xuto and Ronault “Polo” Catalani. East African cuisine will be available for purchase by “Spice of Africa”.


Cosponsored by Regional Arts & Culture Council, World Affairs Council of Oregon and Oregon Historical Society

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