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Season 35 Community Events

 

Community Artes builds mutually beneficial partnerships through a variety of projects created with the community at large. In order to promote positive change, Milagro shares its institutional resources to support cultural competence, nourish creative skills, and promote the next generation of art.


Upcoming Community Events

Events happening at Milagro that are by and for the community

Wolf at the Door by Marisela Treviño OrtaRoundtable
Wolf at the Door: Fairy tales, morality stories, and mythology

 
Date and Time
Saturday, April 27, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Location
El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro
537 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Admission
FREE. Reservations encouraged.

Join playwright Marisela Treviño Orta, director Rebecca Martinez, and Dr. Elena Avilés (Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at Portland State University) in a discussion about the themes of the upcoming Wolf at the Door, the relevance of fairy tales, the role of women, and the value of incorporating indigenous mythology in the creation of new stories.


PAST EVENTS

 

An Evening of Latinx Literature

Date and Time
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Doors open: 6:30 PM

Location
Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214

Admission
Admission is free. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
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Presented as an off-site event for the national conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, March 27 – 30, 2019 in Portland, OR. There will be snacks, refreshments, wine, and beer for sale.

7:00 – 8:30 PM: Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity

In anticipation of the upcoming release of the anthology Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity (Routledge, 2019), join us for a celebration of our contributors.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta, Editor
  • Jane Gabriels
  • Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros
  • Stephanie Laterza
  • Luis Lopez-Maldonado
  • Aline Mello
  • Kristen Millares Young

8:30 – 10:00 PM: Esta Es America: A Pan-Latinx Poetry Reading

A showcase of Latinx poets from around the United States to celebrate the multiplicity of our collective identities, to honor our disparate yet connected histories, and to express solidarity with Latinx people throughout the Americas.

Featuring:

  • Francisco Aragon
  • Yesenia Montilla
  • Luna Flores
  • Roy Guzman
  • Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
  • Raina Leon
  • J. Michael Martinez
  • Ruben Quesada
  • Maria Fernanda Snellings
  • Vincent Toro

Dr Shea LottTalk with Dr. Shea A Lott, Ph.D.:
Mental Health in Communities of Color

 
Date and Time
Saturday, March 16, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Location
El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro
537 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214

Admission
FREE. Reservations encouraged.

Join us for a talk and look at the stigma communities of color face surrounding mental health, and how this impacts treatment and everyone involved.

Dr. Lott is a clinical psychologist interested in social and cultural factors that impact the development of various psychological and behavioral disorders in African descent populations. His theoretical approach to treatment is a biopsychosocial approach. He helps clients develop self-awareness to resolve challenges, break hurtful and long standing patterns of behavior, and uncover their true potential for a more desirable emotional experience. He has a particular passion for helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety, spiritual concerns, relationship problems, and attention difficulties.


La SeguaRoundtable
La Segua: A morality tale on vanity and narcissism

 
Date and Time
Saturday, February 2, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Location
El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro
537 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Admission
FREE. Reservations encouraged.

Join us for a lively conversation and hard look at the themes of La Segua: vanity, narcissism, how they influence the stories we’re told, and their effect in today’s society. The event will be moderated by Portland State University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator for University Studies, Óscar Fernández, Ph.D., with PSU professors Elena Aviles (Chicano/Latino Studies) and Eddy Alvarez Jr.; and Portland Community College’s Chair of Women’s Studies Jimena Alvarado.

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Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, PlaywrightFinding Your Presence, Working Your Monologues to Audition with Power

with Ajai Terrazas Tripathi
presented by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA)


Date and Time
Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location
Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Cost
$30 PATA member; $50 non-member; $15 audit
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In this workshop actors will learn how to audition with power and leave a lasting impression. This workshop is designed to help actors overcome their nerves and center their minds so they may clearly and confidently share their voice and presence. Breathing, focusing exercises, and creative visualization will be used to help the actor find the right note, and deliver it consistently. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to: transform nervousness into creative energy, find their center and learn to master their voice, and confidently deliver their audition monologue.


Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland presents

Workshop with Zenén Zeferino y Radio Jarocho

We are happy to welcome Zenén Zeferino from Veracrúz and Radio Jarocho from New York for a Son Jarocho workshop (jarana, versado y zapateado). We will have a few jaranas to use. All levels welcome.

Nos da mucho gusto tener a Zenén Zeferino desde Veracruz y Radio Jarocho de Nueva York para un taller de Son Jarocho (jarana, versado, y zapateado). Tendremos unas jaranas para usar. Todos los niveles son bienvenidos.

DATE: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
TIME: 7 – 9 PM
LOCATION: El Zócalo en el Centro Milagro, 537 SE Stark Street, Portland
SUGGESTED DONATION/DONACIÓN SUGERIDA: $10

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Social Justice Fund Northwest

Funding Our Own Liberation – POC Fundraising Workshop

We know how crucial it is to build collective power, raise money, and leverage those funds into our own communities. We also know there are many systemic barriers to economic access for people of color. Whether you’re new to fundraising, experienced but need a reboot or refresher, or are in the middle of a fundraising campaign right now, this workshop will be a great way to dig into those issues with other people of color.

Join us for Funding Our Own Liberation, a Grassroots Fundraising Workshop for People of Color in Portland. Together, we’ll strengthen our skills as storytellers, fundraisers and agents for change within our community. (Registration is full.)

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RACC 2018 Workshops

ART & POWER: CREATIVE HEALING

If you are looking for signs of resiliency, look no further than the art-making of communities of color. People of color have long used artistic practices to heal from micro and macro level impacts of systemic oppression. Healing through art is an ever-evolving practice that has shifted and molded to build community, make sense out of pain, challenge dominant power structures, and re-envision our collective futures.

In the third iteration of the Art & Power series we explore the power of art and creative expression as tools for healing, survival and empowerment. Come listen, engage, and learn from three Portland-based artists of color: painter Sadé Beasley, poet leo ariel, and multidisciplinary artist Bobby Fouther, as they discuss and share ways that they have used art to heal themselves and their communities.

This event is a collaboration between RACC and Art Saved My Life (YGB, Deep Underground, Friends of Noise and Gentrification is WEIRD!) in an effort to create space for communities of color to come together for conversations and collective healing. Everyone is welcome but space is limited. We ask you to be mindful of that when reserving your ticket(s). Please contact Humberto Marquez Mendez if you have any questions or need accommodations to fully participate in this program.

Cost
Free. Reserve your spot here!

Date and Time
Wednesday June 20, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Location
El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro
537 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214

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