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2014 Vanport Multimedia Project

“The Wake of Vanport”

Join us for the next public screening of the

NPMTC Vanport Oral Histories

December 14, 2014

Save the Date! Mark your calendars!

Sunday December 14, 2014 at 2 p.m.

The Oregon Historical Society 

1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon

“The Wake of Vanport” honors the death of a city and the viewing of its history through the collection of Vanport stories told by the voices of those who lived there. It is also a celebration of life after loss. Vanport is a lost city of Oregon with a rich history for all Oregonians.

v Join us for this screening of multimedia works
v Post presentation discussion with survivors and producers
v Refreshments will be served
v Open to the public and free admission 

The Vanport Multimedia Project is an ongoing project of The North Portland Multimedia Training Center (NPMTC) to collect and archive oral history from individuals in the Portland African American community. Thanks to the generous support of Meyer Memorial Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and The Skanner Newsgroup for supporting the 2014 Vanport Multimedia Project. NPMTC is a project of The Skanner Foundation.


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Photo Credit:http://wwwhistoricalthreads.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-history-detective-quest-in-wilds-of.html

The NPMTC 2014 Vanport Film Project invites community members to participate in telling, producing, collecting, and viewing Vanport survivor oral histories.  The Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, and The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition have partnered with The Skanner Foundation and NPMTC to sponsor the project. 

Free story gathering workshops will be offered and include learning video and audio recording to capture the interviews, and editing skills necessary to produce multimedia stories. The free weekend workshops begin July 12 extending to July 27 with a break in-between for filming/recording interviews. The commitment is around 32 hours of workshop time plus 5-10 additional hours for filming outside the classroom. 

For more information and to apply for workshops visit the Vanport Project blog on Tumblr

NPMTC is a project of The Skanner Foundation, est. 1993 as the non-profit entity of The Skanner News Group to further education among African Americans.  For more information about NPMTC visit www.npmtc.org.    

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