2018 Responsive Program Grants

Projects that received Responsive Program Grant funds from November 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

Cheryl Parton/Little Stone Project

Astoria Call to Life: An Earth Day Ingathering (Clatsop Community College Foundation, Astoria)
$1,000 in support of a performance by pianist Rachelle McCabe and writer Kathleen Dean Moore that uses music and words to address the global climate crisis and mass extinctions.

Beyond the Bars (Champion Team of Yamhill County, McMinnville)
$1,000 in support of peer support groups and a job fair for people coming out of jail or prison.

Bridging Our Divide Community Dialogue Events (Bridging Our Divide, Salem)
$1,000 in support of community conversations focused on fostering understanding across political and ideological divides

First Draft Gatherings (Arts Council of Pendleton, Pendleton)
$1,000 in support of free monthly gatherings featuring author readings and Q&A sessions

Black History Month Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro (Self Enhancement, Inc., Portland)
$1,000 in support of a screening of Raoul Peck's documentary I Am Not Your Negro followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Aisha Karefa-Smart, a niece of James Baldwin, and Darrais Carter, assistant professor of Black studies at Portland State University.

Little Stone Project (Bend)
$880 in support of Little Stone Project, a four-day art and education event to encourage participants to reflect on their individual contributions to larger social movements

Love You Madly (Eugene/Springfield NAACP, Eugene)
$1,000 in support of a series of performances and conversations with eight local Black artists at the Mims House in Eugene

PICA World AIDS Day Program (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland)
$1,000 in support of a three-day series of video screenings, readings, and panel discussions relating to the work of Sarah Schulman, an AIDS historian and journalist

Season of Nonviolence: Julissa Arce (Central Oregon Community College, Bend)
$1,000 in support of a lecture and community conversations with immigration and education rights advocate Julissa Arce

SHINE Program Intervention Programming (Impact NW, Beaverton)
$1,000 in support of a program providing bilingual legal information regarding immigration, bystander intervention and self-empowerment curriculum for young girls, and self-defense classes for young parents and families

This Land (High Desert Museum, Bend)
$1,000 in support of a series of film screenings, panel discussions, and community conversations about the role of public lands in Oregon.


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