Back Issues: January 4, 2018

Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at WSU Vancouver Jan. 15

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The public is invited to Washington State University Vancouver on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to participate in “Reclaiming Our King: The Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.” The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. This free event includes lunch.

Guests will be invited to participate in a community reading of King’s anti-imperialist speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” delivered April 4, 1967, at the Riverside Church in New York City.

A member from Anakbayan Portland will present about the organization’s “Take Back our Education” platform and black/Filipino solidarity. Anakbayan Portland aims to unite Filipino youth of all backgrounds to achieve genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines.

The event will conclude with a keynote address, “Kent Ford, Elder Street Fightin’ Statesman.” Ford is a founding member of the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party–Portland Panthers. In 1969 he and other Portland Panthers helped organize a free breakfast program at the Highland Community Church of Christ that fed up to 125 children and the Fred Hampton Memorial People’s Health Clinic that extended free medical care five evenings a week.

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Southwest WA Watercolor Society hosts “Artists Helping Artists” event Jan. 13

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Southwest WA Watercolor Society invites artists of all skill levels to a workshop with Bev Jozwiak on Saturday Jan. 13. “Painting Life with Life in Watercolors” begins at 1 p.m., at Frost Art Center at Clark College. The workshop is the inaugural “Artist Helping Artist” (AHA) presentation for 2018. Joswiak is an award winning artist and great workshop teacher residing in Vancouver. She will share her watercolor story, doing a demonstration, and sharing her recent book, Painting Life with Life in Watercolor. Books will be available for purchase and personal signing.

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Warehouse ’23 to Host Cashback Day for Friends of the Carpenter today

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Warehouse ’23 will host a cashback fundraising event to benefit Friends of the Carpenter (FOC). Today, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 50 percent of what each guest spends on food and beverage, including happy hour, will be donated to FOC. Guest must let their server know they are there to support FOC to ensure that donation will be made. Guests are encouraged to make a reservation for brunch, lunch or dinner. Warehouse ’23 is located at 100 Columbia St., #102, in Vancouver. Learn more at warehouse1923.com.

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Film service Kanopy arrives in Vancouver

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is ringing in 2018 by offering Kanopy, a free film streaming service offering more than 30,000 foreign-language films, indies, documentaries, instructional videos from The Great Courses, classics and more.

Kanopy is available to Fort Vancouver Regional Library cardholders on any device with access to the internet via http://fvrl.kanopystreaming.com or by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Kanopy also provides captions and transcripts and JAWS screen readers for those with visual and/or hearing difficulties.

The San Francisco based Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for 3,000 colleges and universities worldwide, and is now available to public library systems around the globe. The library expansion began in early 2017, and Kanopy is now available in more than 200 library systems and over 1200 individual public library locations across the US.

 

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