Join us for a free film showing and lively community discussion on Friday, October 18th, from 6:30 to 9 pm! The urban champion Jane Jacobs had a special relationship with the City of Portland over its evolution as diverse place of mixed uses and walkable neighborhoods. Jacobs championed lively, diverse neighborhoods, and citizen activism to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive government. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than this visionary activist. The film will be shown at the Portland Mennonite Church, located at 1312 SE 35th Ave, Portland. All ages welcome and refreshments will be served.
The film will be introduced by Chet Orloff, Oregon historian and author, following a Q&A after the film with noted community leaders including Sabina Urdes, a professional community engagement specialist and Chair of the Lents Neighborhood Association. With audience input, we will be discussing Portland’s changing civic relationship with city government, and the fight for preserving neighborhood representation in city legal code structure. Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight power for the sake of better cities.
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Co-sponsored by the NW Examiner, X-Ray FM, and KeepPortlandNeighborly.org