SEE Portland

The Spring Engagement Experience (SEE) Portland was an opportunity to learn stories of racial (in)justice and community strength and resistance in the Black, Indigenous and other communities of North Portland. Participants learned how we connect to these shared stories and explored how we move forward together as a community. Over 100 University of Portland students, faculty and staff participated in some part of the program that included two Zoom learning and discussion events bookending three weeks of participation in walking and biking tours, podcasts, documentaries, interviews, a UP student play, and events curated by our Moreau Center staff. Participants could pick and choose the learning opportunities they were most interested in and that worked best for their schedules and locations, as we had people join from within Portland and around the country.

We are so grateful for our collaboration with Vanport Mosaic, a memory-activism platform that amplifies, honors, presents, and preserves the silenced histories that surround us in order to understand our present, and create a future where we all belong, as well as the facilitation of our closing Zoom event by Donovan Smith, a local artist, writer, speaker and producer.

You can participate in this learning about Portland on your own through our "Enrichment Activities" document that includes the suggested walking and biking tours, podcasts, documentaries, interviews, a UP student play, and local community organizations to follow on social media.

 Vanport Bike Tour

SEE Portland participants doing the Vanport bike tour, including in the "Enrichment Activities" document.

For any questions, please contact Tyler Wagner at wagnert@up.edu.