Win Tickets ($40): Portland Story Theater presents Bridges, Personal Stories About Race @ Hipbone Studio | Free Food, Locals Share Stories

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Personal Stories About Race @ Hipbone Studio on October 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 25.

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Portland Story Theater presents Bridges, Personal Stories About RacePortland Story Theater presents
Bridges, Personal Stories
About Race

October 26, 2013
Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. | $15 ADV / $20 Doors | 18+
More info:

Hipbone Studio
1847 E Burnside St #104 Portland, OR 97214
(503) 358-0898 | More info:

Want to know more about race and race relations from the people who live in our community? Bridges is Portland Story Theater’s new series that brings together people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to share their personal narratives, closing the gap between “us” and “them.”

General Seating | Free Food | Beers $3 | Wine $5 | Non-alcoholic Beverages $1

Willie Welch: Journey
A journey from colored to negro to black to Afro-American finally leads to the realization that none of these adjectives fit a life of cultural and emotional transition growing up in the mean streets of Los Angeles. Willie Welch left those streets 19 years ago to settle in N.E. Portland. He is retired and spends his time gardening, constructing paper sculpture, writing poetry, having fun with his mentee, and walking his Rottweiler.

Donna Kelly: Where’s My Neighborhood?
A life time of living in the same home in North Portland has given way to a lot of changes in the neighborhood and leaves Donna wondering just where has her neighborhood gone? Donna Kelly is a facilitator at Race Talks.

Paula Small: We Wear the Mask
Paula’s personal story is a tale of culture clashes and crashes resulting in possibly more questions than answers. Paula plays with numbers by day and enjoys playing with words by night. She is a poet and storyteller wherever the world takes her.

Judith Mowry: Reflection in The Rearview Mirror
Sometimes the direction of our lives can only be clear to us in retrospect. What seems like a meandering series of events looks like a very direct path through the rear view mirror. Judith Mowry is a 30+ year resident of Portland, proud and delighted mother of three amazing grown kids and loves her work reforming government by addressing institutional bias and racism.

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5 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Portland Story Theater presents Bridges, Personal Stories About Race @ Hipbone Studio | Free Food, Locals Share Stories

  1. Bev Patterson October 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    My husband and I are raising our African american grandson. we have had people call us white trash, and other names. I am amazed that in our day and age people are still that ignorant. I would love tickets to to. Thanks.

  2. kristine midyett October 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this event. I work at a school and we are continually working to improve the cultural gap. Personal stories bring it home and allow us to think about what is happening right around our neighborhoods rather than speaking about it in a larger, abstract context.

  3. Naomi Veak October 24, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    It is so important to make these issues seen, and HEARD. I want to know more.

  4. Keesah October 25, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    THANK YOU PDX PIPELINE bringing light to such a cross cultural and generational event. PDX Story Theater and Hipbone Studios are taking an active approach to opening the air waves to race in PDX. I truly hope more stories can be told throughout the world and more bridges closed.

    **PDX PIPELINE if possible Id vote to let all 3 commenters Bev, Kristine and Naomi a pair of tix!!!**

  5. Nicole October 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Storytelling and consciousness raising?! What a way to spend a Saturday night!

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