The Experience of Diversity, Gentrification, and Growth in Portland
The Civil Rights Section of the Oregon State Bar hosted a free public forum showing two poignant short films about the paradox of development in N/NE Portland. New and old residents of N/NE Portland learned about the history of their neighborhood and the different meanings of the term Ògentrification.Ó A panel discussion, moderated by OSB member Nkenge Harmon Johnson, followed. Panelists included Llondyn Elliott, a student film maker, Karl Dinkelspiel of the City of Portland Housing Bureau and Rukaiyah Adams from Future: Portland. The event was held May 27, 2015, at the McMenamins Kennedy School in NE Portland.