2017 Annual Membership Meeting: Oregon Walks to the Movies
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Friday, May 5th, 7:00pm
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Avenue
This May marks the 101st birthday of Jane Jacobs, beloved rabblerouser, bestselling author, community organizer, makeshift urban planner and highway fighter who saved her New York City neighborhood from the bulldozers of Robert Moses' Urban Renewal schemes. Her book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" offered biting critique on midcentury urban planning by writing on the importance on building walkable, affordable, dense, vibrant communities that she witnessed in her own neighborhood in Manhattan's Washington Park.
Oregon Walks invites you to celebrate Jane Jacobs' 101st birthday at our Annual Membership Meeting, which coincides with a screening of "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City," a new documentary coming out telling the story of her life, her advocacy, and her legacy.
Afterwards, Oregon Walks will host a short panel with women following in Jane Jacobs' footsteps in Portland to organize for walkable, livable communities, including:
Leah Treat, Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Vivian Satterfield, Deputy Director, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Madeline Kovacs, Program Coordinator, Portland For Everyone
Attendance to the movie and the panel afterwards is free for Oregon Walks members; if you are not yet a member, please consider becoming one (and the ticket to the event is on us!)
Cinema 21 is located at 616 NW 21st Ave, and is accessible via the 15, 17, 20, 77 bus routes, and the Portland Streetcar.