Friends of Noise Presents - Rose City Rising: a candlelight vigil to remember and mourn all people that passed in 2020



Friends of Noise Presents - Rose City Rising: a candlelight vigil to remember and mourn all people that passed in 2020

May 21 - May 30th
Local Portland Area Parks and Pioneer Courthouse Square 
7-8 pm


For the past year I've been struck at the lack of national to local acknowledgment of the emotional toll of the loss of life due to the pandemic and other causes. I lost an uncle last February and an aunt last November (neither due to Covid-19) Both were my mom's last siblings and the reason that I moved to Oregon. Sadly we, like millions of people across the country were unable to say goodbye and pay our respects due to the pandemic. We are inviting people to attend candlelight vigils in local parks with small PA systems (provided by Friends of Noise) for open mic remembrances and mutual aid tabling groups in order for attendees to find the support they need to start their own healing journeys. 
All vigils will start at 7 pm 
May 21            Columbia Park,           4503 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
May 22            Wellington Park          6601 NE Mason St, Portland, OR 97218
May 23            Wilshire Park,             4116 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97212
May 24            King School Park        NE 6th Ave & NE Humboldt St, Portland, OR 97211
May 26            Laurelhurst                  SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
May 27            Lents park                   4808 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
May 28            Hamilton Park             4300 SW 47th Dr, Portland, OR 97221
May 29            Chapman Park            NW 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97210
May 30            Pioneer Courthouse Square 
 
The vigil at Pioneer Courthouse Square will be simulcast on Friends of Noise YouTube channel, Open Signal Ch 29 and XRAY.fm, This will enable anyone in our region to see ASL interpretation of the speakers and to listen to the vigil in the comfort of their homes.
This event was partially funded with support from the City of Portland's Supporting Community Healing with Art Initiative.
For additional information contact: 

Andre Middleton 971-808-2342, [email protected]

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