APRIL 12, 2017 Portland and Seattle Volume XXXIX No. 28 25 CENTS News ...............................3,9,10 A & E .....................................6-7 Opinion ...................................2 Spiritual Care Interns .....9 Calendars ........................... 4-5 Bids/Classifieds ....................11 CHALLENGING PEOPLE TO SHAPE A BETTER FUTURE NOW PHOTO COURTESY OF MARANATHA CHURCH BLACK VIOLIN The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Peace and Justice will host a community forum on police reform April 25. AMA, IPR to Host Forums on Police Reform C itizens concerned about the fate of police reform in Portland will have the chance to offer input at five upcoming forums – four hosted by the Independent Police Re- view board, and one hosted by the Al- bina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Peace and Justice. The AMA will hold a public forum to take feedback on the city’s progress with the Department of Justice Agree- ment from 6 to 8 p.m. April 25 at Ma- ranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Ave. in Portland. According to a press release the or- ganization issued last week, leaders See FORUMS on page 3 ‘Sweat’ Wins Pulitzer Lynn Nottage becomes the first woman to win two Pulitzers for drama page 6 Movies Opening This Week page 7 Kev Marcus and Will B, members of Black Violin, the classically trained hip hop duo, performed April 5 to a packed Moore Theatre audience. After starting their Unity Tour in Portland on April 3, the popular violinists stopped in Seattle before heading off to perform in 13 more cities before ending their tour on June 18 in Washington D.C. No Right to Rest for Unhoused Oregonians As HHB 2215 dies, a new report details criminalization of homelessness By Christen McCurdy Of The Skanner News A bill to protect the rights of houseless people in public spaces died quietly last week, just on the heels of a report released by the ACLU of Oregon detailing the ways local govern- ments effectively criminal- ize homelessness. Legislators had until Fri- day to schedule a hearing for House Bill 2215, which advocates were calling the Right to Rest Act — but by the end of the day failed to do so. It sought to cod- ify the rights to “use and move freely in public spac- es without discrimination and time limitations that are based on housing sta- tus,” including the right right to rest, eat and wor- ship (and to occupy legally parked vehicles). The day before that dead- line the ACLU of Oregon released a report, “Decrim- inalizing Homelessness: Why the Right to Rest is a High Road for Oregon,” detailing the extent to which certain activities have been criminalized by county and municipal gov- ernments throughout the state — in ways that target unhoused people dispro- portionately, including African Americans, who are much more likely to experience homelessness and to have adverse inter- actions with law enforce- ment. The report analyzes a set of municipal anti-home- less codes in four catego- ries: standing, sitting and resting in public places; sleeping, camping and lodging in public places, in- cluding vehicles; begging, panhandling and soliciting as well as loitering. It also includes excerpts from in- terviews conducted by the Western Regional Advoca- cy Project of 565 unhoused Oregonians. It found: • 125 laws that outlaw some form of sleeping or camping in public spac- es, and 31 Oregon cities that restrict sleeping in one’s vehicle even if it is illegally parked; See HOMELESSNESS on page 3 OHSU Graduate Leaves Portland for New York Residency Ann Oluloro was one of a few Black medical students at OHSU’s School of Medicine By Melanie Sevcenko Of The Skanner News T his June, Ann Oluloro, a med- ical student at Oregon Health & Sciences University, will say goodbye to her native Portland and embark on the next crucial step to becoming a doctor. For the next several years, Olu- loro will be completing her graduate medical training in obstetrics and gynecology as a resident of the Uni- versity of Buffalo. It’s a long way from home, but the city in upstate New York was among her top three choices for potential residencies. “They say to choose a program based on your gut instinct,” said Olu- loro, in an interview with The Skan- ner. “I just loved the residents at Buf- falo.” Her relocation to the chilly city was the culmination of Match Day, likely the most significant moment in any medical student’s life. Every March, graduating students are “matched” with residencies See OHSU on page 3 PHOTO BY MELANIE SEVCENKO The Skanner News Staff PHOTO BY SUSAN FRIED Reformers seek input on compliance report, though future of city’s settlement is uncertain OHSU medical student Ann Oluloro graduates in June and will start her residency at the University of Buffalo.