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Events & Announcements
Calendar 2018
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founder of Portland’s chapter of the ‘60s-era black empower-
ment organization, for a walking tour in NE Portland. Listen to
his personal memories of revolutionary activism and communi-
ty service, and be inspired for today’s fight for change. A tour
map/educational resource will be available for purchase on site.
Tickets $10. Noon – 3 p.m., starts at parking lot of Martin Luther
King Jr. School, 4906 NE 6th Ave.
HILLSBORO AIRPORT AIR FAIR: Come on out to the Hillsboro Air-
port Air Fair for tours, children’s activities, flight simulators, and
aircraft displays. The event is free! From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the
Hillsboro Airport, 3355 NE Cornell Rd., Hillsboro.
OREGON ARCHIVES CRAWL: Vintage photo lovers, history buffs,
scholars, students, genealogists and every curious person
in-between is welcome to join the Oregon Archives Crawl. Start
at any of these locations: City of Portland Archives & Records
Center, the Oregon Historical Society or the Multnomah County
Library. At each site you’ll find representatives from archives,
special collections, and heritage organizations to help guide
your crawl. Free. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ALL ABOUT FRUIT SHOW: See and taste hundreds of varieties
of heirloom fruit from the Pacific Northwest including apples,
pears, plums, grapes, kiwis, quince, and more. Home Orchard So-
ciety aims to help lots of folks launch into the pleasure of grow-
ing good fruit at home. If you love fruit or want to grow your
own fruit trees, this is the place to be. Family ticket $12, from 10
a.m. – 4 p.m., Main Pavilion Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694
NE 4th Ave., Canb.
brought to you by
Nike and the Trail Blazers Celebrate the Tip-
Off of Citywide Courts Revitalization Project
Last week, kids in outer southeast Portland gathered at Portland Parks & Recreation’s Parklane Park with Nike, the Portland Trail
Blazers, Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish, Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler, and guests to celebrate the beginning of the 2018
Portland Basketball Courts Revitalization Project. This three-year project, announced in June, will refresh and upgrade outdoor
basketball courts in up to 30 Portland Parks & Recreation sites — including Parklane Park, one of the first to be revitalized — thanks to
a more than $1 million donation by Nike and the Trail Blazers. From now through 2020, basketball courts in up to 30 parks in Portland
will be repaired and refreshed with new paint and a new design featuring the name of the park. Pictured here with neighborhood kids
is Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkić.
Portland News Briefs
Oregon State
Honored for
to Diversity
Oregon State University has received the 2018 High-
er Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest
and largest diversity-focused publication in higher
As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a na-
tional honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universi-
ties that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to
diversity and inclusion — Oregon State will be fea-
tured, along with 95 other recipients, in the Novem-
ber 2018 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
RY: IPRC 20th Anniversary Reading at City Hall features Portland
Over the past two years alone, Oregon State has en-
literary favorites  Lidia Yuknavitch,  Anis Mojgani, and  Martha
gaged in many efforts that have helped make the uni-
Grover  with emcee  B. Frayn Masters.  Chloe Eudaly Portland
versity a strong candidate for the award, Alexander
City Commissioner, founder of the IPRC, will also be in atten-
dance.  Original broadsides included with the $12 entry, 7 – 9
This includes: developing a university diversity
p.m. Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave.
strategic plan; instituting a bias response team; or-
ganizing the work of the President and Provost’s
Leadership Council to review data related to stu-
dents, faculty and staff recruitment and retention,
ST. JOHN’S MUSEUM SNEAK PEEK: Stop into the St. Johns Muse-
and forward recommendations to the president and
See Community Calendar on page 5
provost; developing a statement on the importance of
diversity which has been
approved by the pres-
ident; and developing
and launching diversity
dashboards, a collection
of tables that present
Application Deadline:
summary information
October 31, 2018
about students, faculty
and staff through a di-
For more information and
versity and equity lens;
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and continuing to review
Foundation scholarship
salary disparities.
Additionally, Oregon
application, go to
State has seven indepen-
dent cultural resource
centers, with most build-
Scholarships will be awarded
to reflect the
at the Martin Luther King, Jr.
culture they represent.
Breakfast on January 21, 2019.
These are the Asian & Pa-
cific Cultural Center, the
Lonnie B. Harris Black
Cultural Center, the
Centro Cultural César
Chávez, the Ettihad Cul-
tural Center, the Native
American Longhouse,
THINK & DRINK WITH ELI SASLOW: Oregon Humanities’ 2018–19
Think & Drink series will begin October 24, with Eli Saslow, a
Portland-based reporter for the Washington Post and author of
the new book “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a For-
mer White Nationalist.” From 7 – 8:30 p.m., Alberta Rose Theater,
3000 NE Alberta St.
the Pride Center and the Women’s Center.
OSF Announces Executive Director
Cynthia Rider’s Departure
 Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today that
Executive Director Cynthia Rider has opted not to re-
new her contract beyond its current term and will
continue to serve until an interim Executive Director
is named.
Rider has served as OSF’s executive director since
2013, during a time of incredible success for OSF,
producing award-winning theater and sending new
works to Broadway and theaters across the coun-
try. This announcement comes as OSF embarks on a
search to replace Artistic Director Bill Rauch and en-
ters into a period of visioning to chart a sustainable
course for its future.
Gail Lopes, chair of the OSF Board of Directors,
thanked Cynthia for her strong commitment to OSF
during her tenure. “The Board applauds all that we
have accomplished together with Cynthia to further
OSF’s mission,” Lopes said, “and we have greatly ap-
preciated her collegial style, her optimism, and the
meaningful relationships that many of us have devel-
oped with her over the years.”
Rider will stay on with OSF during the transition
to interim leadership, which should occur before the
end of November. She will be available to the Board
and the Festival in an advisory capacity during 2019.
OSF will be launching a search for a new ED, and it is
anticipated that the existing Artistic Director search
will be completed in time for the new AD to play a
strong role in selecting administrative leadership.
Highlights of Rider’s six seasons at OSF include the
completion of a new Long Range Plan; the Access for
All campaign, which renovated the Bricks and added
an elevator and wheelchair seating to the Angus Bow-
mer Theatre; and the opening of the new Hay-Patton
Rehearsal Center.
Prior to joining OSF, Rider spent nine years at Kan-
sas City Repertory Theatre as managing director and,
earlier, as associate director for advancement and
administration. Rider’s leadership experience also
includes six years as executive director of the Kansas
City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Rider’s theatre history
also includes time spent on the stage. She started as
a resident company member, guest artist and young
company actor at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Rider
graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine
Arts from Boston University.
Founded by Angus Bowmer in 1935, the Oregon
Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has grown from a three-
day festival of two plays to a nationally renowned
theatre arts organization that presents an eight-
month season of up to 11 plays that include works
by Shakespeare as well as a mix of classics, musicals
See Briefs on page 5