Voices of Portland documents the history of Portland’s neighborhoods through oral histories conducted in the mid 1970s. Self-published by Christine Emenc with a CETA grant in 1976, the book presents a conversational and non-authoritative telling of changes in the city. Celebrate the reprinting of this out-of-print book with a panel discussion on Portland’s development, approaches to oral histories and ethnography.
The speakers are Christine Ermenc – Executive Director, Windsor Historical Society (CT), Oral Historian, Author; Rozzell Medina – Director, Chiron Studies program at Portland State University; Judith Mowry & Celeste Carey – Restorative Listening Project; and Arlie Sommer – Eliot Oral History Project.
Voices of Portland takes place at Project Grow (2156 N Williams) at 7pm. Admission is a sliding scale ($0-10) donation. The book will be available for purchase too ($12 for members, $15 for non-members).