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By The Skanner News
Published: 22 February 2006

A special matinee for GrandmaZula's Legacy, a true story of several generations of powerful women, will be presented exclusively for middle school, high school and college students at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstate Ave.

This special matinee is by RSVP only. Call 503-823-4322 for reservations. Tickets are $5.

Two screenings are open to the public at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. These are general admission showings, but with limited seating, and reservations are suggested. Tickets are $10.

Principal narration is by Julianne R. Johnson, great-granddaughter of Zula Mae Kiser. It weaves together a patchwork of friends and family, as well as historical facts, to convey this timeless story of struggle and triumph.
Grandma Zula's Legacy is a documentary based on the inspirational legacy of the Kiser/Payne family in Portland.Kiser/Payne women have a long tradition of being cornerstones of their communities, transcending racial barriers, and using political channels to meet their communities' needs, from Texas farm life in the 1930s, to union organizing and political activism. The core of this documentary is the belief that ordinary individuals can accomplish extraordinary things, and we all have the power to affect change.

This is an engaging piece that not only educates about historic forces shaping our country but may also inspire people to take action in their communities.

Grandma Zula's Legacy is an effort to transcend all barriers and cultural divides to unite the community.
Executive producer is Julianne R. Johnson; producer is Alisa Blum; and producer/director is Michael Magaurn.

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