The Skanner Foundation's The Wake of Vanport Screening and Discussion will air on television several times this month. The dates and times for the Comcast Xfinity channels are below.
The community was invited for a screening and presentation on Sunday, August 28 at Open Signal in Portland. The Skanner Foundation presented “The Wake of Vanport,” a series of short documentary films about the city of Vanport, a housing development created for Kaiser shipyard workers at the onset of World War II. The development — which included schools, community centers and day cares — housed the first large influx of African Americans to the Portland area, and was at one time Oregon’s second largest city.
The screening was following by a lively and heartfelt community discussion moderated by Bernie Foster, publisher of The Skanner News.
For more information on other channels you can view The Wake of Vanport screening and discussion, visit https://www.opensignalpdx.org/cable-tv/channels/.
To watch these airings online go to: https://www.watch.opensignalpdx.org/cable.
This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities