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#BlackIN – Marilyn T. Keller

#BlackIN – Marilyn T. Keller

Marilyn T. Keller, 2016 Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame Inductee, is a 38-year veteran of music and stage performance in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, Blues, and theater, nationally and internationally. Her musical roots are diverse. Marilyn has built a career that has taken her as a feature artist to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Russia and the UK for concerts, festivals, nightclubs and recording work.

#BlackIN – Belise Nishimwe

#BlackIN – Belise Nishimwe

Belise Nishimwe is a rising senior at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon. Extremely passionate about social justice, international relations, and law especially as it pertains to immigrants and their rights, Nishimwe was born and lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania until the age of five, when she and her family moved to America through Catholic Charities. Now a U.S. citizen, she has dedicated herself to be someone who can create a platform that gives a voice to immigrants and refugees and the representation they need.

#BlackIN – Jeanette Mmunga

#BlackIN – Jeanette Mmunga

Jeanette Mmunga is one of the youth co-founders of I Am M.O.R.E. (iammoreresilient.com). Her goal is to become an empowerment speaker and mid-wife, helping other Black girls and women give birth to their innate creativity, their sense of purpose, and their empowered resiliency.

AGE is a Gift – Karen Kitchen

AGE is a Gift – Karen Kitchen

AGE is honored to spotlight Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation), a vocalist, performer, song carrier, and storyteller. Thank you for performing and sharing the poem, “For Calling The Spirit Back From Wandering The Earth In Its Human Feet” by Joy Harjo. It is from the book titled Conflict Resolution For Holy Beings

AGE is a Gift – Shelley B Shelley

AGE is a Gift – Shelley B Shelley

Well I’ll BDAN! AGE is excited to spotlight Shelley B Shelley, whose latest project is BDAN, a Black Diaspora Artists Network as part of the AGE Community Engagement programs.

AGE is a Gift – Willard Harris

AGE is a Gift – Willard Harris

AGE is honored to spotlight Willard Harris, devoted grandmother of Portland artist and activist, Shani Harris-Bagwell, who has spent nearly a century making a difference in this world.

AGE is a Gift – Patty Kinswa-Gaiser

AGE is a Gift – Spotlight on Patty Kinswa-Gaiser

AGE is honored to spotlight Patty Kinswa-Gaiser in our AGE is a Gift series. Patty is an Elder member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. She is Taidnapaum Cowlitz which means “Upper Cowlitz”. The tribe originates in Eastern Lewis County to Cowlitz Prairie in Toledo, Washington.

What to Know About Starting Your Own Nonprofit

What to Know About Starting Your Own Nonprofit –

Jane Vogel, founder of Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE), shared her experiences of getting AGE off the ground and offered advice for vetting and launching your own big idea.

AGE is a Gift – Carmen Sylvester

AGE is a Gift – Spotlight on Carmen Sylvester

AGE would like to take a moment to introduce you to an extraordinary woman, Carmen Sylvester.  Who in 1973, became the first African American female police officer in the city of Portland and in the state of Oregon

AGE is a Gift – Connie Carley

AGE is a Gift – Spotlight on Connie Carley

AGE is excited to feature Connie Carley, co-founder of PassinArt, on the AGE is a Gift series.

AGE is a Gift – Caroline Miller

AGE is a Gift – Spotlight on Caroline Miller

AGE is honored to kick off our “AGE is a Gift” series with a spotlight on Caroline Miller, the first Latina Multnomah County Commissioner.

What happened to Meyer’s arts goal?

What happened to Meyer’s arts goal?   –   Here are some examples of arts and cultural initiatives that Meyer has funded in the past two years and how they would have fit under the redesigned Building Community goals and outcomes.

 

Adventures in Artslandia with Susannah Mars

Adventures in Artslandia with Susannah Mars – Interview with Jane Vogel and Amanda Squires on age discrimination.

Meet Jessica Dart, CoHo’s Artistic Fellow

Meet Jessica Dart, CoHo’s Artistic Fellow – CoHo Production’s first Artistic Fellow supported in part by AGE in the Arts Award

Stage and Studio – Keeping it Safe in Theatre

Stage and Studio – Keeping it Safe in Theatre – Jane Vogel of AGE joins host Dmae Roberts of KBOO Radio

At the Drammys: A Voice for Equity

At the Drammys: a voice for equity – OregonArtswatch: Portland’s Age & Gender Equity for the Arts is fighting for equal opportunities in the performing arts.

Press releases

Advance Gender Equity in the Arts Announces the 2019 AGE Equity Grants

Phase 1 Application (Intent to Apply) – January 15th – February 8th, 2019