Recess Gallery

Location

1127 se 10th Ave.
Portland
,
OR
97214
,
US

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Past Events

Sunday
Mar
16
2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Recess Gallery
Work Force Screenings presents ASOTRECOL 2014, 55 minutes. A couple weeks ago we screened "An Injury to One" which shed some light on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and their struggles in the auto plants of Detroit in the late 60s. The film also showcased the tactics they employed and some of their minor successes. On March 9th, we'll be screening a documentary that looks at a contemporary struggle a little farther away than Detroit by one of those very companies. From Wikipedia, "ASOTRECOL is a group of 68 current and former workers at GM Colmotores, GM's Colombian subsidiary, which formed on May 19, 2011. ASOTRECOL set up a shelter in front of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia's capital, Bogotá, on August 2, 2011. After a year of peaceful protest, several members sewed their mouths closed and initiated a hunger strike on August 1, 2012. The association's members were fired by GM after they incurred injuries while working at its Bogotá plant and received no medical benefits or severance. They are seeking a solution with GM Colmotores that would include compensation for medical costs and reintegration into GM's workforce." People across the North American continent have been fasting in solidarity with the struggle of ASOTRECOL. This film documents their struggle and was produced by VENISPA out of London, England. You can find news and updates here: https://www.facebook.com/SolidarityWithGMHungerStrikers +++++ Work Force Screenings (WFS) is a series of documentary films focusing on labor struggles of the past that will inform organizing of today. WFS hopes to use film to connect all those who fight for safer workplaces, humane working conditions, and a more lively and cohesive political organ. $5 suggested donation & refreshments available for donation. @ RECESS 1127 SE 10th Ave Portland, OR 97214 http://www.facebook.com/events/1396308793970574/
Sunday
Mar
9
2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Recess Gallery
Work Force Screenings presents ASOTRECOL 2014, 55 minutes. A couple weeks ago we screened "An Injury to One" which shed some light on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and their struggles in the auto plants of Detroit in the late 60s. The film also showcased the tactics they employed and some of their minor successes. On March 9th, we'll be screening a documentary that looks at a contemporary struggle a little farther away than Detroit by one of those very companies. From Wikipedia, "ASOTRECOL is a group of 68 current and former workers at GM Colmotores, GM's Colombian subsidiary, which formed on May 19, 2011. ASOTRECOL set up a shelter in front of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia's capital, Bogotá, on August 2, 2011. After a year of peaceful protest, several members sewed their mouths closed and initiated a hunger strike on August 1, 2012. The association's members were fired by GM after they incurred injuries while working at its Bogotá plant and received no medical benefits or severance. They are seeking a solution with GM Colmotores that would include compensation for medical costs and reintegration into GM's workforce." People across the North American continent have been fasting in solidarity with the struggle of ASOTRECOL. This film documents their struggle and was produced by VENISPA out of London, England. You can find news and updates here: https://www.facebook.com/SolidarityWithGMHungerStrikers +++++ Work Force Screenings (WFS) is a series of documentary films focusing on labor struggles of the past that will inform organizing of today. WFS hopes to use film to connect all those who fight for safer workplaces, humane working conditions, and a more lively and cohesive political organ. $5 suggested donation & refreshments available for donation. @ RECESS 1127 SE 10th Ave Portland, OR 97214 http://www.facebook.com/events/1396308793970574/
Monday
Dec
2
2013
Monday, December 2, 2013 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Recess Gallery
William H. Whyte was ‘an American urbanist, organizational analyst, journalist and people-watcher.’ You’ve likely heard the oft quoted line, “It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people. What is remarkable is how often this has been accomplished.” That was William H. Whyte. In the 1970′s, Whyte assembled a group of researchers and filmmakers to apply academies of cultural anthropology to modern urbanites and the way they interact with each other in metropolitan space. Within the produced film, Whyte offers astute conclusions drawn from the exhausting volumes of data his team collected. When finally released in 1988, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces connected the way we use large public squares vs. intimate, carved out personal spaces and their relation to street life. Please join us at RECESS as we share this film together and discuss its implications for cities today, and how we as citizens can improve our own public social space. BYOB http://www.facebook.com/events/671836106180201/
Tuesday
Nov
19
2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Recess Gallery
Academy for the New Social Imagination (ANSI) is an ad-hoc pedagogical experiment that mobilizes the surplus of creative research in the Portland region. ANSI brings together artists and civic-minded scholars of all sorts under a shared platform of free courses, workshops, screenings, and other events. Each instance of ANSI will focus on curricula that seeks to implore social issues through a critical and reactive lens. ANSI privileges responsive and affective research in the form of artistic works and innovative social actions in the public sphere. Irrespective of the structure or the specific curricula and materials that shape it, all manifestations of ANSI promote active thinking, improvisation, and collective action. The first instantiation of ANSI is a continuation of self-organized free course, The Commons, The Sacred, and the Public Domain (Commons Course). The course has been structured on curriculum developed by its attendees on a rolling basis. In early iterations of the course, we spent time reflecting on our interests and what brought us together. Major themes such as sacred geographies, intellectual property and copyright, and tactical urbanism emerged as we found common threads. This model has served the group well, but now it is time to look back to see how to move forward. It is also time to hear from new folks with their own set of research interests and skills. Are you curious about the intersection of social action and theory? Have you been to the course and you want to share what you appreciated? Do you have your own ideas about alternative pedagogy? Do you want to carve out your own space to learn with others? Let's talk about possibilities for the continuation of this course and others. Join us next Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM for a brainstorming and planning meeting. http://www.facebook.com/events/1378216112424294/
Tuesday
Oct
22
2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Recess Gallery
Continuing our Free School commons class, we'll be discussing 'The Garden' documentary we screened last time at Recess Gallery, as well as Chapter #2 of Paulo Freire's 'PEDAGOGY of the OPPRESSED linked here: http://www.users.humboldt.edu/jwpowell/edreformFriere_pedagogy.pdf http://www.facebook.com/events/599101336794165/
Tuesday
Sep
3
2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Recess Gallery
Continuing the free course started last winter and returned recently to PNCA, Recess Gallery will be hosting our next meeting of the minds. Don't forget to read the writings! http://www.facebook.com/events/658032060882297/