The Emanuel Displaced Persons Association 2 is a group that is comprised of the decedents of the homes and businesses displaced by the Emanuel Hospital expansion in the 1960s and 70s. They recently sent out his update. There is an interesting report and an upcoming event that may be of interest. Here’s their update
1. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the EDPA2 survey. The purpose of the survey is to reach as many families as possible who were impacted specifically by the Emanuel Hospital expansion. In other words, if your family home/s and/or business/es were demolished to accommodate Emanuel Hospital, you should complete the survey HERE. The flyer is attached. Please continue to share and post!
2. Byrd, a cofounder of EDPA2 has an unique and awesome opportunity to purchase a home in Central Albina “in close proximity to the project area.” The home has significant historic value and is one of the remaining Black owned homes in Central Albina. The plan is to use some aspect of the home for the community service aspect of EDPA2. link to donate There’s an immediate need to raise $5,000 by January 31, 2022. Thank you!
3. Lastly, the groundbreaking 104-page report by EDPA2 and FutureLab is now updated and ready to share! The report is now 161 pages Reclamation Toward the Futurity of Central Albina: Dreamworld Urbanism is scheduled for release on Monday January 31, 2022 at 3pm. Go to PDXScholar after that time and search “Central Albina” to find the report.
After you’ve had a chance to read and digest the report, you are invited to an online event “Show EDPA2 Some Love” on Valentine’s Day, Monday February 14, 2022 at 6:00pm. EDPA2 and FutureLab are at it again but this time we want to hear from YOU. Please join us for Curiosities, Ruminations and Feedback on the report. What stands out to you? What questions do you have? What do you want to discuss further? Better yet, What did you learn? REGISTER HERE This event is free to the public.
Contributions toward the purchase of one of the few remaining historic and Black-owned homes in Central Albina are appreciated. REGISTER HERE—