Reclaiming Black Joy Event Creates Community in Gresham’s Rockwood – This Is Oregon

Reclaiming Black Joy moves east through Multnomah County, appearing in a new location in Gresham on Sunday afternoon.

The series of events, which took place monthly throughout the summer and fall at Dawson Park in North Portland, is described as “a cultural activation and creative venue initiative based on the park”, sponsored by the county of Multnomah. Racial and ethnic approaches to community health program.

And while the events of Dawson Park ended for the year on October 6the series gets another hurray from across the county on Sunday, October 30.

The event will begin at noon with a community walk from Vance Park to Rockwood Market Hall, where the festivities will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., organizers said. The room will host food, music, and a variety of community resources, including COVID-19 vaccinations.

Gresham Mayor Travis Stovall will open the event, which will also provide free meals for the first 350 attendees.

Rockwood Market Hall, which opened in Mayis a modern food hall intended to serve as a catalyst for growth in the historically underfunded neighborhood on the border of Gresham and northeast Portland. Sunday will be the site of an event that aims to “celebrate community and spread joy” in the community.

—Jamie Hale

503-294-4077; [email protected]; @HaleJamesB

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