good people share: 0720
dear good people,
the notion of “cancelling” a year would have never crossed my mind if it wasn’t for this one. we’ve officially crossed the half way point of 2020 and the next six months really count. like really. we need to prepare for a theoretical all-nighter — preventing COVID-19 from continuing to infect vulnerable communities, ensuring basic human rights, tackling social injustice and electing thoughtful policymakers — all in slightly over 4,000 hours. the time to listen is always and the time to commit is now. let’s go.
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“music has the power to get underneath our skin and transport us.” – herbie hancock
playlists from previous months can found in the archives.
permanent fixture: every picture on 9-eyes.com has appeared on street view.
scale up americorps: the time for national service is now.
that band from your spotify playlist: confirmed pronunciation is krung-bin.
mahershala ali’s agent called ramy and asked how his client could be part of the show: this hulu series is good on so many levels.
powerful creative content that prompts action and reform: sign a petition calling for de-escalation and unconscious bias training for police officers.
legislative zoom fails: america’s senators are just like your colleagues: pretty bad at zoom.
walking is the newest transportation craze: my favorite activity if there is space for proper social distancing.
nostalgia for my walkman, not my minidisc player: gadget(s) that taught the world to socially distance.
please more road diets: proposals for making the manhattan bridge and fdr drive more bike/ped friendly.
start your own playlist: music discovery is on the rise.
does mid-career count as intern?: wednesdays with w+k - classes from some of the creative agency’s biggest and brightest brains.
hustle and bustle of new york city: from anywhere, usa.
slow passing of the torch at espn: you’ll recognize many of katie nolan’s friends.
make public space more equitable: nine ideas.
millennial aesthetic: instagrammable is a term that does not mean “beautiful” or even quite “photogenic”; it means something more like “readable.”
what’s the future of the office?: does your company actually need physical space?
@design.emergency: explores design’s role in the Covid-19 crisis in a collaboration between the design curator of moma and a design critic.
@michaeldtubbs: elected at age 22, now mayor of the first city in the u.s. to experiment with universal basic income. it’s working.
@marcrebillet: self-described “loop daddy” is a trip.
don’t talk about it. be about it.” – kevin carroll
this list is not exhaustive, but it captures examples of impact across communities near and far:
order an iconic magazine dedicated to the issue of social justice and activism as seen through the lens of basketball.
continue to support local businesses owned by people of color with this list.
support high impact community organizations such as, black united fund of oregon, which “assists in social/economic development of underserved communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups,” or kboo radio, a member-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station which voices from underserved communities.
come out every friday to woodlawn park to run a 5k with zha, a space to “inspire, uplift, and motivate people to fearlessly chase running dreams.”
apply for a grant to “build community power and partnerships” in northwest portland.
turn the award-winning pages of the story about the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the south for northern and western cities.
learn the story of one of america’s greatest living heroes.
go back and refresh your understanding of the whitest city in america.
notable upcoming PDX shows//events
broaden our horizon and amplify these voices
the industry has been devastated by the pandemic. help save locally owned, independent music venues, whether it’s the 9:30 club, troubadour, bowery ballroom, preservation hall, blue nile, doug fir lounge or countless others. a lot of our favorite artists are also supporting this campaign.
the industry is asking the community to contact their federal representatives and ask them to support and cosponsor S. 3814/H.R. 7481, the RESTART Act, which would ensure the survival of independent venues, festivals and promoters across the nation and locally (by extending PPP benefits and addressing issues such as rent relief). many of these places are part of the cultural fabric of their respective communities, they promote the arts to young people and employ many of our neighbors.