Sponsored events: Amamantar y Migrar and APANO’s Mic Check! Summer Cultural Event Series

We at Family Forward Oregon are always finding new ways to partner and collaborate with other organizations, especially those that work with and support families. We’re excited to sponsor two upcoming events this summer that focus on families and the experiences of immigrant families in particular.

Amamantar y Migrar
‘Breastfeeding and Migration’

“While migration is a global phenomenon, and determining how to feed one’s infant is a nearly universal experience, there is remarkably little research, writing or art exploring connections between the two. Yet the affectively potent stories of immigrant mothers reveal the many impacts of migration and immigration policies on something so intimate and routine as infant-feeding practices and decisions. In Amamantar y Migrar, Latina/o and Indigenous immigrant parents describe their varied and common experiences, shedding light on themes so important and yet often overlooked. The stories told in Amamantar y Migrar provide powerful insights that point towards potential solutions and strategies on both the individual and structural level for advancing the health and wellbeing of immigrant mothers and their babies.”

Listen to and learn from immigrant parents’ powerful stories of migration, childbirth, breastfeeding & parenthood – in Pochas’ brand new “echo/hecho” mobile gallery!

First Weekend
Sunday, August 14th, 11:30am-2:30pm
Luther Memorial Church, 4800 NE 72nd Street, Portland

Second Weekend
Saturday, August 20th, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Living Cully Plaza, 6729 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland


The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) presents “Mic Check! A Summer Cultural Event Series” 

“Mic Check! A summer cultural event series” utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues faced by Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs). The series amplifies voices of APIs whose stories are often silenced or unheard by engaging in community-relevant topics such as health equity, education, and interracial solidarity. The series brings community members and practicing API artists together, creates a bridge to share ideas, and rewrites dominant representations of APIs. The DisOrient Film screenings are showcasing two films focused on the stories of Filipino immigrant families. Disoriented Comedy features Asian American and Pacific Islander female comedians reflecting on the issues of identity, race, gender, and everything in between.

August 24DisOrient Film Screenings:Pamanhikan” and “It Runs In the Family

September 16Disoriented Comedy: Featuring Jenny Yang, Atsuko Okatsuka, and local API comics

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