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Stop Killing Us

August 6, 2020 - August 29, 2020

A black and white photograph of a Black woman standing in the street with both hands in the air. Her face has an expression of determination and grief.

As the global uprising for Black Lives continues, Don’t Shoot Portland presents Stop Killing Us: A Black Lives Still Matter multimedia installation hosted at HOLDING Contemporary. Don’t Shoot Portland will bring past protest art out of storage from City of Portland Archives & Records Management to complete the exhibit.

The exhibition opens August 6 and runs through August 29, 2020, and gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12:00–5:00 pm. Social distancing rules allow for no more than two visitors in the space at a time. Visitors must maintain 6 feet between one another and masks are required. Online conversations with Don’t Shoot Portland Founder, Teressa Raiford, will happen every Thursday at 5:00 pm PT throughout the exhibition via YouTube. www.bit.ly/DSP_YouTube

This is HOLDING Contemporary’s second exhibition with Don’t Shoot Portland. In 2017, Stolen Angels was created as a space where the families of children murdered by the police and the violence of white supremacy could remember, represent, and depict their family members’ memories with love, honor, and positivity. The new presentation will be both a memorial space and an acknowledgement of the history of social protest through photographs, protest posters, and video.

Don’t Shoot Portland is a Community Action Plan. The organization was founded in 2016 following the exoneration of Black Lives Matter organizer and activist Teressa Raiford. Don’t Shoot Portland has fought for social change in Oregon and has solidified the establishment of a grassroots movement for racial equality, social justice and political accountability. The key to our sustainability as a group is art, education, and civic participation. www.dontshootpdx.org


August 6, 2020
August 29, 2020
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Wheelchair accessible
BIPOC-curated, BIPOC artist(s), Women-owned
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art


Holding Contemporary
916 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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