This retrospective program draws from World Arts Foundation’s organizational legacy hosting a community event honoring Dr. King’s work. Their events have connected local performing artists and community leaders to underserved communities of color since 1978. This year’s program film features performing artists, activists, public officials, businesses, choirs, and youth who have participated in this event over the years. Through a combination of archival footage and contemporary interviews, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” draws inspiration from Dr. King’s mission to ensure peace, social justice, civil rights and human dignity for all.
Sponsors: City of Portland, Portland Public Schools, Portland Association of Teachers, Oregon Education Association, Portland General Electric, Fortress Property Management, TriMet, Oregon Community Foundation (Fred W. Field Fund), State Farm – Cedric R. Berry Agency, City of Portland, OR State Representative Janelle Bynum – House District 51, Open Signal, Holocene, KBOO 90.7 FM, XRAY 107.1 FM, and KBMS 1480 AM