Keeping Unity in the Community: Portland's Good in the Hood Festival, Its Motivation and Achievements

August 29, 2016 7PM

Good in the Hood is an annual North Portland multicultural festival established in 1995 by community leaders, musicians and staff of the Holy Redeemer Catholic School. Amidst a backdrop of elevated gang activity, its mission was to bring together residents, businesses and organizations throughout the city to engage in great music, food and resources and promote unity among neighbors and neighborhoods. Good in the Hood held its 21st annual event this past June.

A panel discussion with founders & key organizers of this iconic annual multicultural event featuring:

Sister Jane Hibbard, standout principal, Holy Redeemer Catholic School and community builder extraordinaire

Norman Sylvester, aka The Boogie Cat, Oregon Music Hall of Fame blues & soul guitarist, singer, and composer

Stew Dodge, legendary Portland concert sound man and musician

Adrianna Carr, Development Director, Sisters of the Holy Names and a master of bringing ideas to life