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Welcome to the Portland TextileX Month

New Traditions Festival!

After two and a half short years and three successful iterations of Portland Textile Month with you all, this October we are reaching further to broaden participation, diversify perspectives, and increase our reach to include other cities and textile communities throughout the world as Portland TextileX Month.

As we think about New Traditions, we’re considering the questions that shape this contemporary moment and its broad implications. 
In this moment of rapid transformation what traditions do we preserve and build upon and what do we rethink and rebuild anew? 
How can we transform our textile practices, collections, materials, businesses, institutions, and educational systems to serve a more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and connected purpose
What is the future we want to weave and how do we build it together? 
Our continued goal for next year’s festival is to engage, share ideas, histories, knowledge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and generations. We are excited to explore this topic with you and see what New Traditions we can create together.

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Virtual Panel | Free

Mending the Social Fabric, A Conversation

Bonnie Meltzer tells stories about her interactive exhibition Tikkun Olam - Mending the Social Fabric with a panel discuss…

Tuesday, October 12 12:00pm-1:30pm

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Exhibit | Free

Pink, Purple, Polka-Dotted

Joined by a live dance on opening night, Pink, Purple, Polka-dotted is a colorful installation that challenges racial ideologies.

Thursday, October 14 Sunday, October 31

The Pittock Building

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Virtual Artist Talk | Billie Zangewa

Join us for a conversation with artist Billie Zangewa and curator Dexter Wimberly, presented by the Museum of the African …

Friday, October 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

Museum of the African Diaspora