Voices 2018 – We Resist, We Build, We Rise!

Every year, OPAL hosts Voices of a People‚Äôs History, an event that celebrates diverse movement leaders by sharing their stories, in their own words. Members of our community perform readings of notable speeches and essays from inspiring figures past and present, a radically-empowering opportunity to hear the echoes of history in the present day. It’s a yearly gathering that brings us closer together while strengthening our resolve to fight for racial, social and economic justice. It’s important for us to amplify movement leaders, because we know that nobody else can tell our stories. We have to do this for ourselves.

The 2018 Voices event will take place at the Curious Comedy Theater on the evening of July 18th. Curious Comedy Theater, located in heart of Vanport Square, is accessible by public transportation via buses #6, 44, 72, and is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available at no charge behind Vanport Square. Bike parking is available outside of the theater doors and outside Old Town Pizza around the corner. Curious Comedy is an all-ages venue, but tickets are required for children who need to sit in their own seat.

The hosted hors d’oeuvres will feature tasty and filling selections for most dietary needs: gluten free, vegetarian/vegan. Please let us know in advance of any considerations which you may need to make your evening enjoyable and comfortable with us!

Raffles will take place to win fabulous prizes while supporting the movement
Speakers will delight the crowd with readings of classic speeches and essays from movement leaders
A no-host bar will offer a full range of beverages (with or without alcohol) for purchase
Hot and cold appetizers and desserts will be served
A photographer and photo booth will capture the magic of the evening

Tickets will be on sale soon!