Stories From a Street Library

05/18/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development, Higher ed

Content areas: All Content Areas

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

This workshop explores Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library serving people who live outside and at the margins in Portland. Through writing and urban exploration, students will learn about this unique project and the community it has created on the street. Part fieldwork, part documentation of Portland life, this workshop includes a tour of Old Town by a person who used to live outside.

Designed for teachers, counselors, therapists and community members, this course engages participants in a discussion about issues surrounding those who lack shelter, and explores how insights into this community can inform their own teaching and counseling practices.

Students will come away with new insights about the stories that unfold in the city while no one is looking.