Poetry and the Red Squad

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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In a piece from our archives, Norm talks with Kaia Sand about writing poetry with a sledgehammer and about the repressive Red Squad of the Portland Police. The occasion was an installation Kaia and others had created at the North Portland branch of the Multnomah County library. Kaia Sand is now Executive Director of Street Roots and writes a wonderfully compassionate weekly column for that publication. This segment originally aired in October, 2014 as Kaia Sands at the Watch Files Project.

 

Image: City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2002-009.7.

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