Where's Molly showing on Dec. 8 at 7pm (R&B Cafe)
- Where's Molly showing on Dec. 8 at 7pm (R&B Cafe) 400 SE 12th, Portland, Oregon, USA
The Fairview Training Center was once known as the "Oregon State Institution for the Feeble-Minded." It was established in 1908 and housed thousands of residents with disabilities for close to a century. During that time, these residents suffered from inadequate staffing, poor training, serious health hazards, restraints, forced sterilization, rape, torture and neglect. Many of the residents were brought to the Center as small children and lived their entire lives in the confines of this prison masking as a hospital.
Molly Daly was one of these residents. The 2007 documentary, "Where's Molly?" is one tale of a person unwanted and neglected by society simply because she was differently-abled. It's the story of the history of Fairview told through one brother's search to find his sister who was sent to the Center as a small child. Portland Anti-Imperialists are proud to show this documentary at the Red and Black Café on December 8th at 7 pm.
The federal government intervened in Fairview in 1986 and ruled that it was a violation of civil rights. It ordered it closed and, by 2000, the last of the Fairview residents had been transitioned to community housing. While this documentary tells the story of a dark part of Oregon's past, it is not without its parallels today. Funding for people with disabilities is being scrutinized and thousands of people that need financial assistance in order to provide the basic essentials may have to do without soon. Measure 66 and 67 would tax the rich (single taxpayers earning more than $125,000 or joint taxpayers earning more than $250,000) as well as big businesses (that bring in more than $500,000 in Oregon sales) in order to continue to support education and the disabled. However, it's being mislabeled as a bill that would skyrocket taxes and squash small the small business man.
Please join us for a viewing of this documentary on December 8th at 7pm at the Red and Black Café 400 SE 12th, Portland, Oregon, USA
This showing is free but donations are always accepted. This is also a safer space and the safer space policy is in effect. Please respect your fellow persons.