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 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). 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.