Urban League Reception for the New CEO and Albina Area, Portland Exhibit

Michael Alexander, Urban League CEO and President

On November 29, the Urban League of Portland hosted a reception for its new CEO and President Michael Alexander and the OMA attended to show its support!

About Michael Alexander:

“Prior to assuming the presidency of the Urban League of Portland, Michael served seven years as VP of account management for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield. His professional career spans over 30 years of experience in community mental health, philanthropy, and business management. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis University and a Masters in Social Sciences from Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research.”

 ~ Urban League of Portland

CEO Reception at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center CEO Reception at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center 

The Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, known as “Emanuel Hospital” just recently opened a new, permanent exhibit in the hospital’s atrium: “Acknowledging the Past, Embracing the Future” regarding the history of the Albina Neighborhood.

The exhibit is made of up of 10 panels and documents over 100 years of the area’s history, but focuses on the Emanuel Hospital Urban Renew Plan of the 1960s and 1970s which expanded the hospital through the destruction of the Eliot Neighborhood within the Albina area, a predominately African-American community. 

 Link to an article in The Oregonian “Legacy Emanuel Medical Center debuts exhibit documenting history of Eliot neighborhood”

Albina’s Eliot Neighborhood Exhibit Albina’s Eliot Neighborhood Exhibit

 Exhibit Info:
“Acknowledging the Past, Embracing the Future
What: A history of the Eliot neighborhood
Where: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, 501 N. Graham, Portland
When: Always open

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