Community Meeting – It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist Peoples History 

Community Meeting - It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist Peoples History 


Feb 12    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lake Oswego United Church of Christ
1111 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego , Oregon

Event Type

Book Talk and Q&A with Celina Flores, Moe Bowstern and Mic Crenshaw

It Did Happen Here is an independently produced podcast and a collectively written book about anti-fascist struggles that took place in Portland, Oregon following the 1988 murder of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw by racist skinheads. This is the story of how disparate groups used a diversity of tactics to fight neo-nazi violence and right wing organizing in the Rose City in the 1980s and 90s. It Did Happen Here is the winner of a 2022 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award.

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Celina Flores is a media maker specializing in photography and video editing. She’s trained in equity-informed mediation and values clear and concise communication in all forms. One of the co-hosts of the It Did Happen Here podcast, Celina also conducted research and interviews for the project. In her downtime, you can find Celina petting her kitties, baking, or playing drums in the band Viral Load.

Moe Bowstern contributes to underground literary cultural traditions as a reader, writer, and editor, best known for the commercial fishing zine Xtra Tuf, which shares her life in the Alaska salmon, halibut, herring, cod, and crab fisheries. After moving to Portland, from 1997 to 2007 Moe gave her time to DIY social practice projects, co-creating space for citizens to protest within the queer, fun-centered, anarchist Amalgamated Everlasting Union Chorus, and making ceremony outside of mainstream capitalism with an annual mega-collaboration, the Winter Solstice Puppet Show, among other projects. She earns wages and healthcare at a warehouse. Find Moe’s work at

Mic Crenshaw is an independent Hip Hop artist, respected emcee, poet, educator and activist. Crenshaw is the Lead U.S. Organizer for the African HipHop Caravan and uses Cultural Activism as a means to develop international solidarity related to Human Rights and Justice through Hip Hop and Popular Education. in his teenage years, Crenshaw actively confronted white supremacist gangs that were a growing part of the hard-core music scene. Mic eventually moved to Portland, where he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest, and his community efforts have had both local and international impact. Crenshaw is a co producer of the It Did Happen Here Podcast.