The Dill Pickle Club
Grant Awarded: $7,000
The Dill Pickle Club (DPC) is a nonprofit group in Portland, Oregon, that organizes educational projects that promote an understanding of Portland's history, art, politics and government through tours, lectures, publications, and school programs.
Each year DPC focuses programming around a broad theme - e.g., origins of city's independent music, out-of-print books and Portland, etc. This year DPC is introducing a "Comics for Change" series of ten comic books, each telling the story of an Oregonian working for social justice. A juried competition will be held to select the artists for the comics, which will present biographies of local activits in a more accessible way.