Robert Delgado Memorial One Year Later: From Graves to Gardens

April 16, 2022 will mark one year since Robert Delgado was shot and killed by Portland Police at Lents Park. Robert was houseless at the time, living in the Lents area, and experiencing a mental health crisis.

Please join us at Lents Park (east side) for community healing through art and gathering days, as well as a memorial and vigil, in Robert’s honor:

🎨Painting days:
Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 5-7 p.m.

🕯 Memorial and vigil:
Saturday, April 16, 5 p.m.

Over the course of the next three Fridays, starting tomorrow, we will work together to create art in Robert’s honor, and we well unveil the finished art at the one-year memorial in Robert’s honor.

Paint supplies and refreshments will be provided. These gatherings will be for all people, housed or unhoused, of all ages and abilities. Please share to help us spread the word!

Living in this community, we have seen first hand that Robert’s death brought on a grief that felt almost unbearable to many vulnerable Lents community members, and we want to work together to transform our collective grief into healing, hope, resilience, and solidarity.

Organized by East PDX CollectivePDX Saints Love, and Don’t Shoot PDX, and supported by the City of Portland Arts Program and Robert’s family. ❤️‍🩹