• August 5, 2011: The returning students will share their experieneces in New Orleans and Biloxi at the Student Symposium MercyCorps Action Center.
  • November 11, 2010 to December 31, 2010: We participated in Willamette Week's Give!Guide for the third year in a row. We raised around $3,500! Thank you to all who donated this year!
  • November 4, 2010: Thank you to Lincoln Restaurant for hosting a 10% night for The Pangaea Project. Community support like this is invaluable!
  • September 30, 2010: Over 200 people attended Passport to Change: The 5th Annual Pangaea Project Benefit & Student Celebration at the Tiffany Center. Together, we grossed over $28,000, more money than Pangaea has ever raised! Stay tuned for photos. 
  • September 18, 2010: Thank you to Migration Brewing for choosing The Pangaea Project as the beneficiary of 10% of the profit from the Fall Fest! Let's cross our fingers that it doesn't rain next year!
  • July 13, 2010: Thank you to Tin Shed Garden Cafe for hosting our Student Send-off Party and Benefit Concert featuring musical guest Stephanie Schneiderman. We celebrated our students as they prepared to depart for Ecuador!
  • April 10, 2010: Thank you to Siam Society for hosting an informal gathering to celebrate The Pangaea Project's 7th Birthday!


  • December 19, 2009: The Pangaea Project celebrated the coming new year at Zaytoon Bar in NE Portland!


  • May 16 & 17, 2007: The Fourth Annual Pangaea Project Benefit Concert took place at The Crystal Ballroom with Matt Butler hosting The Everyone Orchestra. Local musicians included Tony Furtado, Darol Anger, Scott Law, and Asher Fulero. Nation wide musicians included Michael Kang, Stanton Moore, Jeff Sipe and Steve Berlin. Check out the article in Glide Magazine!


  • April 14 & 15, 2006: The Third Annual Pangaea Project Benefit Concert took place at The Crystal Ballroom again with Matt Butler hosting The Everyone Orchestra. Featured musicians came from Phish, String Cheese Incident, Garaj Mahal, Jazz Mandolin Project, Soulive, and March Fourth Marching Band. Check out the article in the Portland Independent Media Center!


  • April 14 & 15, 2005: The Second Annual Pangaea Project Benefit was thrown by Slipknot Productions with Matt Butler hosting The Everyone Orchestra including musicians from Phish, String Cheese Incident, Garaj Mahal, and Zilla!


  • April 29 (Eugene: McDonald Theater) & May 1 (Portland: Aladdin Theater), 2004: The First Annual Pangaea Project Benefit concert took place in two cities with Matt Butler hosting The Everyone Orchestra which included Jon Fishman, Tony Furtado, Kai Eckhardt, Maya Dorn, Libby Kirpatrick, and Jans Ingbe
 Check out The Everyone Orchestra and The Pangaea Project Benefit Concerts on YouTube.

                          The Everyone Orchestra


The Pangaea Project is grateful to all of the local media groups, many of whom are volunteer run, who have given us air and print space.  Without these invaluable resources, our organization's participants and their accomplishments would not have received the attention they merited. 

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PangaeaPresidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich on May 1, 2004

“From neighborhoods of Portland to the neighborhoods of the world, The Pangaea Project seeks to create a bridge, a bridge of awareness, a bridge of consciousness, a bridge which envelopes the power of the human spirit, of the human heart.  To be, once again, Co-creators, we saw in the formation of Pangaea the essential creativity of one continent coming together, and then the splits that occurred creating so many different continents. And yet we are now recreating through this moment, through the power of so many musicians here, helping you recreate the world, bring the world back together again through a unity of awareness that we are all one.

What a great gift it is that Pangaea will give to so many inner-city young people, to be able to have the experience of moving out of their own neighborhoods and into the neighborhoods of the world, to see with their eyes their brothers and sisters and how they live 12,000 miles away. To see their brothers and sisters who speak many different tongues, many different colors, many different faiths, beliefs and non-beliefs, to come to an awareness of human unity. Pangaea is building on that advancing tide of human unity. It is helping to create it by enabling young people to achieve an experience which otherwise they would be deprived of, this experience of discovery. Every moment in our lives when we achieve discovery, it has a profound effect on us. It informs the rest of our life. So this work that you will hear tonight, this work of music, which derives from the archetype of the music of the spheres itself is the work of creativity, of creating new possibilities for the young people of this community and helping to build a new structure for peace in the world. Thank you.”

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