2019 Speakers — Iris

Brandi Tuck
Advocate for Homeless Families

Brandi Tuck is the founding Executive Director of Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS), whose mission is to empower homeless families with children to get back…

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Daria Eliuk
Storyteller

Daria Eliuk is a familiar voice in the Portland, Oregon entertainment world. In addition to her 20-year influence on Portland radio, Daria’s impact can be…

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DeAngelo Raines
Creative Architect / Artist in Residence

DeAngelo Raines works daily to bring his unique perspective to the narrative of Portland’s growing music and art scene. Previous projects include SERVICE, an underground,…

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Garet Lahvis
Research Pioneer

Garet Lahvis is a pioneer in academic research on the mental experiences of laboratory mice and is an internationally recognized scientific expert on empathy. Using…

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Jan Black
Author

Jan Black is the creator of Ludi-Q’s(R), an unconventional method and suite of products that open our eyes to the unspoken ludicrous questions behind our…

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Jo Ann Hardesty
Citizen Representative

Jo Ann Hardesty grew up in Baltimore. She joined the Navy after high school and, as one of the first women to go on board…

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Kevin Jones
Conversation Starter

Kevin E. Jones is the principal conjurer and co-creator of The August Wilson Red Door Project, a nonprofit using the arts to change racial ecology.?…

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Mercy Mfon
Architect of Change

Mercy’s drive to form Wild Diversity came from the desire to support a robust community of POC & Queer outdoorists and be an architect of…

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Shannon Walker
Advocate for Veterans

Fox News radio stations seem to think Shannon Walker is the go-to expert voice representing the power of a service-dog in the life of combat…

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