Speaker Announcements


October 06, 2018

Lillian Karabaic Uses Playfulness as a “CAT-alyst” for Learning

Lillian Karabaic is someone who makes and teaches boring things in fun ways. She missed the memo that you’re supposed to have just one job, so she does a little bit of everything. Currently that “little bit of everything” includes … Continue reading


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September 19, 2018

Ernesto Fonseca: Building Structures that Support Community

                        A native of Mexico, Ernesto Fonseca has built a life in the U.S. centered around education and community involvement. Studying architecture, construction, solar, and environmental design and planning, … Continue reading


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August 31, 2018

Small Wonder: Morgan Vague Talks About the Hidden Power of Bacteria

Morgan Vague understands bacteria. And she can relate to the way they are not given enough credit for the miraculous things they can do. She is a recent graduate from Reed College with a degree in biology, who worked her way through … Continue reading


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August 08, 2018

David Walker: Opening My Eyes to the World and Learning to See

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August 06, 2018

Jessica Katz: Prison: Narratives and Counter-narratives

Jessica Katz, founder of the Family Preservation Project, is an ally for imprisoned mothers, their children, and their families as they face the myriad unrecognized consequences of our legal system. Continue reading


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July 10, 2018

Kevin Jones: Sparking Social Dialogue Through Theatre

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July 03, 2018

Mohanad Elshieky: Using Comedy and Satire to Approach Fears and Systems of Power

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June 26, 2018

Mary Peveto: Turning Accidental Activism into Successful Advocacy

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September 29, 2017

Rachel Harry – life lessons through theater and following one’s passion

Out of the glitz and glamour of Broadway came an announcement last June that was both heartwarming and local. Rachel Harry, a drama teacher at Hood River Valley High School, had received the Tony Award for Excellence in Theater Education. … Continue reading


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September 18, 2017

Vulnerability, Honesty, and Strength: Bri Pruett Finds Her Voice Through Stand-up Comedy

In 2010, Bri Pruett stepped up to a grimy microphone in old town Portland to perform stand-up comedy for the first time. She had been a theater, improv and sketch comedy performer all her life, but on March 8th, she … Continue reading


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