2018 Speakers

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David Walker
Comic Book Writer

David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes Shaft (Dynamite Entertainment), winner of…

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Ernesto Fonseca
Equitable Systems Creator

Born into a small, underprivileged community in Central Mexico, and later an immigrant to the United States, Ernesto Fonseca has dedicated his life to addressing…

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Jessica Katz

Jessica Katz founded the Family Preservation Project at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in 2003 which is the subject of the documentary film, “Mothering Inside.”…

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Jonquil LeMaster

Jonquil LeMaster is an artist, designer, and fabricator. Her designs are inspired by nature and informed by 35 years of experience working in a variety…

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Kevin Jones
Racial Equality Organizer

Kevin Jones is the CEO and co-founder of The August Wilson Red Door Project, a non-profit that uses art to change the racial ecology of…

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Kingsley - Music

Straight out of college, Kingsley uprooted from Chicago and landed in Portland and has been honing in her skills and working on her first EP!…

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Lillian Karabaic
Cat Economist and Radio Host

Lillian Karabaic is a cat enthusiast, radio host, spandex style-icon, and international public speaker who is on a mission to make boring things fun in…

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Mary Peveto
Environmental Activist

Mary Peveto calls herself an “accidental activist.” In 2010, in response to dangerous levels of industrial pollution in the air at her daughter’s school, she…

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Mohanad Elshieky
Humorist and Activist

Mohanad Elshieky, originally from Benghazi, Libya, is a standup comedian now based in Portland, Oregon. Mohanad is known as a bold and fearless performer who…

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Morgan Vague

Throughout school, Morgan Vague remembers teachers telling her she should avoid math and science, because she wasn’t “smart enough”. After high school, Morgan tired of…

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