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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…Watch
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…Watch
Frankie Simone offers a vision of pop music as a conduit for collective enlightenment, self-empowerment and awakening. Frankie’s music exists, she says, “to celebrate every…Watch
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.”…Watch
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…Watch
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…Read On
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!…Watch
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…Watch
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…Watch
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…Watch