Past Event Archives

Bill Deresiewicz
Author, Essayist and Critic

Bill Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to…

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Chris Goldfinger
Seismological Prophet

Dr. Chris Goldfinger is a marine geologist and geophysicist whose focus is on great earthquakes and the structure of subduction zones around the world. He…

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Gustav Sculptor and Richard Cawley
Artists In Residence

Manifestation PDX was founded in 2013 by Gustav Sculptor and Richard Cawley. It's a 8,000 sq. ft. Art (ware)House that facilitates and encourages the creation of…

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Kristofor Lofgren
Ecopreneur

Kristofor Lofgren is the founder and CEO of Bamboo Sushi, the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant. A consummate creator, Kristofor likes thinking of new…

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Mbrascatu
Italian Indie Rock Band

PDX with a Calabrian twist. A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Mbrascatu is an indie rock band that draws from diverse…

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Michael Allen Harrison
Legendary Pianist

Michael Allen Harrison delivers music to the heart. His classical contemporary style carves a distinct niche of timeless music that has connected with thousands throughout…

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Pippin Beard and Kristen Kingsbury
Filmmakers — Portland, Inc.

Husband and wife filmmaker duo, Pippin Beard and Kristen Kingsbury, have been creating together for the last decade. Pippin, a camera toting Oregonian, is equipped…

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Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater
Contemporary Dance

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater is an ensemble of multi dimensional dancers and musicians under the artistic direction of Oluyinka Akinjiola. Rejoice! looks at tradition through…

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Rukaiyah Adams
Financial and Cultural Idealist

Rukaiyah Adams is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust. Her job is to ensure the long-term strength of the organization. But, Rukaiyah is…

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Stephen W. Manning
Human Rights Strategist

Attorney Stephen W. Manning is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit…

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Tiana Tozer
Champion and Advocate

A former humanitarian aid worker, Tiana Tozer developed and implemented an innovative program in Iraq that taught advocacy to people with disabilities. She also ran…

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Victoria Lara
Resilient Community Changemaker

Founder and CEO of Lara Media Services LLC, Victoria Lara has been a tireless community leader and civil rights advocate for more than a decade.…

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