Koreen Brown discusses the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.
Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Public School's Dart Program or Day and Residential Treatment Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program.
Portland Lesbian Choir members Sparky, Kai and Cindy remember the early years of the choir and its accomplishments over the years. They describe their exciting upcoming 25th anniversary concert celebration and after-party: Don't Stop Believing! Finally they discuss Oregon's fights around LGBTQ rights and recent national victories.
For more information about the choir and their celebration concert visit www.plchoir.org
Cory hails from Portland, Oregon. She is a queer fierce fat femme, a cultural worker and educator. Her cultural work predominantly focuses on intersectionality and visibility within identity politics and social justice. Cory specifically dedicates her time to issues of fat identity, mujerisma, LGBTQ and racial justice, Latin@ visibility, and school/education reform. She is one of the founders of Eugene Sudbury School. Cory currently coaches students in their first year of college, writes for several blogs/websites and presents her workshop series on fat activism/identity, QTPOC intersectionality, mujerisma, environmental justice, social media social justice, and critical lenses on allyship. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland like you've never seen it! Laura O. Foster takes us on a tour of the City! Laura is the author of numerous books about Portland including Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book, Portland City Walks and Walk There. She has been writing about Oregon since 2001, after careers as a commercial banker, technical writer, and book editor. Raised in suburban Chicago, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. With the enthusiasm of a former flatlander, she writes about topics such as Portland’s public stairways, parks, neighborhoods, and urban planning, the animals and people of the Oregon Zoo, recycled paint, and Oregon geology, ethnobotany, natural areas, and native plants.
Lucia Pena, Faith Mayhew and Pina Williams talk about Racism in Oregon and organizing that they are involved with. Native American, Chicana and Balck groups that people could support are also discussed.