Food For Thought And Action: Springboard Social Innovation Forum


Listen to Radiozine on Tuesday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m.

My guests will be Amy Pearl, Executive Director of Springboard Innovation and Katherine Ball, Organizer of the Social Innovation Forum.

Springboard Innovation, a Portland-based nonprofit, sponsors the forum as part of its mission to foster community-led community change. Each forum, on the second Wednesday of the month, focuses on a different theme and includes speakers and facilitated discussions. More information is available on the Springboard Innovation site:


This month, Springboard Social Innovation Forum

turns the focus to hunger.

November 12th

6-9 p.m. at Urban Grind

2214 NE Oregon.


This free monthly event, sponsored by Springboard Innovation, is designed to build connections among community members interested in solving local challenges with lasting solutions. 

What does social innovation look like?

Who are the innovators among us?

What does it take to launch a good idea into action, and then keep it going?

That’s what this forum is all about.

With art exhibits, dialogue, expert advice, and plenty of real-life examples, Springboard Social Innovation Forum invites you to think. Ask questions. Find your passion. Take action.


Cool Art: Refrigerators Convey Statements about Hunger

at Springboard Social Innovation Forum in November

PORTLAND, Ore.—Local artists are turning used refrigerators into thought-provoking exhibits about hunger for an art installation that coincides with the Springboard Social Innovation Forum on Nov. 12. 

From a fridge full of raku-fired ceramic fish to a cooler-sized diorama depicting farmers and rain dancers, the eight transformed refrigerators are intended to inspire conversation and foster creative solutions to the persistent problem of hunger.


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