Queer Adventure Storytelling - June 13th! @ In Other Words Feminist Community Center, Portland [13 June]

Queer Adventure Storytelling - June 13th!

19:00 - 20:30

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In Other Words Feminist Community Center
14 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon 97211
Queer Adventure Storytelling happens every second Wednesday featuring stories of the outdoors, traveling and beyond by queer, trans and gender non-conforming speakers. Let's build a NEW outdoors narrative together!

Our guests for June 13th are Kari Nilsen, Adrienne Beebe, Stephanie Smith, Naomi (Nome) Dickerson and Joy Slicker! (bios below)

QAS is brought to you by Trevor Homework McKee ( Northwest Outward Bound School ), Mercy Sham ( Wild Diversity ), TC Frost ( The Venture Out Project ) & Jenny Bruso ( Jenny Bruso & Unlikely Hikers )

At In Other Words Feminist Community Center!

Doors 6:30, Event 7pm

$3-$5 sliding scale. No one turned away. Free for people of color. No questions asked. Please consider donating for someone who can't. See comments for info about our unique door policy and how funds are handled.

All ages, but no promises stories will be kid-friendly.

This month's event will benefit — Ori Gallery!

Ori Gallery is an important community resource and recently they had once of their windows smashed in with a brick. «They can smash our windows but they will never smash our joy, drive, & dedication to making space for those most marginalized. Art is the first thing they take under a fascist regime. It is our most powerful weapon, and we will continue to wield it in our fight for true equity.»

Ori Gallery is the brain child of the creative duo Maya Vivas & Leila Haile. Together they seek to reclaim and redefine «the white cube» through amplifying the voices of Trans and Queer Artists of color, community organizing and mobilization through the arts. In addition to rotating exhibitions; they also offer classes and workshops to the community for free or low-cost such as PoC figure drawing, Grant Writing for the People, Arts for Direct Action and meet-ups for Queer and Trans creatives of color.

Allies are welcome to attend. This space and the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

— Are you interested in reading
or presenting at a future event?
— We will need anywhere from 2-4 guests for each event, so shoot us an email with what you may have in mind and a little bit about your background as a queer adventurer. This can be defined as broadly as you like! POC, trans & fat folks to the front! [email protected]

— Presenter bios!

Kari Nilsen is a queer Portlander who has traveled through life climbing trees and collecting rocks. Kari has always had an affinity for being in nature and feels most comfortable and magical amongst the fern covered forests. Kari is obtaining their Masters in both Social Work and Public Health at University of Michigan and is passionate about integrated health systems and advocacy work.

Adrienne is a queer math nerd who is entranced by ferns and weird mosses. She likes day hiking and occasionally backpacking (as long as it isn’t cold or rainy). Her current project is creating a vegetable garden on her apartment balcony.

Stephanie Smith — Nature enthusiast who enjoys filling her weekends with as much outside time as possible. Between adventures, she spends her time computer programming, walking with her cat, and editing outdoor videos, all while being the most extroverted person you know.

Naomi (Nome) Dickerson once climbed a (very small) mountain to enjoy a candy bar in peace. She’ll try anything once, especially if it would make a good story, but some of her favorite trips are low-key day hikes to hunt mushrooms or spot animals.

Joy Slicker has found personal healing and growth from acknowledging the connectivity of humanity through Nature, since a young age. They practice communication and healing through gems and minerals, is an empath for people and animals and is the founder of a grass roots clean water project in Kenya called, Water For Maasai. They recently graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz with a major in Sociology and a minor in Anthropology.
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