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Added: Chanta Lally - Date: E very brilliant project was once just the germ of an idea that popped into someone's head, somewhere. Someone had to imagine the bottle bill, or keeping the entire Oregon Coast accessible to the public, or legal weed. Here are seven great ideas that are just in the dreaming stage so far from Portland-area locals that we think could be the next big things. When the early days of the pandemic closed playgrounds, parks, and pools, Sam Baltoa physical education teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary in North Portland, hatched a radical plan: turn the streets into playgrounds.
Picture this: no more parking or driving on low-traffic ro bordering parks. Instead, there could be obstacle courses, bike tracks, climbing rocks, and hopscotch galore, for kids to bike, scoot, or skate through unencumbered. R emember in when the Trump administration used a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, to hold immigration detainees?
Their current mission? The big idea: universal representation for noncitizens—everyone has a lawyer, regardless of their ability to pay or produce immigration papers. B igger risks and smaller egos: those are the keys to better postpandemic theater, says Rebecca Lingafelterco-artistic director of the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble. Crowd restrictions have forced everyone to experiment with form, leading to new audio dramas, interactive walking tours, video work, and more.
Lingafelter hopes those experiments can exist alongside more traditional productions when curtains rise again. And rise they will. N itin Rai and his colleagues at Elevate Capital want to give women and people of color in the Oregon tech community millions of dollars. So where are they? My daughter went through this, and they have no protection.
The seeds of racism are being sown in these schools. But pitches from people of color and women have plummeted since late Meanwhile, Black people are as underrepresented statewide 2. By contrast, Silicon Valley and NYC pull from a concentration of universities that draw a diverse student body. Ochuko Akpovbovbo. Growing up in Nigeria, Ochuko Akpovbovbo never had to think of herself as a Black woman—she was just a woman, full stop.
Last spring, as the Black Lives Matter movement was exploding in Portland, she founded a start-up online media company called Parachute to put women of color at the center of their own stories. Her team is all young women and nonbinary people of color, most of them college students. Their goal: to grow a BIPOC-centered community where people can feel safe sharing opinions and experiencesusing Instagram as a primary source to inform their audience about topics ranging from hate crimes to performative activism.
In just a year, Parachute has built a thriving social media community with more than 30 writers and a volunteer staff of nearly 50 people. Next up: build brand partnerships and launch their website, spotlighting identity, activism, and culture via blog posts and podcasts, and start cutting paychecks to their dedicated staff. As the past year has made painfully evident, Portland doesn't have all the answers. Image: Gracia Lam. Image: Courtesy Stephen Manning. Image: Courtesy Rebecca Lingafelter.Text chat with Manning Park locals
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