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From Obstacles to Inspiration

We invite you to We Are HERE’s panel discussion centering on the needs and wants of LGBTQ+ Creatives and Creatives of Color -- professional creative inspirations, aspirations, limitations and obstacles. We will explore with our selected moderator and panelists, how these creative leaders navigate uncertainty, marginalization and a ratio to persistent threats as artists and designers living and working in the Northwest.

Understanding the importance of a safe and inclusive space is paramount to creating an environment that fosters healthy difficult conversations about the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and People of Color in the creative community.

Join us for an evening of conversation and collective dialogue. Let’s question why creative careers are out of reach for many in these marginalized groups, and how to remove the lack of awareness and barriers around our creative professions to continue creating actual change within our industry.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Pacific Northwest College of Art



We Are HERE is a new collective bringing visibility to the creatives of color (COC) and LGBTQ+ creatives impacting Portland today.