In 2 weeks, join Hatch InnovationIllahee Lecture Series and some of the boldest women we know for the debut of The Remedy Club, our discussion series on the dynamics of power and powerlessness. This intriguing evening brings us all together for a live taping of the Hatch the Future podcast, as we experience intimate conversations, cocktails (we’ve heard “PUNCH PATRIARCHY” is in development) and catharsis, and we invite you to be a part of it all. RSVP here

What’s in store? Who are these women?

I want to be quiet. I want to just live my life. I don’t usually want the pressure of representing an entire community, but when that community, my community, is murdered as a symbol of hate, for being symbols, we ALL need to speak out. And just living your life, normally, is symbolic for all the normality we can have, and have fought for, for, big and small‘ Julia DeNoto, Park Ranger

“…growing up here in Portland, I found myself gravitating naturally towards other people who also experienced some level of oppression. because we had something in common. And I could find some respite. There’s no other way to kind of describe that. I would watch movies with people. And watch their reactions. And figure whether or not I felt safe being a friend of theirs.” —Se-ah-dom Edmo, Indigenous Ways of Knowing Coordinator at Lewis & Clark College

“My past is littered with saying things I shouldn’t have said. I was more interested in saying something than saying it well.” —Amy Pearl, Executive Director of Hatch Innovation

Have you ever felt that your access to tools, knowledge and/or resources has been limited by the social systems or institutions you are embedded in?

Have you seen others struggle, lacking access to the things they need to thrive?

Do you ever ponder how sweeping power dynamics connect to our individual experiences?

This edition of The Remedy Club invites you to an evening of cocktails, conversations, and catharsis from challenging and pervasive topics. We’ll explore issues of of access to power and well-being, starting with personal stories, moving into a unique roundtable, and closing with intimate breakout groups. Walk away with new insights, new connections, and ideas for action. This conversation will continue on November 4th with other topics on power.

Introducing the Panelists

Panelist Se-ah-dom Edmo is Coordinator of the Indigenous Ways of Knowing program at Lewis & Clark College and Director for the Oregon Tribal Histories and Sovereignty Curriculum Design Project, which will develop a state-wide Indian histories and sovereignty curriculum aligned to Oregon curriculum standards; she is also vice president of the Oregon Indian Education Association. She was instrumental in the successful campaigns to get Oregon to ban race-based Native American sports names, imagery, and logos in K–12 schools (May 2012) and the Freedom to Marry in Washington State (November 2012). Her published works include Tribal Equity Toolkit: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit & LGBT Justice in Indian Country, Identity Wars: A Comparative Ethical Critique of the Debate Over Indian Identity, and this Spring’s American Indian Identity: Citizen, Membership, and Blood. Her tribal affiliations are Shoshone-Bannock, Yakama, and Nez Perce. 

Panelist Janet Soto Rodriguez is the new Entrepreneurship Strategist for Business Oregon’s Division of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She develops strategies that build Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow the state’s innovation-based economy. Janet develops and manages partnerships with stakeholders who provide technical assistance to entrepreneurs at every stage. She also works with the Legislature and Governor’s Office regarding entrepreneurial capacity-building programs. Prior to this new role, Janet served as the Economic and Business Equity Policy Advisor to Governor Kate Brown, where she focused on Oregon small businesses with an emphasis on government contracting. Originally from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, Janet came to the U.S. as part of a seasonal migrant working family. Janet worked the fields, starting at age thirteen. She credits these early experiences of relocation, sacrifice, family support, and community connectedness as her motivation to work in government to improve conditions for all families and address economic equity issues.

Panelist Rosalie Lee, the Founder of Spare Change PDX, has lived in Portland for the last 15 years. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, with specific focus on behavioral analysis and neuroscience. She volunteers as an instructor/program coordinator with NW Noggin, teaching K-12 students neuroscience. Rosalie is currently a Social Venture Partner ‘Rising Leader’ and an Alumni candidate for Portland African American Leadership forum Economic Development committee. Rosalie is also the Executive Director and co-founder of ‘Spare Change’, a youth program fostering upward economic mobility and financial capabilities through behavioral approaches. Since winning Hatch Soup IV (now known as The Social Pitch), Spare Change has received support from the Clinton Global Initiative, as a commitment to action, under the focus of education.

Panelist Julia DeNoto, a Park Ranger with the U.S. National Park Service and dedicated cyclist, originates from small-town Illinois. She came to Oregon on a dare in 2007, and hasn’t looked back. Julia works professionally as a Park Ranger, with duty stations in Fort Vancouver, Washington and Gateway National Recreation Area in Staten Island, NY. Julia is a dedicated, four season bicyclist and longtime vegan, residing in SE Portland with her wife. She is a proud volunteer at Multnomah County’s Title Wave Used Bookstore. Come summertime, you can find Julia nurturing her community garden plot, with an ice cream cone in one hand, and a shovel in the other (but afterwards, she’ll be on the couch watching Jeopardy).

Moderator, Amy Pearl, Executive Director of Hatch Innovation, draws on extensive experience in the education, corporate, and social sectors to shape a vision of how we might address global challenges by activating a new kind of community leader. An inveterate educator and strategist, she designed unique programs such as Local Agenda and Challenge and Change that teach adults and youth social entrepreneurship skills in high-need, under-served communities. She first envisioned ChangeXchange, the first American social innovation exchange while at the Skoll World Forum; and, envisioned HATCH in 2009. Her own career has taken her from the classroom and school district to the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, to managing Intel’s online international education initiatives.

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