Join us this Sunday, June 14th at 4 PM for the premiere episode of Culture Hub PDX, the latest addition to PRP’s Podcast Co-op. Host Veronica Bisesti will explore compelling and urgent social topics and cultural events affecting the Portland community.
In the first episode, host Veronica Bisesti speaks with non-profit leader and recent Metro candidate Cameron Whitten, licensed professional counselor and trauma worker Chanel Walker-Harris, and award-winning writer and published author S. Renee Mitchell about the social unrest and long-overdue changes in status quo brought about by the killing of George Floyd.
Cameron Whitten – One of Portland’s most famous young radicals, a nonprofit leader, and recent candidate for Metro Council District 5. Whitten has a long record of advocating for affordable housing, racial justice, and LGBT rights. Most recently he co-founded Black Resilience Fund, an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.
Chanel Walker-Harris – A Licensed Professional Counselor and trauma therapy provider. Walker-Harris currently works at two Portland high schools as a school-based therapist. With a diverse background in substance abuse and mental health counseling, her areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, LGBTQA+, POC Issues, and stress management.
S. Renee Mitchell – 2019 Spirit of Portland award winner, published author, poet, artist, social justice advocate, and self-described creative revolutionist. Mitchell is also the visionary and Principal Consultant for I Am M.O.R.E. (Making Other Resiliency Experiences), a heart-centered, and youth-focused initiative to help young people of color transcend their trauma and reclaim their inner power through the transformational process of storytelling.
You can stream the episode on demand here.
HOST – Veronica Bisesti
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Rebecca Webb
PRODUCER – Asia Wagner
CONTENT ASSISTANT – Chanel Walker-Harris
EDITOR – Daniel Lin
ENGINEER – Chris Arnesen