SONGLEADER & PANELIST at The HeART of Social Change

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The Haven, 1035 SE 9th Ave., Portland, OR

Join us for an inspiring evening of art and storytelling with local artists and organizers of The Haven. We will explore art as the heART of social change through discussion and experiences of socioculturally transformative art.

This event will feature community singing, a panel discussion, and open mic performances. There will also be a bar selling herbal elixirs and mushroom potions throughout the evening!

Bring your friends, your medicinal music and movement performances, and your open heART <3

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Arrival and mingling - get your herbal elixirs! 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Opening with land acknowledgement and community singing. 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm Panel discussion featuring Haven organizers & local activists 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Intermission 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm Open mic for community to share social-change oriented performances - dance, poetry, music, freestyle, or anything else you want to share in a 7-minute slot.

If you would like to sign up to share at the open mic, please fill out this google form:

We will do our best to integrate everyone’s offerings into the evening, as long as they are a good fit for the intentions we are gathering around the intersection of arts & social change.

~ Panel Moderator & Event Organizer: Lux Gypsum ~ Panelist & Event Organizer: Ashley Bonn ~ Panelist & Community Singing Facilitator: Shireen Amini ~ Panelist: Mic Crenshaw ~ Panelist: Danny Stevens ~ Panelist: Emily Ra ~ Herbalist at Herbal Elixir Bar: Reishi Strauss

QUESTIONS: Email Lux Gypsum at or Ashley Bonn at