“Get After It PDX,” a down-to-earth podcast featuring honest conversations with inspiring people in the creative hotbed of Portland, Oregon. Recorded live and on location at The Hoxton in downtown PDX.
Hear social change activist and diversity, equity, and inclusion champion, Hanif Fazal, talk about his father’s journey from Africa to India to the United States–and how the blend of cultures (Indian and Mexican) made his upbringing really stand out from the nearly all-white landscapes and institutions he found himself surrounded by after his family relocated to Oregon. He shares some of his earliest memories of that move from Chicago to the Portland area and what it was like trying to settle into structures that had zero similarities to his own experiences at home, and how that lead him to act out.
He discusses how some rough years in his teens in Portland further opened his eyes and made him consider what people could achieve and accomplish if the world around them was actually designed to give them a proper chance at success.