It was a great opportunity for me to join the Portland State booth in My People’s Market! The coordinator was really nice and help us to get involved in the event. While presenting PSU, I also learned more about the program and got to with with the past alumni who came to the market:)
This market was amazing with a bunch of local POC vendors showcasing products from food to hand-made embroidery hoop art that empowers women. There were food vendors with inclusive menu options. There were local artists and DJ's performing. A very positive experience. A great opportunity to get involved with the local community of vendors here in Portland. I was with the School of Business tabling for Graduate Programs.
I really enjoyed the different videos we watched during the session. I could really relate to the one with Selena and how we have to work twice as hard to fit in with our Mexican side and our American side. I also really enjoyed the last video about making all schools and classrooms especially safe places and accessible for students to get the best education possible. I also found it very helpful to know about different situations that might come up at Alder and know before hand on how to handle those situations.