• June 2, 2023
          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam
          June 7, 2023
          One Page Wednesday- June
          June 9, 2023
          End of Class Reading: Short Story Intensive
          June 10, 2023
          Poetry in Translation: Reading & Conversation with PEN Award Finalists
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Susheela Jayapal

Susheela Jayapal

Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2

Susheela Jayapal has proudly served as your District 2 Multnomah County Commissioner since January 2019. She was born in India and came to the United States when she was 16, to go to college. An Oregonian since 1994, Susheela has lived in Northeast Portland for over 25 years and is the mother of two Grant High School graduates.

Susheela is a lawyer, whose last legal job was as General Counsel for adidas America. As General Counsel, she was responsible for all legal and human resources functions and spearheaded work to improve conditions at the brand’s partner factories worldwide. She also spent two decades as a volunteer community leader/advocate for a number of different community-based organizations including Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette, Oregon Community Foundation, All Hands Raised, Literary Arts, CASA, and Metropolitan Family Service.


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