1 hr 3 min

Jacobsen Valentine - Founder of Feed the Mass & Empowerment Central Get After It PDX

    • Society & Culture

Hear community foodie Jacobsen Valentine talk about growing up in Hilo, Hawaii and what life and community was like there versus in Gresham, Oregon where he moved in his early teens, the homemade, DIY approach to food and cooking instilled in him from an early age and the recipes he had nailed to make dinner by the time he was 7 or 8 years old, the experience of moving to Oregon and feeling like the "other" for the first time (and recognizing racism for the first time too), how his being chameleon-like (developed from moving and integrating/adapting into different social scenes) has served him and continues to be a strength, his path to culinary school and the ups and downs of finding employment afterwards, what led to the creation of Feed the Mass and the different iterations it has taken already, especially due to COVID-19, and how now he is literally "feeding the masses" more than ever, his photographic work over the years and his new venture--Empowerment Central--to provide (safe) creative space and studios for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) artists and creatives, and much more!



Follow along:

@jacobsen_valentine

@feedthemass

Feedthemass.org

Empowermentcentralpdx.org

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Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

Hear community foodie Jacobsen Valentine talk about growing up in Hilo, Hawaii and what life and community was like there versus in Gresham, Oregon where he moved in his early teens, the homemade, DIY approach to food and cooking instilled in him from an early age and the recipes he had nailed to make dinner by the time he was 7 or 8 years old, the experience of moving to Oregon and feeling like the "other" for the first time (and recognizing racism for the first time too), how his being chameleon-like (developed from moving and integrating/adapting into different social scenes) has served him and continues to be a strength, his path to culinary school and the ups and downs of finding employment afterwards, what led to the creation of Feed the Mass and the different iterations it has taken already, especially due to COVID-19, and how now he is literally "feeding the masses" more than ever, his photographic work over the years and his new venture--Empowerment Central--to provide (safe) creative space and studios for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) artists and creatives, and much more!



Follow along:

@jacobsen_valentine

@feedthemass

Feedthemass.org

Empowermentcentralpdx.org

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Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

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