Propulsion Zone 818 SW 1st Ave Portland, OR 97204

Half Wild ( is a community of creatives and appreciators of the arts grounded in a deep respect for the land, for nature, and for wildness. Join Half Wild.

Half Wild thanks Propulsion Network for contributing their space for this event! Propulsion Network enables cultural and educational programs to support development of low income and minority groups affected by socioeconomic factors.

As a Black, disabled Navy veteran deeply passionate about nature, Chad Brown has witnessed firsthand the transformative influence of the wilderness. His mission is to ensure that everyone has access to this healing power. Brown is not only the creator of one nonprofit but two. Alongside Soul River, which facilitates mentorship experiences for veterans and inner-city youth on untamed rivers, he established Love Is King (LIK), an organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of marginalized and vulnerable communities in outdoor spaces.

Chad will share excerpts from his film Blackwaters, and discuss plans for his next film. The mission of LIK Operation Roam (Rapid Ongoing Advance Missions) is to empower BIPOC leaders to engage in public land and freshwater conservation initiatives, disrupting the historical exclusion of BIPOC voices from government decision-making on land, wildlife, and indigenous conservation policies.

Our evening at Propulsion Zone in Portland begins at 6:30. In the spirit of communal sharing, this event is a potluck. Please arrive early and bring something if inspired. If you are interested in attending (space is limited)



  • Propulsion Zone 818 SW 1st Ave Portland, OR 97204