Meet Our Summer 2018 Intern, Grace Hennessey McMickens

Grace Hennessey McMickens | Summer 2018 Community Organizing Intern



Grace McMickens believes in PAALF because PAALF believes in Black communities. Grace grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Portland in 2015. She is currently studying Sociology and Anthropology at Lewis & Clark College and cannot wait to graduate next May. Grace enjoys reading Black and Brown scholarship and there is never enough on the syllabus.

Grace believes there are as many ways to be authentically Black as there are Black people. She is tired of hearing “There are no Black people in Portland”. We’re right here.