Patch is a southerner, born and raised in Flowery Branch, GA. They moved to PDX in 2014 out of wanderlust. In 2016 they were politically activated by the organizing at Standing Rock and trekked to South Dakota to try to help.
In 2018 they joined the OccupyICEPDX movement. This is where they met their PDX community including FTP’s Yolotli X. Patch began attending many protests and community events with their new comrades, showing up to help with mutual aid in different local groups. They joined a mutual aid group called Solo Collective, helping to organize Solo Collective Abolitionist Meals.
In 2020 they joined an organization called SymbiosisPDX, where they grew their skills in organizing, conflict resolution, transformative justice, and neighborhood action collectives.They are most proud of the work they did helping to organize Symbiosis Hub and Resource Exchange (SHaRE). They are continuously working to learn and spread knowledge around Land Back, decolonization, and transformative justice.
Dante is an artist, designer, and strategist exploring social and interpersonal transformation. He lives in Seattle San Francisco. Working at the intersection of visual design and narrative strategy, he’s dedicated his life to collaborating with communities in building a better world. Today, he’s a trainer-practitioner with the Center for Story-based Strategy, consulting in the growth of a number of projects and focused on developing infrastructure for what comes next. Before, he co-founded the worker cooperative Story 2 Designs.