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Originally aired
February 16, 2023

Changemaker Channel: Buchi Asemota, Executive Director of Our Streets

Rising to meet the needs of the community in alignment with the values of Black Lives Matter

Our Streets brings people together to respond to the needs of the community and change the dynamic of living, primarily serving people experiencing housing and food insecurity. With a true grassroots origin, the nonprofit began with a group of friends who observed the needs of their community and were inspired to take action in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Propelled by community momentum, the nonprofit has grown quickly – they’re now supplying over 600 meals to six shelters per day with 30 staff members and a permanent kitchen (plus a second opening soon).

In this Changemaker Channel, join us for a fireside chat with Buchi Asemota, Executive Director of Our Streets, that’ll leave you feeling empowered to make a change within your community.

What we’ll cover:  

  • Our Streets’ grassroots beginnings
  • What it means to work in alignment with the values of the BLM movement
  • Their exponential growth of operations (and why they dropped “PDX” from their name)
  • Questions from the audience
Event resources


Buchi Asemota
Buchi Asemota
Executive Director, Our Streets
Buchi Asemota
Kiersten Ware
VP of Market Development, Field Day

About the series

Changemaker Channel is a series of virtual fireside chats with nonprofits on Field Day. Learn about issues impacting our community, the work they're doing to address them, and how we all can get involved.

This event series is free, open to the public, and hosted on Zoom. Find upcoming events and recordings at heyfieldday.com/events.

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