Meet Living Cully’s Newest Staff Member
Living Cully is excited to announce that we have a new member of our staff! Alagia Felix has joined our team as a Community Engagement Coordinator who will lead grassroots organizing and advocacy alongside Black community members in the Cully neighborhood. Please join us in welcoming Alagia! Below is Alagia’s introduction to the community.
Greetings and Salutations!
My name is Alagia Felix. I am the new Community Engagement Coordinator at Living Cully. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY, by way of Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA, and finally Portland, OR within the last 10 years. Additionally, I have travelled to Peru, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and most recently Nigeria for powerful experiences and skill building in my national and global communities (Black, African, Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Caribbean, and other African Diaspora peoples). Here at Living Cully, I lead with my grassroots approach in community engagement outreach, event planning & coordination, youth programming, land preservation, cultivation, & conservation, and community healing and community building efforts. I learned from my experiences in Portland with my work at Self Enhancement, Inc., and Impact NW and as a professional theater artist; I am the Community Outreach Coordinator and resident stage manager for Confrontation Theatre (a local, Black-owned & ran theater company).
I have been in Portland, OR since 2016. The community landscape for Black people in Portland is unlike anything I have experienced prior to coming to Portland from other cities with more dense Black populations. The challenges in Portland are unique to Black residents for racial systemic reasons. I am grateful for the opportunity to build authentic relationships and to create programming to address my community’s specific needs and desires. I am here to advocate for and to help the equity and autonomy of Black/African/African Diaspora peoples in Cully. I believe that once Black people have what we need, namely equity and autonomy, everyone, globally, can truly heal.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can give me a call at 503-765-9089 If you want to meet or you would like to discuss anything. I’m excited to meet and to work with and for you.
Alagia Felix (she/her)