Portland's Walk of the Heroines' Grand Opening was held on June 17th at Portland State University. The Walk of the Heroines realizes a vision — that of a special place to honor the women who have illuminated our lives. The Walk will be an innovative park designed to give artistic recognition to women's vital contributions to our society and to daily life.
The Walk of the Heroines is a collaboration between Portland State University and the city of Portland, and its philosophy is reflected in its inclusive process as well as in the creation of the park as a final product. The Walk board has sought to ensure diverse community participation involving individuals from varied cultural traditions at every stage of the design process.
Located at the juncture of Portland State University and the South Park Blocks, the Walk of the Heroines adds to the city's growing array of cultural attractions and provides a civic gathering place for public events. Portland residents and visitors alike will be inspired as they discover new dimensions of heroism in the stories of women honored, as they see the common threads connecting women's lives across the divides of time, place, and culture, and as they enjoy cultural and educational events celebrating women.
Congratulations to the Walk of the Heroines Founders, Board and the Heroines honored in the walk!
Read more at the Walk of the Heroines website.