The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a grassroots force of more than 2 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & Queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Oregon Brew Crew (OBC) Headquartered in Portland, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation.
SheBrew is a remarkable event that focuses on womxn in the craft beer, cider and mead world. Kicking off Women’s History Month in March. In 7 years SheBrew has gone from 50 attendees to an expected 1000+ for 2020. The SheBrew Festival is not only a celebration of female brewers, cider & mead makers, both amateur and professional, it is an event for all genders and ages honoring equality.
Held at the Castaway in northwest Portland, this event features an invitational of ten local female homebrewers and 30+ female pro brewers of beer and cider and mead makers, with most brewing special craft beverages exclusively for the festival. This festival supports all womxn and the LGBTQ community with proceeds to go to the Human Rights Campaign and the Oregon Brew Crew.
SHEBREW is a two part event with a National homebrew competition held two weeks prior to a day long festival, highlighting womxn owned and operated businesses , female musicians, comedians and community partners.
Senior Brand Facilitator
Shannon is the Area Representative and serves on the National Board of governors for the Human Rights Campaign serving Oregon and S.W. Washington.
This will be Shannon's third year as SheBrew Festival Coordinator alongside Jenn. After Shannon has enjoyed some amazing craft beer she likes to describe herself as follows:
Chief Change Creator
Human Rights Heroine
Primary Pilsner Popper
Master Micro Manager
Jenn's main role is finding all of the badass womxn brewers and cider makers and running the sister event, the largest female homebrew competition in the nation. An award winning homebrewer, cat herder (volunteer coordinator) for many beer events, she is also half of the McPolanders, a homebrewing wife/husband team that has brewed at a dozen local breweries around town and can be found at countless beer events and festivals making sure the beer is flowing and the people are happy. In her "spare" time she loves to travel the globe and spoil her two lovely cats, Namaste & Olive.
Chief Creative Agent
Christine attended the first SheBrew in 2013 and wanted to help the movement grow by adding services of anything design and marketing. She re-branded SHEBREW with logo and website and handled anything that can be printed for fundraising. By spreading awareness of what SHEBREW means through visual communication she believes community can come together more inclusively. Christine loves dress up bike rides, climbing mountains and teaching her 9 year old how to brew (homebrew sodas).