Show up to the PSU courts on Sunday, and don’t expect to see any logos. Or hear any shoutouts. But you can plan on a heated skate session, because Portland’s skaters have decided with intention, to dedicate this day truly to skateboarding and the skateboarding community.
Instead of the city’s yearly “Go Skate Day” gathering, creative minds in Portland listened to the word of the streets and made appropriate changes in both name and purpose. “No Hate Day” provided an opportunity for skaters and skate-adjacent to gather, skate, educate, appreciate and enter a raffle that raised funds for Black Lives Matter affiliated organizations. Before the event wrapped, Smart Collective reported that donations of $875 were made to Black Resilience Fund, Don’t Shoot PDX, The Okra Project and $900 to Equitable Giving Circle.