Division of Student Services

Resources: Racial Justice

Note: the below are not necessarily eligible for off-campus Federal Work Study. Please find FWS eligible opportunities here.

Here are some organizations that fall under the loose heading of "racial justice."

Black Lives Matter PDX
This is local chapter of the Official #BlackLivesMatter Organization founded by Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza. #BlackLivesMatter is an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and our allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue among Black people, and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action and engagement.  

Don't Shoot Portland
Don't Shoot Portland's regional and demographic relativity to the experiences in our community have forced us to unite as activists and social advocates for youth, families and vulnerable community members. Our organizational work and activism, including direct community education workshops, support the outreach of our continued advocacy as first respondents and has helped community members contribute through direct engagement and legislative value. Contact Don't Shoot Portland to schedule panels, workshops, moderated discussions on race, poverty and social and systemic discrimination. They are always looking to expand their work and these necessary conversations are for the value of educational programming. 

NAACP Portland
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Locally, the Portland NAACP is focusing its efforts on economic equity, police accountability, and leadership development.  NAACP Portland believes that when everyone is treated well and justly, all people benefit. Your NAACP leadership in Portland includes the following committees: Criminal Justic, Legal Redress, The Freedom Fund, Economic Development, Youth Council and Youth Leadership. NAACP Portland will provide more details and contact information as these committees develop their missions.  For now, contact the NAACP secretary if you are interested in volunteering.
Phone: 503-928-6723

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