Resources to Support our Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color
We provide this list with the intention to support our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities through connections to resources of financial assistance and/or personal education on issues that directly affect the BIPOC community.
- The Coalition of Communities of Color's mission is to address the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children, and communities. Visit their policy analysis and advocacy page to learn more about their work.
- Adelante Mujeres is working to build a more just society by empowering Latinas women to lead. Visit their programs page to learn more about the services and tools that they offer.
- Kairos PDX is a non-profit organization that is focused on delivering excellent, equitable education to underserved children, their families and their communities.
- Vision Action Network brings together community stakeholders to address some of the most challenging issues facing Washington County, including poverty, aging, and homelessness.
- El Programa Hispano is a social service nonprofit that serves Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties to address social determinants of health
- Lutheran Community Services NW help vulnerable children, families, and refugees and others meet life's most difficult challenges and thrive in communities that are healthy, just, and hopeful. Visit this page to find an office near you.
- Slavic Oregon Social Services established by the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) serve the needs of Slavic-speaking refugees and immigrants. You can learn more about the services they offer here.
- Washington County Civic Leaders Project invites participants from communities of color and other underrepresented communities to complete hands-on leadership training, learn about civics, and engage in county decision making. Learn more and apply here.
- Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime works to support non-violent solutions to the problem of hate and hate crimes in Oregon as well as connect community groups to improve the reporting of hate crimes. Here is a page with links and resources, and how you can report a hate crime.
Reporting Hate/Bias Incidents
- Oregon Justice Resource Center promotes civil rights and improves legal representation for communities that have been underserved in the past. Learn more about their advocacy and programs here.
- PDX NAACP's mission is to ensure the political educational, social, and economic quality of rights of all persons and eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.
- Unite Oregon is an organization led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty who work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice. Learn how you can join and take action here.
- Urban League of Portland empowers Black communities in Oregon to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security, and quality of life. Learn about their work in housing assistance, community health, workforce development, and more.
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves to meet the needs of Oregon's immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members by providing more than 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services.
- The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. Visit the Our Work page to learn.
- Brown Hope established in 2018 is an organization working to build a movement of interdependence and to inspire the racial justice and healing our communities need and deserve. Visit their programs page to learn more about resources and opportunities available to the community.
Continuing Education and Activism
Below are a few of the many resources that are available to the public to learn and address our own biases. Included in this list are some of the actions we can take to become stronger allies in our response to bias and racism.
Our office has also been working to collect local organizations that support our Black, Indigenous, and People of color (BIPOC) communities. If you have any questions or suggestions for organizations or resources not listed, please email Rep.TomAndersen@oregonlegislature.gov