EJ Movement Updates

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With Shelters Full, DV Advocates Push For Housing

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Meet Huy Ong, OPAL’s New Executive Director

Following a nationwide search, OPAL’s Board of Directors has chosen a permanent Executive Director! Huy Ong joins us to lead OPAL in 2016 and beyond. A dynamic trainer, facilitator, and fundraiser, Huy brings communities together to address tough issues. “I believe in intersectional organizing and collective transformational actions,” he says. “Putting people, our communities and…

Inclusionary

Big News: Developers Are Getting Hip to Inclusionary Zoning

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How Zoning Laws Fuel Segregation

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Portland needs bold thinking to address historical injustice. This is only a first step, but it’s a good one.

CLICK TO READ: Portland needs bold thinking to address historical injustice. This is only a first step, but it’s a good one.

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“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

Our words and voices are at times all we have in the fight for justice. Every year, OPAL hosts Voices of a People’s History, an event which uplifts the beautiful, powerful words of champions in the movement. We invite members of our community to read speeches, essays and poems that inspire revolutionary change. It’s a yearly gathering…

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Upcoming Events

  1. YEJA meeting

    February 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Action Planning Team meeting

    February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. TriMet Board meeting

    February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. YEJA meeting

    March 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Environmental Justice demands:

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Transportation Justice

…Frequent, affordable, accessible and efficient mass and active transit for greater mobility and access to opportunity

...Reduced auto emissions for public health

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Protections for renters

…State and local inclusionary housing policies

Quality housing we can afford

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Climate action to benefit us first and most, as we are the communities most impacted by climate change

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…Parks, green spaces, tree canopy and brownfield restoration for community livability

…Green, living-wage jobs in mass transit, infrastructure construction and maintenance, energy, and weatherization