Bus Riders Unite builds strength and hope for Transit Justice Like you, we here at OPAL are subdued today. A heavy fog has set, with harsh reminder of who has power in our communities, who the laws protect, and who they don’t. There are few words that can do justice to the moment, but [...]
This week, OPAL and Bus Riders Unite leaders met with partner organizations that signed onto the Campaign for a Fair Transfer to discuss the Title Six Civil Rights complaint that OPAL and the Center for Intercultural Organizing jointly issued against Trimet (you can read more about those events here). Throughout the course of these [...]
From L-R: Emily Brown, Perla Alvarez, OiT Coordinator Vania Loredo, Halla Williams, Omar Omar.
It’s a little past the midway point in the summer Organizer in Training program, and our OiTs wanted to share a little bit of the exciting work they’ve been doing thus far.
Youth Engagement and YouthPass
The OiTs will be [...]
Did anyone else notice how the month of August just kind of snuck in on us? Along with that comes another opportunity to join your friends at OPAL and BRU! for 1st Saturday organizing. It looks to be a beautiful day, so we expect to have plenty of chances to engage transit riders. Remember, the [...]
You did it! You won improvements to 3 East Portland bus stops!
We have GREAT news to share about our East Portland Bus Stop Project. Bus Riders Unite! prioritized East Portland bus stops as one of three priority areas back in 2010 and throughout the process, we’ve had great engagement from people use transit. [...]
We had another great day of 1stSaturday Organizing last weekend, with blue skies and more than 15 volunteer organizers! We even had three youth representatives out with us for their first day of organizing. It was great to see them engaging the public about Youth Pass and Campaign for a Fair Transfer, issues that are [...]
On Thursday, June 27th, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon will host Voices from a People’s History of the United States, a benefit for the summer Organizer in Training Program at an inaugural fundraising event at Curious Comedy Theatre, located in the heart of Vanport Square in Northeast Portland. The evening will feature community leaders, elected [...]
This has been a big week in the world of Bus Riders Unite and OPAL. An active BRU member and outer Southeast Portland resident Eavan Moore is our guest posting for this week, offering her take on the future of Campaign for a Fair Transfer.
Think back to October 2010. Who were you two and [...]
Thank you to those who were able to join us this last Saturday at Bar Carlo in SE Portland for an intimate holiday celebration. We were able to show our successes of the year in a Prezi presentation, highlighting the dedication and tenacity of our Bus Riders Unite members in 2012 to stand up to [...]
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Join OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon as we celebrate the end of 2012 together as a community! We’ll be showing “Adela’s Journey”, a short documentary created by OPAL organizer Hector Osuna about a Portland bus rider, as well as a photo recap of our biggest successes this [...]