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 historic [...]
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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 [...]
Join the Movement for Transit Justice in Portland! Tuesday, August 14 6:00 – 8:00 PM
(food will be available starting at 5:30)
2407 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206
On Bus Lines: 4, 14, and 71
Please RSVP by August 13: 503-928-4354 or email@example.com
Bus Riders Union: The Film Wednesday, August 1 Food @ 5:30 PM Film Screening @ 6:00 PM OPAL Office: 2407 SE 49th Ave Bus Lines: 4, 14, and 71
Bus Riders Union is a riveting documentary that tells the story of the early years of the Bus Riders Union in Los Angeles, an [...]
OPAL is excited to welcome our 2012 summer Organizers-in-Training (OiT). Our 2012 cohorts include both long-time community activists and younger students who are emerging community leaders. Our two-month OiT program includes workshops and guest speakers in various facets of grassroots organizing, as well as on-the-ground experience in organizing on the buses and at bus stops [...]
Join us this coming Wednesday April 18th for our monthly Bus Riders Unite membership meeting.
We will develop a Bus Riders Unite Budget Alternative for TriMet that will meet our budget needs without drastic fare hikes and service cuts. Bus riders and OPAL members have been brainstorming ideas to fix the budget without squeezing riders, and we will work to [...]
Things are busy here at OPAL – TriMet just released its new budget, and our great new team is hitting the ground running, organizing bus riders and community allies to resist the devastating fare increases and service cuts proposed.
Hector Osuna Mondragon has joined the team as our lead organizer after leading a successful project [...]
Our friend Trillium Shannon at KBOO Community Radio joined OPAL’s Bus Riders Unite! crew while we were in the community, organizing bus riders around the Campaign for a Fair Transfer. This hour-long radio show features an interview with our extended family – the LA Bus Riders Union – followed by interviews with our crew about [...]