EJ Movement Updates

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Organizing at the Intersection of Race and Gender

Environmental Justice requires we be unapologetically radical in how we fight oppression. Transformational organizing is, in part, about decentering white and male decision-makers in conversations about the future. OPAL empowers low-income women, queer people of color, and others to organize through powerful, narrative-based storytelling methods that center human experiences. Our goal is justice in all…

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Orlando Lopez: Building BRU Power

Orlando Lopez’s family has worked in the fields since before they migrated from Oaxaca, Mexico. He worked side by side with his parents and other migrant workers during summers growing up in Woodburn. Orlando’s parents were some of the first members of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), helping organize other Mixteco farmworkers to…

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Upcoming Events

  1. First Saturday Bus Organizing

    February 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Action Planning Team meeting

    February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. YEJA meeting

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

    February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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

climate-circle-watermarkClimate Justice

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