Frontline Leadership –
The people most impacted should be fairly treated, and meaningfully involved in decision-making.
Self Determination –
No one can claim to represent us. We speak for ourselves: youth, bus riders, renters, everyone.
Our organizing and campaigns must work to end all systems of oppression.
Environmental Justice Demands
Racial Justice –
Black, Indigenous and people of color’s (BIPOC) ability to move safely through public spaces, educational institutions, personal spaces and inform decisions that impact them is a human right!
Gender Justice –
Trans, non-binary and womxn identified people’s ability to move safely without fear of sexual harassment, assault, or unwelcome and non-consensual actions is a human right!
Accessible Spaces –
Ability-centered, green public spaces, culturally-relevant food, and sustainable, thriving-wage employment in our communities is a human right!
Climate Justice –
Clean air, water, and soil in communities resilient to climate change is a human right!
Transportation Justice –
Safe, accessible, affordable, efficient, and decriminalized mass and active transportation is a human right!
Housing Justice –
Safe, accessible, affordable, dignified, and stable housing choice is a human right!
The OPAL office is located in the notable Jade district of the unceded territory of Portland, OR.
A comprehensive map of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island in this area is available here.
Please consider donating to OPAL to support environmental, racial, and economic justice.