Movement of Movements MCs Maria Hernandez-Segoviano & Khanh Pham at Voices 2019 Event

Photos on this page by Sarah Clark Photography

On behalf of our members, staff and the board – thank you for choosing to invest in OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon! We are forever grateful to have a community who shows up to build power. We don’t just ask for money – this isn’t just a transaction. You’re invested in the leadership of Black, Indigenous and people of color and low-income people, making our communities stronger and more resilient. And you’re with us for the long-haul. Thank you!

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A Movement of Movements, OPAL's annual fundraising event, holds space for BIPOC community members to reflect on the struggles that our movement is built on. We invited members of OPAL Bus Riders Unite (BRU) and Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (YEJA) as well as dozens of local and statewide base-building organizations like APANO, Forward Together, PCUN and Oregon Just Transition Alliance partner organizations.

OPAL’s largest event since its founding, held at Revolution Hall in the unceded territory of SE Portland, OR
Brian Liu (he/him) Grants Coordinator OPAL
        Nia Calloway (they/them) YEJA intern 2017-2020
        Julie Reardon (she/they) Operations Coordinator OPAL
        Grace Chun (she/her) Duke Engage intern and graphic designer for the event
        Janaira Ramirez (she/her) former Climate Justice Organizer OPAL 
        Orlando Lopez (he/him) former Community Organizer for Bus Riders Unite OPAL
        Nathan Miller (he/him) Organizer in Training Cohort 2019
        Gabriela Saldana-Lopez Community Organizer for Bus Riders Unite OPAL and Organizer in Training Cohort 2019

Our performers, all local movement leaders of color, read from speeches of Black, Indigenous and queer people of color and took the crowd on a journey in understanding the humanity in each other as we work to change a system that is not designed to benefit the most marginalized in society. We are grateful to those who were able to join us in community.

Thank you for believing in the work to end environmental racism and build environmental justice in Oregon. Together, we will achieve a just transition to safer, healthier environments in the places we live, work, learn, pray and play.

Maria Hernandez-Segoviano (she/her) former Policy and Advocacy Manager OPAL
        Joy Alise Davis (she/her) Executive Director of PAALF
        Nakisha Nathan (she/her) Executive Director of Bark and OPAL Board Chair
        Shanice Clarke (she/her) Director of Engagement, Portland Public Schools and former Organizer in Training Cohort 2018
        Khanh Pham (she/her) former Director of Alliances OPAL
        JoAnn Hardesty (she/her) Portland City Council Commissioner
        Reyna Lopez (she/her) Executive Director PCUN
        Ane del Rocio (she/her) Executive Director Oregon Futures Lab 
        Nia Calloway (they/them) YEJA intern 2017-2020
        Eddie Morales (he/him) Gresham City Council Commissioner
        Huy Ong (he/him) Executive Director OPAL

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