Prepare for critical civil rights and civil liberties battles in the upcoming November election and 2021 Legislative session with ACLU supporters across Oregon virtually at our Justice For All Membership Conference on September 12.
Learn about the fight ahead from ACLU staffers including ACLU National Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Amber Hikes. And then hear from our keynote speaker, educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist, Walidah Imarisha. Imarisha will ground us in Oregon’s Black History by examining institutional white supremacy and centering the resistance of Black communities and other communities of color as active changemakers. The keynote will highlight how history, politics, and culture have shaped—and will continue to shape—the landscape not only for Black Oregonians, but all Oregonians.
Registration is required. To make this event inclusive and accessible, there are four pricing options including free admission.
ASL interpretation and captioning will be available.
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We agree to create a space which values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, immigration status, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
We will respect and contribute to the ACLU’s culture of belonging by fostering an equitable and inclusive experience in all aspects of community work by centering BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) voices and experiences.
This looks like:
Listening to understand--making space for and prioritizing oppressed voices
Speaking my truth responsibly--taking responsibility for your impact regardless of your intent. And, for white people and other privileged identities, to not put the burden on BIPOC and other oppressed groups to educate you about the harm that your actions/behavior created
Being willing to do things differently and experience discomfort--seeing discomfort and tension as an opportunity for growth, not a barrier to it