WHEN: September 8, 2018
WHERE: Portland OR: Glenhaven Park, 7900 NE Siskiyou St, Portland, OR 97213, next to the Madison High School (map).
WHO: A movement of hundreds, led by Oregon Just Transition Alliance, a statewide network of Oregon’s frontline communities.
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
Rural Organizing Project
We call upon Portland’s environmental, racial, social, and economic justice communities and allies to stand with us and support the leadership of most-impacted people.
WHAT: In solidarity with the grassroots leaders across the globe and in the Bay Area.The rally will feature speakers from the frontline communities leading the event.
Youth of Color
Oregon Just Transition Alliance
Transportation and Housing-vulnerable People
Immigrants and Workers
Rural communities fighting lng pipeline
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Gather and Enjoy Food
1:00pm – 2:00pm Spoken Program
2:00pm-4:00pm Music, Tabling, Disperse
More info including links to get involved at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Just Transition Alliance (OJTA) builds unity among frontline communities. It’s necessary to center the most-impacted people in discussions of climate justice. The Portland Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice platform states, “people of color, low income communities, and rural and tribal people are at the front line of environmental and climate injustice- our communities must lead the efforts to address climate change. Climate change is only a symptom of much deeper crises that are happening worldwide- the ecological crisis, economic crisis, and the crisis of empire. These crises come from the current dominant economy, created by a system that only works for a few which relies on exploitation and extraction of resources. We must create a system that works for everyone, based on cooperation, close communities, and regenerative processes.” We’re past the tipping point. The threats to frontline communities are present today.