COMMUNITY RESILIENCE + COMMUNITY POWER BUILDING
THESE ARE CAUSES THAT PAALF SUPPORTS. WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO JOIN US IN ADVOCATING FOR THESE LOCAL AND STATE POLICY CHANGES.
Building Community Among All Black People From The North To The Numbers
Support Black community organizations to extend their programming into East Portland and have visible presence where Black people are moving across the region.
Continue dialogues and community building within the Black community: Intergenerationally, dialogues on QTPOC, dialogues between native and new Portlanders, African-identified and Black American communities, and across faith traditions.
Philanthropic funders should support the growing infrastructure of information networks for Black folks and folks of color seeking to connect across Portland. Websites and apps to connect to events, resources, organizations, such as BlackPDX, MercatusPDX.com.
Supporting Community Efforts To Preserve And Enhance The Historical And Cultural Contributions Of Black People
Support the preservation and development of Black cultural and heritage sites.
Explore preserving Black-owned properties such as the Gordly House, for long-term community use.
Bureau of Development Services must pursue historic preservation with a racial justice lens on the history of Portland. Preserve Golden West, sites of organizing and conflict, and other important Black historical figures for Portland locally. Mark them visible and with accurate and thorough information.
Urban design, art, public spaces, and community events should honor history and culture in meaningful, not superficial or stereotypical, ways.
Existing public art by and for the Black community must be preserved.
Public art and design must represent Black Portland in its diversity in all the neighborhoods where Black people live.
Public agencies incorporating art and design to represent cultural communities must actively reach out to and engage with artists and designers from the Black community to ensure their presence in these projects.