AFRICAN AMERICAN INITIATIVE DATA COLLECTION
Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington
REVISED Focus Group Discussions
The African American Initiative Data Collection is a culturally-appropriate initiative to facilitatethe reduction of breast cancer mortality in Portland’s African American community.
Our team would like to talk with African American breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer, as well as African American women over the age of 30 about their experiences navigating healthcare. The results will lead to action for change. You are invited to participate in one of two focus group discussions below:
- Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Urban League Office – 110 N. Russell Street Portland, OR (Parking available behind the bldg.)
- Saturday, October 20, 11 am – 2:00 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church – 3138 N. Vancouver Ave Portland, OR
*** Incentives are provided for volunteers – Information is confidential ***
Please contact D. Bora Harris, AAIDC Independent Consultant for Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington Email: email@example.com Phone: (503) 936-8020
The Portland City Auditor Elections Division announced on Friday, July 27, that the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PDX 04, the “Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative 2018”) received enough valid Portland voter signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. A sampling of 55,509 submitted signatures revealed 39,755 valid signatures, over 5,000 more than the 34,156 signature threshold for the City of Portland. The announcement means that Portland voters will decide this Fall on funding clean energy projects including housing upgrades, living-wage jobs and job training, and green infrastructure.
“The people of Portland have spoken: the time is now for good jobs, healthy homes, and a clean energy future,” said chief petitioner Reverend E.D. Mondainé, President of the NAACP Portland Branch. “Our broad and diverse community achieved something truly great in submitting far more than enough signatures for this historic measure. We look forward to victory at the ballot this November.”
The Portland Clean Energy Fund would raise more than $30 million per year to support energy efficiency housing upgrades, jobs and job training in clean energy, and new solar power and green infrastructure. The measure will prioritize funding for housing upgrades and living-wage jobs for all underserved Portlanders, particularly low-income residents and people of color. The Portland Clean Energy Fund would be funded by a 1% business license surcharge that would only apply to mega-retailers with more than $1 billion per year in nation-wide gross revenue.
Volunteers from NAACP Portland Branch supported the initiative through signature gathering, data entry, volunteer organizing and training, and organizing support materials. Volunteers are now moving into the next phase by gathering pledges to vote YES, doing data entry, and more.
NAACP, AAOA (African American Outdoor Association), and BGDB (Black Girls Do Bike) present 1st annual Black United Family Bike Ride and picnic. Join us for food, games, and fun at Dawson Park on July 8, 10-4. Family friendly bike ride – all ages. Bike ride starts at 11:30am. Bikes are available to borrow for the event. Please register here.
The NAACP Portland chapter invites Oregonians to join us for a week of events Honoring the memory of Malcolm X. On Saturday May 26th, 2018, the NAACP is hosting “The X-Factor” (Malcolm X Brunch), with his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz as the Keynote speaker.
“A lot has happened to our communities in the last year and we truly believe that the power of the civil rights movement, and the legacy of Malcolm X are as important now as they were then.”, says E. D. Mondaine, President of the NAACP Portland Chapter. He goes on to say, “The goal of this brunch will serve to bring the African American community and leaders together so that they can begin focusing on the same goals: Celebrating Malcolm X; The Man, his mission, his message; and taking our rightful place in governing our futures.” Mondaine’s hope is that this will be the kind of event that provokes conversation on establishing unity.
The NAACP Portland Chapter 1120 is a 501(c)4 organization that is staffed by volunteers and operates from the donations of membership and community. As a civic and civil service organization, they depend on the partnerships of the community to help assure that equality, inclusion, and justice are common place for all peoples that represent this beloved city of Portland.
Our hope is that you would help us reach our fundraising goals by sponsorship and contribution to support the very important work of civic and civil equality, so that diversity and inclusion is made an absolute for people of color.
Along with the X-Factor celebration, the NAACP Portland will be proclaiming May 19th as Malcolm X day in the city of Roses. The proclamation will take place in the new NAACP offices located in the Lloyd Center Mall at 10am on Malcolm’s birthday of May 19th.
There will also be a night of readings from local spoken word artist Mic Crenshaw, Musical acts by Eldon “T” Jones of N-Touch, Norman Sylvester and many more on Wednesday the 23rd, in North Portland’s Celebration Tabernacle Church
Week of May 19th-26th Events: