PDX Community Resources
The Lotus Project
Through educating and empowering today’s Asian-American communities, Project Lotus advances the movement of Asian-Americans blossoming and addressing mental health stigma, shame, and overall perception and care of mental health.
Racial health disparities are a significant barrier to addiction treatment for communities of color in the United States. Identifying how these disparities show up in addiction treatment settings, and how to address them, is a critical goal.
NAACP – Portland
Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and eliminating racial hatred and discrimination
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) – Portland
An all-volunteer group focused on educating, organizing, and mobilizing white people in the Portland Metropolitan Area to work for racial justice.
Office of Equity and Human Rights
Provides education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access and opportunity, starting with issues of race and disability.
Race Talks – Portland
For over a decade, RACE TALKS has been a resounding success engaging over 30,000 participants in over 2000 facilitated conversations and providing a platform to over 500 Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) panelists to highlight their work and make an ask to attendees to get involved.
Basic Rights Oregon
Their mission is to ensure that all LGBTQ2SIA+ Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.
APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work.
Social Programs & Resources
Black Male Achievement program
Designed to assist City leaders in their efforts to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys.
Urban League of Portland
One of Oregon’s oldest civil rights and social service organizations, empowering African-Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life.
Immigrant & Refugee Community (IRCO)
IRCO’s mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.
A PDX-based non-profit focused on strengthening community and advancing racial and social justice.
A Latino-led education organization, grounded in culturally-specific practices and services, that lifts up youth and families to reach their full potential.
Here and Ready
A networking collective and resource group on a mission to increase visibility and industry access for Black actresses.
A list of growing resources dedicated to supporting Indigenous people and educating the public about issues facing Indigenous people today.
Indigenous Communities in Portland
NAYA – Native American Youth and Family Center
Cultural community support.
NARA – Native American Rehabilitation Association
Mental and physical health and wellness support for Native Americans and anyone in need.
Buy Native Guide – Mercatus PDX
Directory of Native owned businesses in the Portland area.
Donate directly to the Chinook Nation.
Donate directly to NAYA.
FREE TICKETS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES Artists Rep acknowledges that we are on stolen land. We are committed to supporting Native communities. ART is on the lands of Grande Ronde, Siletz, Cowlitz, and Chinook. ART also recognizes the regional tribes who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, including the Multnomah, Wasco, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla. ART commits to providing FREE tickets to the Native American & Indigenous communities whose land we are on.
Community members can access complimentary tickets by using the code NATIVELAND (based on availability) online at artistsrep.org, over the phone at 503.241-1278, or at our walk up Box Office (located at 128 NW 11th Ave).