State of Black Oregon

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The Urban League of Portland Established 1945
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In 2009, the Urban League of Portland released the State of Black Oregon Report, the first of its kind in the state. It illustrated the community’s humanity and resilience, providing a human face to the issues of poverty, discrimination, gentrification, educational achievement and entrepreneurship. As the first major snapshot of one of Oregon’s growing communities of color, it was a significant event in the State. It was a groundbreaking report, combining data, narrative and lived experience to illustrate the social and economic reality of Black Oregonians.  It told the story of Oregon’s Black community and illustrated its humanity and resilience, providing a human face to the issues of poverty, gentrification, educational achievement and entrepreneurship. The State of Black Oregon also set out solutions and issued a call to action.

Five years later, the Urban League of Portland will produce a new and innovative State of Black Oregon. Like the original, the new project will be fully informed by Black Oregonians across the State. It will be owned by, written by and for the community, covering the places in urban and rural Oregon, where the presence of the Black community is often overlooked. These Oregonians will be paramount in telling their own story. The report will illuminate the experiences of Black Oregonians all over the state, including Eugene, Bend, Coos Bay and Eastern and rural Oregon. The State of Black Oregon 2015 will provide an opportunity for many to tell their story for the first time.

The 2015 State of Black Oregon Report Will Include:

·  An innovative and unique approach to updated national, state and local data on Black Oregonians on a number of social and economic indicators. 

·  A documentary short film of the Report

·  New personal stories and gripping case studies

·  Updated policy recommendations in each focus area

·  A closer look at the Black LGBTQ Oregonian community, at older adults. and the African / immigrant refugee community.

What do you want the future to look like?  This report is the next step towards a positive and healthy world for Black Oregonians and for all.

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  • $5USD
    Download & Email Updates

    You will receive by email ongoing report updates, including exclusive content, and a link for digital download of the report.

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    Digital Version of the Report

    You'll receive by mail a promotional State of Black Oregon card style USB with a full-color, high-resolution, digital version of the report.

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    Urban League T-Shirt

    You will receive, by mail or in person, an Urban League of Portland T-Shirt. The unisex cotton T-shirt is maroon with white type, and features our logo on the front, and our motto, "Empowering Communities. Changing Lives." on the back.

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    Paper Copy & Event Invitation

    You will receive, by mail or in person, a paper version of the 100-page, full color report, and an exclusive invitation to the 2014 State of Black Oregon Release event.

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    Thank You Package

    You will receive a personal thank you in the report's liner notes, and by mail a promotional USB version of the report, a paper version of the report, and an Urban League T Shirt.

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    Equal Opportunity Package

    You will receive a complimentary table for ten at our 2014 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner, a thank you in the report's liner notes, a promotional USB version of the report, a paper version of the report, and an Urban League T Shirt.

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