January 20th is a holiday that continues to be celebrated as day on, not a day off. It is a day of service to live out our values and reflect on our goals towards furthering racial justice in 2014.
News: Racial Justice
We are proud to endorse this multi-issue assessment of the 2013 legislative session, evaluating lawmakers’ commitment to advancing opportunity and addressing disparities affecting Oregonians of color. Read more!
Basic Rights Oregon, Western States Center and Oregon United for Marriage recently launched Communities of Color for Marriage to ensure communities of color are represented and engaged in the Oregon United for Marriage campaign to win the freedom to marry in Oregon.
The Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0 is now available from The Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, the Western States Center, the Pride Foundation and Basic Rights Oregon!
Because of this powerful presentation, IWOK and WSC increased the number of Tribal leaders who were willing to take a public stand from 60 leaders in 2012 to 100 leaders currently in 2013.
“‘Come Out For Our Families’ shows the broad support for people of color who also identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender,”
Over 140 leaders have come out to share that they and the organizations they lead, fully support LGBT families of color.
Join Basic Rights Oregon for Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement, a talk from Shannon Minter Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30pm in the White Stag Lecture Hall of UO in Portland and Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in 175 Knight Law Center in Eugene!
Check out this Q&A with the lead counsel in the California marriage equality case that held that all couples have the right to marry and that laws that limit rights based on sexual orientation are inherently discriminatory and legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Shannon Minter!