Thank you for your interest in serving on the Kathleen Saadat Leadership Fund Committee.

We are looking for Black LGBTQ Oregonians who come from diverse communities that include the disability community, mental health and addictions community, creatives, entrepreneurs, and educators and the many other communities. Members will be tasked with reviewing applications for the fund and making decisions regarding funding for applicants.

Interested in applying to be on the committee? Click here to fill out the application by August 5th!

The committee will be staffed by Iden Campbell, Director of Racial and Transgender Justice Program at Basic Rights Oregon. The application is due by August 5th. The committee will meet virtually twice in August for approximately two hours each meeting. Dates will be scheduled after committee members are chosen to accommodate schedules. Committee members will be paid $25 an hour for their participation. Committee members shall be chosen by Black LGBTQ staff and board members of BRO. If any questions have not been answered here, please feel free to reach out to

About the KSLF: Kathleen Saadat is a pioneer of intersectional organizing, having been a movement leader for the Black, LGBTQ and women’s movements in Oregon for more than 45 years. The leadership fund has been set up in Kathleen’s honor and will give money directly to Black LGBTQ Oregonians who want to take the next step in their personal leadership journey – whether it’s taking a class, applying for a business license, buying supplies to put on a community event, or facilitating events to speak with local community elected and legislators about issues that matter to their communities.

If you’re interested in joining the Kathleen Saadat Leadership Committee, please click here to fill out the application by August 5th. 

Thank you!