[This is a forwarded message I received from Peace and Justice Works.]
The NAACP and other community organizations and activists are acting to
mobilize people to respond to the recent racially motivated shootings
that took place Sunday, January 19 in the Humboldt, Piedmont and King
neighborhoods. Several people involved in organizing the last peace
march, were asked to help get the word out and bring people together.
Metropolitan Human Rights Center and Office of Neighborhood Involvement
(ONI) are participating from the City.
The following information came from Robert Larry, President of the
NAACP-Portland, Oregon Branch 1120, and Brian Hoop at ONI:
3 actions are planned--one has already happened:
* News conference on Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 AM, King Center, NE
Alberta (I will try to report back to you on how that went)
* Town Hall meeting: Monday, February 3, 6:30 PM, Mallory Ave.
NE Alberta and Mallory Ave. (The invitation to this meeting goes out
ALL "minority groups" or victims of hate crimes in general. The forum
intended to be a speak out to denounce these types of behaviors against
* March and Rally: Saturday, February 8, 11:00 AM, location and route
depending on identifying location of car shootings. (Around Northeast
Mallory and Alberta streets)
I will send more info when it becomes available.
ONI will produce an event flier and is also printing more Not In Our
posters that were used several years ago in SE Portland following a
racially motivated hate crime. They would be made available for people
post in windows.
For ONI info contact:
Brian Hoop, Community Organizer/Neighborhood Outreach
City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., Room 110 Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-3075 Fax: (503) 823-3050 TTY: (503) 823-6868
--Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242