Community Events: 

Thursday, October 1st, 6:30 – 8 PM How to Be an Antiracist: An Evening of Art + Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 

  • WHAT: An inspiring evening featuring local artists and powerful speakers (local and national), all focused on the urgent need to become antiracists – for the sake of our nation and every one of us who calls it home. Guests will see relevant performances by local artists, hear a 20-minute presentation by Dr. Kendi and a 20-minute conversation with Dr. Kendi and Commissioner Hardesty, followed by 15 minutes of audience Q&A. Download a flyer.
  • REGISTER HERE - IT'S FREE: Act today to reserve a space; we have 1,000 spots and you want to be in one of them. Share our Facebook event, too!

Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 07:00 PM Why We Vote: BIPOC Youth RoundTable with Next Up

  • WHAT: Young people aren't just the future, we're the right now! When young people vote we're choosing our vision, our creativity, our values, and our needs; because when we show up as individuals, we also show up as a community.⁠ Hear directly from young people leading voter registration work in Oregon about WHY we vote!
  • Did you know Multnomah County some pretty cool virtual events coming up? Check them out here! - link to Multnomah County Events page

Past Events:

MYC & Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson Youth Forum on the Intersections of Racial Justice, the Economic Crisis, the Climate Crisis & COVID-19. 

About: Forum discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic recession, racial injustice, and the climate crisis. Joined by Lamar Wise, Political Organizer for AFSCME Council 75 and an organizer for the Re-imagine Oregon project, and Alana Nayak, a youth activist with the Multnomah Youth Commission, moderated by Oregon Representative Akasha Lawrence-Spence about young people’s perspectives on the issues we face and a discussion about how we can build a more equitable society. ASL interpretation is provided in the recording.

View the recording here.