A Message from APANO

The 2016 legislative session wrapped up on Thursday, March 3rd with many of APANO’s top policy issues moving forward. After a packed 32 days of deliberating, holding public forums, and meeting stakeholders and community members, we commend our lawmakers for passing important legislation that addresses the needs of our communities. With over 383,000 Oregonians still […]

HB 4003 – an extension of End Profiling – passed unanimously in Salem

Great News for our Community from the CIO! HB 4003 passed unanimously in both the House and Senate! The bill was an extension of HB 2002 and directs the Attorney General and the Law Enforcement Profiling Work Group to continue meeting and to issue a report with recommendations for legislation by December 1, 2016. The […]

National HIV Awareness!

HIV Alliance is committed to advocating for those living with HIV, and raising awareness around issues of stigma. Many groups of people are overrepresented in HIV/AIDS statistics, and much of this can be tied to forms of discrimination and stigma. Our education program provides a wide range of informational sessions to adults and youth alike […]

Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein’s Remarks from the MLK Celebration

Rabbi Ruhi Rubenstein offered the following remarks to the audience at the Shedd during the celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The remarks are so powerful, everyone should read them! “When Eric asked me to speak today, I admit that at first I was reluctant. One thing that the Black Lives Matter […]

2016 MLK Day March!

JANUARY 18TH 9 AM NORTH GATE AUTZEN STADIUM MARCH COMMENCES AT 10 AM  The Eugene/Springfield NAACP will host the 29th community MLK march January 18th. This years’ event is sponsored in part by LTD and the University of Oregon. NAACP is a 107 year old organization that was created to combat domestic terrorism and, continues […]

Community Conversations: January 14th – PLEASE RSVP

Along with our partners and sponsors, the NAACP Lane County presents: Community Conversations: Building Unity in our Community This will be a series of five conversations to be held the second Thursday of each month (January – May) Free and open to the public! PLEASE RSVP – Tickets are free, space is limited. 5:30 – […]

African American/Black Student Success Plan- January 11th meeting

Date:  Monday, January 11, 2016 Time:  5:30-7:30pm Location:  Ford Alumni Center, University of Oregon, 1720 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97403  Join the African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group members and ODE Staff for refreshments and to learn about the plan and provide input on challenges and opportunities facing African American/Black students in your […]

1.38 Million Afro-Descendants Are Identified on the Mexican Census for the First Time

Written by Yara Simón December 10, 2015 Click photo for more- Since the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexico’s national identity has been defined by mestizaje – a term that recognizes mixed racial ancestry of the New World after colonization. But although Mexico’s African presence was considerable from the start of colonization, this “third root” is often […]

Urban League of Portland calls for Answers to Electronic Surveillance

Letter sent  by Urban league of Portland and signoff by our Executive committee.   November 10, 2015   Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Oregon Department of Justice 955 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97301   Attorney General Rosenblum:   We, the undersigned, have been notified that the Oregon Department of Justice has conducted digital surveillance on […]