My People's Market

A diverse marketplace of multicultural vendors

My People’s Market is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters. 

Bring your friends and family to explore the diverse entrepreneurial talent of Portland at this free event. Support over 80 local multicultural businesses, talk with vendors, and network with local business owners of color. Enjoy live music, art, performances, activities, and of course, plenty to eat and drink.

#MarketoftheFutUrE

Day 1 - TRADE SHOW | Friday, May 31 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm  

Day 2 - MARKET | Saturday, June 1 | 12:00 noon - 7:00 pm

Located on 60,000 square feet of the Broadway Corridor, at the northwest corner of the former U.S. Postal Service site on 9th and Lovejoy

https://www.mypeoplesmarket.com/

CCC Job Announcement: Environmental Justice Manager

Title:                ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MANAGER
Status:             Full-time, exempt
Reports to:      Advocacy Director or Executive Director
Location:         Portland, Oregon

Position Overview

The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) seeks a new member of its team to lead REDEFINE, our Environmental & Climate Justice Program. The program supports policies that advance environmental, climate, and energy justice and provide economic and social benefit to communities of color. Specific near-term program objectives include building capacity in communities of color to advance climate solutions; reforming policy practices; shifting discourses that centralize the voices of those most impacted by environmental injustice and climate change; and strengthening relationships between environmental organizations, organizations of color and others such as  (governments, community based organizations (CBOs), etc.) The successful candidate will be able to support the CCC’s vision of built power in communities of color to act and lead on environmental issues, and the presence of a strong social movement in Oregon for environmental and climate justice.

Organizational Overview

The mission of the CCC is to address the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities; and to organize our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice and prosperity. Formed in 2001, the CCC is an alliance of culturally-specific community based organizations with representation from six communities of color: African, African American, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Slavic. For more information, please visit www.coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.

Description of Duties

  • Convenes and supports a cross-cultural collaborative of organizations and leaders of color to advance a shared vision and agenda around the environment and climate action

  • Works to build capacity in CCC member organizations to participate and lead in environmental and climate justice.

  • Helps build partnerships between organizations of color and the environmental community

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with CCC members, partners, key interest groups and individuals, including policy makers

  • Develops policy proposals for ensuring fair and equitable impacts and benefits for communities of color

  • Analyzes state and local legislation and programs for their impact on environmental justice

  • Supports and monitors implementation of state and local initiatives

  • Produces fact sheets, reports and other communication tools to support policy proposals and project objectives

  • Investigates and analyzes issues germane to the program, reviews relevant professional materials and communications on a continuing basis

  • Designs public education materials; writes articles, alerts and opinion pieces

  • Prepares and presents public comments and testimony;educates policy makers.

  • Actively seeks earned media and serves as a spokesperson, as directed

  • Represents CCC at public and community events

  • Educates and engages CCC members through website communications, articles in e- newsletter, personal interactions and other communications

  • Writes program-related grant proposals; meets with foundation officers and other potential funders; writes progress reports

  • Actively seeks new sources of financial support

Qualifications

  • Three to five years of professional experience performing similar job duties to those listed in this announcement is preferred

  • Strong expertise in racial justice is preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to apply an environmental justice lens to public policy

  • Understanding of, and experience working with, diverse populations, specifically communities of color with representation in the CCC: African, African American, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern,  Native American, Pacific Islander and Slavic communities

  • Proven ability to bring stakeholders together around shared visions and work strategically to secure policy changes and other program objectives

  • Strong writing and speaking skills. A writing sample may be requested.

  • Self-motivated

  • Ability to work closely with other CCC staff in programs including advocacy, research, and leadership development

COMPENSATION

Starting salary is between $50,000 - $65,000 depending on experience. Paid time off is based on tenure with the organization and includes accruals of sick and vacation hours. We recognize 10 paid holidays per calendar year. We also provide medical, dental and vision insurance, a Flexible Spending Account, and life insurance. Employees may enroll in a 401k retirement plan after one year of employment. We provide an $80/ month transportation stipend.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, and resume via email to hr@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org. In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in working for the Coalition of Communities of Color in this specific position and what work areas or issues particularly interest you. No phone calls, please. CCC intends to fill this position by May 1, 2019 at the latest, so final applicant interviews will happen April 2-10. We will begin reviewing applications as received. All finalists will be notified once a hiring decision has been made.

http://www.coalitioncommunitiescolor.org/…/2019-ejm-job-ann…

Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament for refugee and immigrant community

This year's Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament for refugee and immigrant community is Friday-Sunday, June 28-30, at Lents Park!

Individual players are encouraged to sign-up for the tournament by attending our registration event. A limited number of free jerseys, socks, and shin guards, will be available to teams on a first come, first served basis.

All genders welcome!

WHAT: WORLD CUP REGISTRATION DAY
WHEN: 10:00am on Saturday, April 13, 2019
WHERE: East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97216, multi-purpose rooms 1-3

15 players per team, ages 14-17, ages 18-21

WHAT: WOMEN/GIRLS’ only WORLD CUP REGISTRATION DAY
WHEN: 10am on Saturday, April 20, 2019
WHERE: David Douglas High School, North Cafeteria, 1001 SE 135th Ave Portland, OR 97233

15 players per team, ages 14-17, ages 18-25

For more information about this event, call or text Som Subedi at 503-260-2487 or email som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov.

Read more about Portland Parks & Recreation's Parks for New Portlanders program at portlandoregon.gov/parks/newportlanders.

Photo of the World Cup Planning Committee members by Abi Ki!

Portland Meet Portland is looking for a volunteer who can set up a new CRM Donor Database!

Hello All!

We are looking for someone with the willingness and expertise to volunteer their time to help PMP set up a new CRM Donor Database. We need to choose the database (we have a couple of options) but need someone to set it up for PMP properly. Is there anyone out there who could do this for us (or knows someone who would help us to do this)?

http://www.portlandmeetportland.org/contact-us

Translated Driver’s Manuals for Refugees & Immigrants

Learn driving laws with these translated driver’s manuals!

You can use the free translated driver’s manuals for refugees and immigrants. Click on your language below to learn about US driving laws. Reading these driver’s manuals in your language will help you pass the test in English. In some states, you can take tests in your language. In other states, you must take the test in English. These driver’s manuals are not specific to your state and they may be outdated. They will help you study but should only be used to help, as some of the laws might be different in your state.
https://goo.gl/RpdZAb

Causa Oregon

Thank you Causa Oregon for organizing a powerful Day of Action down in Salem! It was an honor to help fight for Immigrant Justice and Equal Access to Roads! No family should be afraid of being taken from their loved ones when they drive to work, pick up their children from school, or visit the hospital.

Visit Causa and APANO's FB pages for more ways to get involved. (APANO's Day of Action is coming up on April 8th!)

Diversity is Our Strength: A photo contest telling the story of immigrants in our community

After a very successful exhibition in 2018, we, along with Pro Photo Supply, are excited to announce the second edition of our curated photography exhibit, created to address issues that are increasingly prevalent in our country today: xenophobia and the dehumanization of immigrants, whose stories are our stories as a community and a nation.
 
This year’s photo contest, open from March 1 through April 14, 2019, welcomes submissions that depict the stories of immigrants who have added to our diverse cultural landscape. We encourage photographers of all levels, including students, to submit, as well as families and individuals who wish to share family snapshots which help tell their own immigrant story — either past or present. 
 
A final selection of 30 images will be made in May and showcased at Pro Photo Supply in a large format exhibition that will run from June through August 2019. There will be a gallery opening and a community event at their store on First Thursday, June 6, 2019. 
 
Additionally exhibit curators, photographers Paige Stoyer and Jim Lommasson, will be selecting up to 20 images to be shown at Blue Sky Gallery throughout June and July 2019, on the community wall and in one of the community drawers that the gallery is providing especially for images from our exhibition. Photos will also be shared on social media and other online platforms.