Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of resources to help legal folks plug in and self-educate. If you have money, donate to local, grassroots organizations working for social, racial, and economic justice. If you have skills, donate those to local, grassroots organizations working for social, racial, and economic justice. If you feel like you have neither, build your skills (we all have something to contribute!), or support those who do.
City Club Friday Forum “Feminism at the Intersection” 2/3/17
So, you want to be a movement lawyer, now what?
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
The Movement for Black Lives
Law For Black Lives
Communities of Color Coalition
OPAL- Environmental Justice
Letter to a law student interested in social justice
RED Report on racial disparities in Multnomah County criminal legal system
20 Tools for Movement Lawyering, Law at the Margins
Get involved with Organizations in Portland
Northwest Workers Justice Project
Innovation Law Lab
Oregon Law Center
Portland Jobs with Justice
Legal Aid Services of Portland
Black Lives Matter – Portland
Showing Up for Racial Justice – Portland (SURJ)
Homeless Youth Law Clinic
Oregon Justice Resource Center
NAACP of Portland
Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform
List of community advocacy groups
Rural Organizing Project
Disability Rights Oregon
ACLU of Oregon
On Wednesday July 26th, the FBI conducted a series of coordinated raids against activists in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. They subpoenaed several people to a special federal grand jury, and seized computers, thumb drives, and black clothing, among other items.
The Portland NLG has received several calls in relation to the raids and is monitoring events closely. People with questions about how to protect their rights during government investigation should consider reading If an Agent Knocks, a publication created by the Center for Constitutional Rights to provide advice to activists who may be targeted by FBI agents or other federal investigators.
The Portland NLG is a member of The Safe Communities Project, a coalition of Immigrants’ and civil rights organizations including: Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, Portland Central America solidarity Committee, Portland Jobs with Justice, and VOZ: workers Rights Education Project. To contact the Safe Communities Project call 503 236 7916.
This paper addresses the consequences of Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in Multnomah County Jail
from the standpoint of community safety. This presence impedes
community policing goals, damages relations with Multnomah
County’s immigrant communities, and may be in violation of
For more information:
Safe Communities Project