Get Involved!

Hey NLG members!

Wondering what your other chapter members are working on, or how you can get involved with their work? You’re in luck! We’ll be convening our second annual Get Involved; Stay Connected meeting at Cider Riot on July 31, 2018. Check out the flier below!



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.

Self-Educational Resources


City Club Friday Forum “Feminism at the Intersection” 2/3/17

So, you want to be a movement lawyer, now what?

Written Materials

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

Unite Oregon

Portland Voz

Legal Aid Services of Portland

Sankofa NW

Enlace International

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

Portland Copwatch

List of community advocacy groups

In Oregon

CAUSA Oregon

Rural Organizing Project

Disability Rights Oregon

ACLU of Oregon

Portland NLG Concerned Over Recent FBI Raids of Local Activists

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.

Community Policing, County Detention Practices, and Federal Immigration Law Enforcement Policy White Paper

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
state law.

For more information:

White Paper

Safe Communities Project