Unite Oregon City

March 2023

Many ways to serve.

Run for office.

File now for May 16th Special Elections


Serve on a board. Visit the City of Oregon City or Clackamas County to see vacancies.

City of Oregon City https://www.orcity.org/bc

Clackamas County https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/community.html

Volunteer your time and talents.

City of Oregon City https://www.orcity.org/pioneercenter/volunteers-needed

Oregon City School District https://www.ocsd62.org/volunteer-application-process

Clackamas County https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/volunteer.html

About Us

Vision Statement
​UOC envisions Oregon City and surrounding areas as being a welcoming and safe space for historically marginalized, disenfranchised and oppressed peoples to share their experiences and voices. We envision a community that accepts and appreciates those including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, documentation status, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age and ability.

Mission Statement
Unite Oregon City is a non-partisan group that strives to make Oregon City and the surrounding area a more welcoming and safe place by working collaboratively with other formal and informal community groups to create and support programs, practices, and policies that lead to a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive community that accepts and appreciates the uniqueness of all.

Clackamas County Equity Coalition

Clackamas County Equity Coalition

Unite Oregon City is part of the Clackamas County Equity Coalition.

Email clackcoequityco@gmail.com for more details or to submit calendar events.

Visit their website for more information and find countywide opportunities for events that honor diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Displacing Black Portland: A History of Housing Discrimination

by Presenter, Zachary Stocks, Oregon Black Pioneers on March 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wilsonville Hilton Garden Inn-Pearl Room

Respond to Racism-Kid's Story Time on March 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (virtual)

Eventbrite Registration Link

Respond to Racism Monthly Meeting on March 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual)

Environmental Justice: From Academia to Your Backyard, Dr. Melissa Haeffner, PSU Assistant Professor in Environmental Science and Management

Eventbrite Registration Link

The Living Room Youth is hosting their 2023 GSA Summit on March 11th. Registration is open now for attendees and presenters.

Attendee Registration (For Youth): GSA Summit Attendee Application (airtable.com)

Workshop Registration (For Partners): GSA Summit 2023 Partner Workshop Registration (airtable.com)

Let's Talk Health and Wellness

A Day for Black & Indigenous Health Care Providers & Patients to Build Community & Get Pampered.

Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clackamas Community College, Harmony Campus West, 1st Floor, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Register to join!

Women’s BIPOC Speaker Series continues Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. This opportunity is sponsored by the West Linn Alliance, Mary’s Woods, Respond to Racism, LO for Love, West Linn Public Library, Lake Oswego Public Library, and African American Women of Lake Oswego.

March's Speaker will be Tracey Lam, award-winning public relations specialist who uses a

This free community event will be held at Mary's Woods in the Dunn Community Center, Cascade Hall, 17520 Mesnard Street, Lake Oswego. Living steaming will be available. Click here for more information.

Creating Connections for Kids of Color group will be meeting up for a student-led hike on March 26th!

Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Join their Facebook for more details. grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1132977094221728/

STEP UP Clackamas, a student-led event for BIPOC middle schoolers and high schoolers in Clackamas County is happening on April 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Clackamas Community College. Registration is open!

Next quarterly meeting for the CCEC is scheduled for Thursday, April 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The topic will be supporting equity-focused candidates.

If you have recently been a candidate (or know someone) who centered the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion as your platform during a recent election, we would love to have you serve as part of a panel. Please, email clackcoequityco@gmail.com for more information.

*SAVE THE DATE* Clackamas Community College's Summer Connections 2023 is happening on June 9, 2023, to celebrate Juneteenth, PRIDE month and the diversity of Clackamas County!

Clackamas County Elections is hiring an Elections Specialist – Bilingual Spanish

Here’s the link to the full job description and application: https://bit.ly/3jT0ACS .

You can also get there by visiting clackamas.us/jobs.

Respond to Racism is seeking an Executive Director. All inquiries should be directed to Jayson Jean Baptiste, Chairperson of the Search Committee: jaysonbaptiste@gmail.com