Unite Oregon City

April 2023

Supporting Equity- Focused Candidates

Unite Oregon City does not endorse candidates but does provide information for our followers to make informed decisions.

1) May 16th Special Elections Voters' Pamphlet.

2) Equity-Focused Candidate Rating Guide

3) Attend CCEC Information Session

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.

Please, email clackcoequityco@gmail.com for more information.

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Monthly Meeting

Sunday, April 9th, 1pm

606 John Adams Street

Oregon City, OR

We will be meeting in the upstairs conference room. There will be time for committees to share, planning for future events and topics for discussion. All are welcome to join

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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.
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The Father’s Heart Lunchmaking

Wednesday, April 26th, 6:30-8:30pm

1507 12th Street, Oregon City, OR, USA

Please join us for the bi-monthly opportunity to make lunches for The Father's Heart which supports houseless individuals in our greater Oregon City community. Email Karen, zanjan.ktl@gmail.com, to find out what items are needed to make the lunches this month.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


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On Saturday, April 8, you are invited to participate in Step Up Clackamas. This event -- sponsored by the Coalition for Communities of Color, Clackamas Community College, and other organizations -- will center the experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students in Clackamas County, Oregon.

The goal of Step Up Clackamas, as established by the student-led steering committee, is to create an accessible and impactful gathering where attendees can learn from each other and celebrate our communities. There will be activities for students, their families, and community members.

For more information visit: https://www.coalitioncommunitiescolor.org/step-up-clackamas

Event components include:

· Student Workshop on Giving Testimony (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

· This hybrid (online and in-person) workshop hosted by Next Up is open to junior high and high schoolstudents only. The workshop will teach students how to share their stories in a way that inspires change in their school and the greater community.

· Student Art Gallery and Free Community Lunch (1 - 3:30 p.m.)

· The art gallery is open to all community members. Enjoy a photo booth and music, and experience artwork depicting the places in Clackamas County where students and residents feel welcome. Community members can participate in the project by adding their own visions on an interactive art wall.

· Student Leaders Panel (3:30 – 5 p.m.)

· This is open to all community members who are interested in hearing about the experiences of BIPOC student leaders (our panelists) and how to better support BIPOC students in our region.

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Come Out OC

Check out this new Meetup group for adults that are part of the local LGBTQ+ community who live, work, or spend time in Oregon City and surrounding area. https://www.meetup.com/come-out-oregon-city/

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B-Town Planning has begun! The Clackamas County Housing Authority is super excited to be hosting B-town again this summer for the youth and families living in their Oregon City properties!

They are looking for volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering your time by giving back to your community for a few hours this summer. Please attend one of the information sessions that are scheduled:

Pictured are several of our Unite Oregon City members who volunteered as part of this great opportunity last summer!

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EID Festival at SoulFlags Art Community Center

Mark your calendars for the Eid Festival @soulflagsart

April 22nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Soulflags is a wonderful welcoming space in downtown OC for kids of all ages to learn new and explore through art.

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, also known as just Eid, is a Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Celebrations continue for one, two or three days, and people wish each other Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) or Eid Said (Happy Eid). Celebrations vary by country but include gatherings to view the new moon, decorating homes inside and out, family visits, eating special sweet foods, neighborhood fairs, visits to amusement parks, wearing new clothes and giving and receiving gifts. Eid al-Fitr is next celebrated on 21st April 2023. https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/eid

Visit SoulFlags website to learn more https://soulflags.org/
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Summer of Joy

Save the date for the Summer of Joy Fair on May 13th form 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Stop by to see local opportunities for our families and youth, especially for Summertime!

If you are interested in having a booth, please complete the form.


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.


Respond to Racism-Kid's Story Time on April 3 from 5:00 p.m. Registration Link

Respond to Racism Monthly Meeting on April 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual)

Indigenous Spirit: Weaving Justice in a Wounded Land. Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, PhD will explore racism and our relationship with the earth.

Registration link

Wilsonville Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series

April 27 “Growing up Muslim in Clackamas County” (at Hilton Garden Inn) Presented by Imran Haider, Washington State University

May 4 “The Mainstreaming of Antisemitism in America” (at Charbonneau Country Club)
Presented by Bob Horenstein, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

June 8 “Systemic Racism in Oregon Schools” (at Wilsonville Library)
Presented by Rudyane Rivera-Lindstrom, Higher Education Coordinating Commission

July 6 “The Culture, Language and Etiquette of Disability” (at Clackamas Community College)
Presented by Ian Jaquiss, Relay Resources

No pre-registration is required. For more details on the DEI Lecture Series events, contact Bill Evans, 503-570-1502; evans@ ci.wilsonville.or.us.

*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!