Unite Oregon City

February 2023

Black History is all year long.

Below is the official proclamation from Mayor McGriff that Oregon City recognizes February as Black History Month. The proclamation is on the agenda for the City Commission Meeting on February 1st at 7:00 p.m. in-person or via https://www.youtube.com/@CityofOregonCity

During Black History Month and throughout the year, it is always important to become aware of opportunities to listen and learn from the black leaders, formal and informal, that are an integral part of Oregon City's past, present and future.

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The Father's Heart Lunchmaking

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 6:30-8pm

18882 Highland Drive

Oregon City, OR

All are welcome to join in the bi-monthly lunchmaking for The Father's Heart.

Stick around for tea and hot chocolate!

Amazon Wishlist of needed items or donate a gift card and we will get what is needed!


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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.

Unite Oregon City Monthly Meeting

Sunday, Feb. 12th, 1pm

606 John Adams Street

Oregon City, OR

If you plan to attend, please, RSVP as space is limited in the upstairs meeting room at the Oregon City Library. During the meeting, we will be crafting letters to the Oregon City School Board around the importance of equity in terms of an upcoming policy on displays in the schools. If you are not able to attend, you are welcome to send your letter to uniteoregoncity.com for feedback.

What should be included in an OCSD policy around school displays? There are a number of reasons that signs, posters, or banners may be put up in schools but the goal should remain to create safe and welcoming spaces, especially, for those who have not always felt that way. Links to email addresses for school board members and district leadership are included in the comments. Take this opportunity to share your thoughts directly with them!


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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.


Wilsonville's DEI Committee and city departments are hosting a free screening of the film, "Hidden Figures" on Saturday February 4th at 7:00 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. Watch the movie and join in the optional community conversation afterwards at Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road.

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


Respond to Racism Monthly Meeting on February 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (virtual)

Achieving World Citizenship: A discussion on the concept of world citizenship as a mean to create a globally integrated world. Eventbrite Registration Link

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.

Women’s BIPOC Speaker Series continues Thursday, February 9 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.

The invited speaker will be Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, who has proudly served as District 2 Multnomah County Commissioner since January 2019.

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.

STEP UP Clackamas, a student-led event for BIPOC middle schoolers and high schoolers in Clackamas County has an information session coming up on February 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. See flyer below for registration info. The In-person/virtual event is happening on April 8th at Clackamas Community College.

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)

*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!

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