By: Mireaya Medina, Communications Manager
It is an action-packed month, full of end of summer neighborhood events so please keep safety and crime prevention at the top of your list! This month also includes a few events that can create fear. We understand that many neighbors in the SE Uplift Coalition area may feel afraid, unprepared or helpless in coping with acts of hate and/or bias. For instance, this weekend’s Patriot Prayer Rally is expected to be highly contentious as mentioned by a number of news media outlets such as the Huffington Post and the Oregonian/ Oregonlive.
Be aware of your surroundings. If you see a crime happening, call 911. If there is an ongoing issue with harassment or a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood, call the City of Portland Office of Crime Prevention at (503) 823-4064
Portland United Against Hate suggests if you see something in your neighborhood; do something!
Taken from the PUAH Interrupt Hate Action Card:
FEEL Be calm and assertive.
ASK Speak to the person being targeted:
“I am uncomfortable with this. Are you ok?”
ACT Ignore the attacker. Center and support the person targeted.
Stand by the person targeted, look at them, and engage them
in conversation. Invite them to go with you, respect their wishes.
For more information about PUAH contact Kari.Koch@portlandoregon.gov
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Event: Following a racist hate incident in the park, the Rose City Park community is organizing this event to stand with our refugee and immigrant neighbors and to support everyone’s right to feel safe in the community. “We All Belong here!” Please join us for a fun family event with kids activities & music-bring a dish to share, bring a chair if you have.
Workshop: Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices when community problems occur. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable.
Event: We welcome all neighbors, faith-based organizations, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and nonprofits to join us on this walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!