July 14, 2017
I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all the positive things that are being done in our community because of the horrific May 26 Max Train attack, It is important for the survivors and the families of Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche to know that because of their, and Micah Fletcher’s, actions, so many positive things are being done to make our community less hateful. August 12, 2017 will be the 30th anniversary of the beating death of Mulugeta Seraw. We at the CAHC are committed to using these two tragic bookends as a time period to build as strong healthy community in Portland, one resistant to the pull of hate.
Here is a partial list of events sparked by the attack on May 26th. More information about our forum on August 12 is coming.
June 2 – Oregon congressional delegation introduces a joint resolution to honor the Max heroes
June 7 – City of Portland awards 8 community groups a $40,000 grant to improve the reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents.
June 25 – Bystander Intervention Workshop at Living Room Realty
June 26 – Hearts Against Hate handed out at the Hollywood Max station
July 19 – Preventing Communal Violence forum in Salem’s Temple Beth Shalom.
July 5 – Portland offers $350,000 for grants to combat city’s rising hate crimes and improve reporting.
July 13 – Personal Safety and De-Escalation training (YMCA) at Brentwood Darlington Community Center
July 24 – Zero Tolerance! Oregonians Standing Together Against Hate Forum at MET
July 26 – Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces (YMCA) at Taborspace
July 31 – Bystander Intervention Workshop by SWAG and UNLOC Pdx
Aug 12 – CAHC/DOJ Hate Crime Forum at the Oregon Jewish Museum
Visit our partners at Portland United Against Hate