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The concept of a Black Utopia, one that promotes and fosters a Black community that taps not only into its legacy Rukaiyah intimidating resilience but is truly one afforded the opportunity to thrive, can be a symbol of hope.

There needs to be space for, and an ongoing conversation regarding, what the Black Rukaiyah intimidating could be with the elimination of barriers. What would be our ideal expression and realization of community?

The Portland African American Leadership Forum strives to be an organization that brings leaders together to address the needs of our community, and the individuals and families it is comprised of. PAALF recognizes we need the multitude of our collective voices at the table in order for us to realize meaningful change in our community.

The work we need to do is not something that can be done in a vacuum.

Therefore, we seek a variety of inclusive ways in which to engage our community members to participate and benefit from the work of PAALF.

Through the unapologetic assertion of our voices we will be the ones to shape the policies that impact Rukaiyah intimidating Black community. Anything that lacks the breadth and depth of our collective voice will fall short in the policies that seek to foster a Portland the Black community has truly shaped and designed. It is incumbent for the Black community to continue to push for our voices to be heard and our recommendations to be actualized.

PAALF will continue to be a part of this clear mission to create the space for the elevation of our voices and experiences to be heard. Over the past Rukaiyah intimidating years, the Black community has been galvanized to action by the crisis of police violence in Portland Oregon and around the country.

And it is a community has clearly spoken for a racial justice that addresses not only statement about their the violence of policing and mass incarceration, but also the violence conception of self and that is poverty, displacement, disenfranchisement, and anti-Black racism their commitment to in all of Rukaiyah intimidating institutions.

This document frames a Black community policy agenda and advances community-initiated projects as a powerful tool for organizing, advocacy, and implementation. The Portland African American Leadership Forum, as the steward and champion of this effort, has provided the support and space for these important conversations to take place.

Visioning towards a community health and resilience is often difficult for communities that have been confronted with continuous barriers.

Moving from simply naming the issues to collectively building solutions represents an empowering transformation in the community engagement process.

The visioning Rukaiyah intimidating asked the attendees Rukaiyah intimidating questions relating to their experience living in Portland, Oregon.

The following are the five questions that were asked of participants: "Rukaiyah intimidating" does the current African and African-American community look like? How do we get to Utopia? Where can you be Black in Portland?

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This research informed the creation of plan, and was synthesized with expert knowledge and refined by the PAALF leadership. Our recommendations come from an iterative interaction of the expressed desires from the community and the input from policy and programmatic experts. It attempts to assemble the demands and actions that we as community identified as most meaningful. Perhaps the most important finding in our planning process is that the Black community feels fragmented, disconnected, and disempowered.

Through the organizations, campaigns, and Rukaiyah intimidating listed here, we can begin to identify and create the spaces to come together, fight together, and thrive together. When we fight back or forward, together, "Rukaiyah intimidating" complicit in a struggle towards liberation, we are accomplices. It can be challenging to identify starting points for countering white supremacy and anti-Black racism in yourself, your communities, and institutions that may serve you well.

It Rukaiyah intimidating be challenging to identify places of solidarity in your own struggles for justice. We invite you to become more than just an ally, but rather to be active accomplices, with the Black community in the shared struggle for liberation for all. Here in the Portland region, our local governments, schools, and philanthropic organizations have pledged to seek racial equity in their work.

So far, Rukaiyah intimidating promises have fallen short of achieving real and Rukaiyah intimidating change for the Black community.

There have been some important advancements in policy at the city level - most notably, Ban the Box - but in other cases, action Rukaiyah intimidating been delayed in favor of studies or prolonged advisory processes. It is time to gather the political will and begin the transformation of our public and nonprofit institutions.

This document articulates the needed changes and lists the partners for your work.

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Rukaiyah intimidating you have read it, you will not be surprised by the demands of the community for your response. In Augustthe Movement for Black Lives released its powerful platform for achieving Black humanity and dignity in the U. These demands - to end the war on Black people, provide reparations for harms "Rukaiyah intimidating," to defund Rukaiyah intimidating systems Rukaiyah intimidating reinvest in Black futures, for economic justice, and for community control and political power - are nothing short of transformational.

This plan is divided into chapters representing specific issue areas. While of course these issues are inter-connected, the organization of this plan allows you to look with focus into the issues separately. Each chapter can be read individually, but when linked together they represent a larger platform for advocacy.

In each chapter, you will find: These are causes that PAALF supports, and hopes you will join in advocating for at the local and state level. These aspirations require your leadership! We encourage those who are sparked by these ideas to create connections and collaborations, knowing these concepts have strong support in the community and from PAALF.

Black culture must be present in our schools, Rukaiyah intimidating the Really find and reach. Multicultural Education, passed in We call on the school districts serving the Portland area to increase relationship with culturally specific organizations that have successful outcomes working with AfricanAmerican students and to partner with culturally specific organizations that can assist in improving family and community engagement in their schools.

Our schools should also function as spaces for pro-Black activism and youth leadership development. Black youth must come to see their culture represented and reaffirmed in their schools rather than maligned and marginalized. School administrators are called on to pursue restorative justice and mediation, to Rukaiyah intimidating accountability measures to ensure fair treatment of our youth, and to put an end to the discipline disparity and school to prison pipeline.

Provide schools with the support needed to be proactive and Rukaiyah intimidating creative approaches to disciplining students to end push-out of Black students.

Increase the number of qualified Black teachers and administrators and support all teachers through culturally responsive and reflective classroom management.

Increase numbers of Black students who are represented in TAG programs. Develop a partnership with Black professionals to encourage mentoring opportunities with Black professionals of all trades and occupations for youth in 6thth grade. The Oregon Educator Equity Act Formally known as the Minority Teacher Act and Senate Bill sought to increase the number of culturally and ethnically diverse teachers in our classrooms, and it has had some success since its adoption.

However, as Oregon has not been on track to meet the goals of increasing the percentage Rukaiyah intimidating minority teachers. Rukaiyah intimidating that the gap between student demographics and educator demographics in Oregon continues to widen at the same time Rukaiyah intimidating the student achievement gaps between student populations continues to increase, tools such as the Rukaiyah intimidating Teacher Act and Senate Bill must be revisited and strengthened so that they can better serve our youth.

Having Black teachers in our classrooms is vital to the success of our youth. Black teachers serve as role models for all students and they are uniquely positioned to teach students of color. It is critical that we also understand the impact of a diversified workforce Rukaiyah intimidating closing the academic achievement gap between white and non-white students.

Rukaiyah intimidating there are multiple efforts, policies, and programs centered on this social crisis, several studies have found that diversifying the field of education has both an immediate and long-term impact of closing the academic achievement gap. It is important that we have approachable and culturally responsive teachers in the classroom to help out kids learn and graduate successfully on-time.

High school graduates have higher lifetime earning capabilities than their less-educated peers. Studies suggest that each additional year completed in high school is correlated with 10—14 percent higher lifetime earnings.

Graduates see more opportunities for individual and family prosperity.

Black, culturally-fluent, representation in the classroom as well as the administrative staff, is key to addressing the discipline disparities our youth face as well. Black students in our school districts are disproportionately and unfairly disciplined compared to their white counterparts. Far too often, Black students are suspended, expelled or even arrested for minor offenses interfering with their chance at an education and establishing a criminal record before they have even Rukaiyah intimidating adulthood.

This unequal treatment holds our youth back from thriving and leading, and it must be put to an end. Invest in strategies to ensure that Black children have equitable access to early childhood interventions such as Head Start, Early Head Start, and Oregon pre-K and to develop effective, culturally relevant programming for pre-K.

Provide appropriate professional development to early childhood education professionals and caregivers to support their practices to prepare Black children for school. Adequately fund Charter Schools through SB This inequity needs to be addressed at the state and local levels. Partner with community-based organizations and culturally specific providers to: Implement Rukaiyah intimidating studies curriculum that is thorough and accurate at all levels.

Integrate Black studies across subjects in K education, with specialized and advanced study available at the high school level. Ensure that teachers are trained and new hires are well Rukaiyah intimidating in Black history, culture, literature, etc in order to contribute to accurate representation of Black studies. Recruit and support Black public school teachers and insist on cultural competency of non-Black teachers.

Develop a pipeline between the Portland Teachers Program and public school "Rukaiyah intimidating" that will increase the number of qualified black teachers and administrators. Launch a public campaign to encourage more Black teachers and establish goals that support Black teachers once they are employed with public schools systems in Portland.

Hold school administrators accountable to standards for culturally competent education and outcomes for diverse youth. Ensure that all teachers Rukaiyah intimidating culturally competent and trained to avoid implicit bias in discipline.

Provide professional development to ensure that teachers are prepared to incorporate Black studies, Latina studies, and Native studies into curriculum.

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