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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

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Grantees - Fiscal year 2018-19

Approved by City Council Ordinance 189280 (Nov 28, 2018) and City Council Ordinance 181995 (Jul 2, 2008), $260,358 were made available to the six organizations and their funded programs / projects listed below:


AORTA - Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance Cooperative, Inc

Project title: Conflict Transformation and Anti-Oppression: Building skills for healthy conflict, and dismantling systems of oppression

Description: Provide workshop series to examine and dismantle systems of oppression, and build healthy systems that allow us to navigate conflict in organizations and personal lives. The project includes: five 4-hour trainings on healthy organizational communication, resolution not ruins: conflict resolution, fight in the system: destabilizing systemic oppression, anti-oppressive facilitation, and one new workshop developed for this project, 30 hours of consultation to individuals from the workshops, and one day-long anti-oppression training.


Disability Art and Culture Project

Project title: Cool and Collective Disability Dialogue

Description: Hold five dialogues: three workshops with the City of Portland and two community dialogues lead by the Disabled Refugee Alliance for Disabled Refugees. The work will address Disability culture, Disability Justice, intersectional identities, access intimacy and advocacy.


Oregon Council for the Humanities

Project title: Community Conversations Across Portland

Description: Foster generative dialogue between Portlanders of different opinions, beliefs, and backgrounds by 1) holding fifty facilitated community conversations that will engage 1,000 Portlanders in discussion on topics such as immigration, community, poverty, and race with half of the topics chosen by City of Portland staff and networks in collaboration with Oregon Humanities staff, and 2) holding two or three private facilitation trainings, free of charge to a total of fifty City of Portland staff, to teach skills in leading reflective discussions that participants can apply in their work and communities.


Resolutions Northwest

Project title: Mediation

Description: Provide relevant and responsive community-based mediation and conflict resolution services to targeted populations, including, but not limited to: Communities of color and other marginalized communities and individuals and organizations doing social justice work.


Training 4 Transformation LLC 

Project title: Trauma and Racism

Description: Provide four workshops on Trauma and Racism geared towards helping service providers and community members gain a better understanding of how racism creates trauma in individuals, families and communities. This training will be interactive using experiential and adult learning models to maximize engagement. Additionally, it will center the experiences of communities of color. Each workshop will invite up to 40 participants from City of Portland staff, networks, and community.


The Vanport Mosaic

Project title: Stories in Movement: a series of facilitated story circles towards harvesting lessons of hope, resistance, and community resilience for these challenging times

Description: Hold a series four of facilitated story circles with elders from Portland’s historic communities of color towards harvesting lessons of hope, resistance and resilience for these challenging times. An outer circle of selected listeners will surround the circle of narrators, including the larger Vanport Mosaic coalition of memory activists, historians, educators, artists, activists, as well as representatives of City agencies, the business community, members of community-based organizations, academic and cultural institutions, funders. The project culminates with a final gathering of all story circles.