oregon rises above hate
We’ll be celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders throughout the month of May 2024. Check out our Upcoming Events page for free museum days, musical events, artist talks and much more.
Oregon Rises Above Hate is the result of a coming together of AANHPI (Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander) community leaders who want to defeat anti-Asian hate through targeted government action, broad educational programs, and by harnessing the power of the entire AANHPI community and all Oregonians statewide.
Our events have been supported by over 50 AANHPI and local organizations and businesses. We believe that change will come through unity of purpose, continuous education, and thoughtful action.
We are not seeking donations nor are we a formal organization. We are a common voice seeking to amplify voices in the AANHPI community to create a better place for all.
Our Mission Statement:
WE ARE HERE TO GIVE VOICE TO AANHPI (ASIAN, ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER) COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE LONG BORNE THE PAIN OF RACISM AND BIAS IN SILENCE. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND FAMILIES. WE WILL NOT LET THOSE WHO SPREAD LIES, FEAR, AND HATE ABOUT US DEFINE WHO WE ARE OR OUR PLACE IN SOCIETY. WE STAND TALL AND WORK TO ENSURE THAT HATE WILL FIND NO SHELTER HERE, POINTING OUT WHITE SUPREMACY WHEN WE SEE IT.
We salute The Oregonian's recent project, Publishing Prejudice, highlighting the ways in which the paper has supported white supremacy and racism against people of color. It does not erase the damage that was done, but it sets a standard for the days to come. https://projects.oregonlive.com/publishing-prejudice
Portland, Oregon, United States