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Message to City Employees regarding weekend incidents of deadly violence

An update from Jeff Selby, Interim Director

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The Path Forward

An update from Jeff Selby, Interim Director

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Farewell Letter from Dr. Markisha Webster

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Statement on Last Weekend's Altercations

Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. If you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias, or felt unsafe because of who you are or what you believe, we invite you to report your experience.

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Juneteenth 2021

by Dr. Markisha Webster

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A Letter to Mr. George Floyd

by Dr. Markisha Webster

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Message from Dr. Markisha Webster Smith about Anti-Asian Violence

A letter to City employees

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We the People?

by Dr. Markisha Smith

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PBOT COVID-19 Frontline Communities Partnership

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched a new initiative called Safe Streets to respond to the Covid-19 public health crisis. The program will make temporary changes to city streets and sidewalks to support physical distancing in public spaces and other critical travel needs.

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The Common Thread

Dr. Markisha Smith reflects on the current climate of political and social affairs

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Dr. Markisha Smith Named as City of Portland’s Equity Director

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Human Rights Commission and City Council honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

City Council honors the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Commissioner Amanda Fritz shares successes and looks forward

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Equity Matters: A Welcoming Gathering for Justice

Community members are invited to join us at Holladay Park on September 17

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Get involved with equity in city government

Join our Bureau Advisory Committee

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Let's Call It What It Is

Dante J. James comments on the language used to describe the MAX murders last week

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Young Black Men: make the most of your summer

Registration is underway for the Black Male Achievement Portland (BMA) Summer Youth Experience

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Human Rights Commission Letter to Council

Request for Clarification of and Accountability for the City of Portland’s “Sanctuary City” Status; Racial Profiling Notification; and Request for a Religious Registry Involvement Ban

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Message from Director, Dante J. James

After the election

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