The Office of Multicultural Affairs (located in the Renjen Center)
Gender Resource and Advocacy Center (located in Montag Loft)
OMA Council (Student Organizations):
- Asian Coalition for Equality
- Black Student Union
- Chinese Taiwanese Cultural Association
- Hawai`i Club
- Japan Studies Student Leaders
- Jewish Student Union
- Native and Indigenous Student Union
- Queer Trans People of Color
- Rainbow Alliance
- WU CAUSA
Basic Rights Oregon
One of the strongest pro-gay rights organizations in the country that has made Oregon a model for organizers nationwide. Basic Rights Oregon is founded on values of fairness, democracy, acceptance, and justice for all.
CAUSA is Oregon’s statewide, grassroots immigrant rights coalition. CAUSA works to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. CAUSA works to create a society that recognizes the contributions of immigrants and upholds the values of equality and respect.
City of Salem Human Rights and Relations
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
The Human Rights and Relations Advisory Commission advises the City Council on human rights issues. This Board aids all persons, particularly minorities and handicapped persons, by hearing and resolving discrimination complaints and by promoting racial harmony. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
A grant-making, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to funding programs dealing with community education, youth and family, health and social services, and arts and culture. The foundation works to promote social justice, education, and welfare of sexual and gender minority communities and of the people of Oregon in general by providing support to non-profit organizations throughout the state.
The Educators for Fair Consideration’s mission is to support undocumented students in realizing their academic and career goals and actively contributing to society.
Jobs with Justice
Jobs with Justice engages workers and allies in campaigns to win justice in workplaces and in communities where working families live. JwJ was founded in 1987 with the vision of lifting up workers’ rights struggles as part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice.
Information regarding support groups and services, events and political action including a resource guide for the LGBT community.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (May)
The NCORE conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.
A grant-making, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to funding programs dealing with community education, youth and family, health and social services, and arts and culture. The foundation works to promote social justice, education, and welfare of sexual and gender minority communities and of the people of Oregon in general by supporting non-profit organizations throughout the state.
The Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice
Food, Shop & Resources p.19 For K-12 teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, and parent activists who see their work as part of a broader education for social justice project. The conference includes workshops, discussions, and displays of social justice teaching materials.
Oregon Students of Color Coalition (OSCC)
OSCC is a statewide coalition of students advocating for equal access to education by empowering students and strengthening communities of color. They unite through activism and mentorship to provide resources and strategy development to students of color at all levels of education. OSCC is an affiliate of the Oregon Student Association. OSCC’s vision is to ensure equal access to education through statewide victories on issues that impact students of color and increase student power. OSCC holds an annual conference.
Salem Multicultural Institute
Contact: Sue Mackey - Volunteer Coordinator
503-581-2004 Fax: 503-364-1259
Mission Statement: To collaborate with public and private organizations to promote harmony and understanding through innovative, educational cultural programs and activities.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality
The Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic community organization fighting for equality and justice for poor and minority children, youth, families, and adults. The Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality's mission is to promote equality in education, advocate for respect of civil and human rights, seek accountability from administrators and policymakers, and seek to unite the Salem/Keizer community to speak with one voice to end discrimination.
Social Justice Training Institute
December and June
The Social Justice Training Institute provides a forum for the professional and personal development of social justice educators and practitioners to enhance and refine their skills and competencies to create greater inclusion for all members of the campus community. SJTI is designed to deepen understanding of the dynamics of oppression at the individual, group, cultural, and systems levels through the lens of race and racism. During the first few days, participants enhance their ability to engage in authentic dialogue about the dynamics of race and racism both across and within racial groups. Through community activities, race caucus work, core group discussions, and exploring the impact of in-the-moment situations that occur during the Institute, participants expand their competencies as social justice educators and change agents. During the final two days of SJTI, the focus is to apply the learning from this experience to other areas of oppression.
Heading to Portland?
Check out Lewis and Clark’s Multicultural Resource guide “The Living List”. This guide has many different Portland-specific places, along with supplementary information similar to this guide.