Unite Oregon is a great organization to volunteer. Their work empowering voices of the immigrant and refugee community is especially important today considering the divided times we live in. Through volunteer advocacy and campaign work at UO I felt like I really made a difference in the community. As an ally I still consider myself as "outsider" to immigrant communities but at unite Oregon I felt unequivocally welcomed and appreciated.
I'm an undergraduate university student completing my senior practicum with Unite Oregon. As my practicum/internship has progressed, I have come to have a better understanding of the importance of the work that Unite Oregon does -- and the amazing, dedicated group of people behind it.
Unite Oregon is committed to the communities it works with and for, and highlights intersectionality especially where race, ethnicity, culture, migration story, gender, sexual orientation, and language are concerned. In a time and place where social and political rhetoric perpetuate hate, racial stereotypes, and vilify immigrants and refugees, Unite Oregon has and is carving out an inclusive space where people from many different backgrounds are comfortable coming to and connecting with others, whether that is through established programs like PILOT and BUILD, teach-ins and community events, or simply through stopping by the space.
Unite Oregon consists of an inclusive space, staff, volunteer and community base that I feel comfortable engaging with as a queer woman of color navigating academia and the world around me. I have been able to engage in supportive and informative dialogue about the ways that people exist and resist in the personal and political spheres as well as ways to engage in the community/social activism that Unite Oregon supports.
I cam to US as Applicant for Asylum from iraq a year ago,; The 1st Org. Wellcomed me was this Org. And they make me feel home and confirmed always they will keep commited to support all people regardless their color, geneder or any other parameter; then they support me to be an organizer and leader to the community through BOLD program and take recently to advance level of trainig through PILOT program
Unite Oregon has truly advocated for Oregonians state-wide - their recent efforts to get a transit levy passed in the Rogue Valley has helped ensure that people have better access to work, education and can further be in charge of their own futures! Thank you Unite Oregon!
Unite Oregon has led the effort for equity for people of color, immigrants, refugees and ALL Oregonians. They are an effective, heart-based organization that continues to inspire all those who are able to work with them. Their ability to bridge the gap between communities often left out of the conversation and the civic and policy decisions that impact our lives sets a high bar.
Unite Oregon embodies what our country is becoming -- an increasingly diverse and global place ‐‐ and leads the field in cross‐cultural approach to movement building.
Unite Oregon is a values-driven intercultural organization with a strong racial and gender justice analysis that uses community organizing strategies to move its work. It's talented leaders, staff, and members are a powerful voice for justice in the state.
Unite Oregon is the perfect example of community coming together to solve problems for *all* Oregonians. UO understands that when some of us are oppressed, all of us are oppressed; so it works statewide toward dismantling barriers to access for immigrants, refugees, people of color, women, low-income families, rural populations, and other groups that have been pushed aside and disenfranchised for way too long. I am proud and honored to be counted among its members.