Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement:
The Equity in Active Transportation Committee is focused on collaborative approaches to providing culturally competent and relevant transportation related programming in low income communities of color in the Portland Metro area. The Committee is comprised of program level staff from various agencies who are engaged in transportation program design, implementation and delivery.

The Equity in Active Transportation Committee was founded by the Community Cycling Center in 2010, and continues to be moderated and facilitated by them.


The goals of the Equity in Active Transportation Committee are:
1. To effectively collaborate as transportation focused agencies with our partner organizations that serve low income and communities of color in Portland, Oregon.
2. To share resources and challenges in providing culturally competent outreach, community engagement, leadership empowerment and program delivery in low income and communities of color.
3. To share resources and connections with our partner organizations to better provide ongoing support in a manner that best suits the needs of each specific community.

Monday, November 28, 2011

People Of Color Potluck!

OPAL People of Color Community Potluck
Friday Dec 16th | 5:30-8:30 PM

OPAL is committed to building a space and political power for People of Color to address environmental racism, and welcomes members and community partners who self-identify as People of Color to join us for a community potluck Dec 16.  Enjoy great food, music, and an opportunity to give input into the future of People of Color leadership in OPAL’s work.  Hear about our current Transit Justice work, and meet other great people working for environmental justice.  We hope you will join us, and if you’re interested but can’t attend this one, please let us know so we can invite you to future gatherings.  White Allies are respectfully asked to reserve this space for self-identified People of Color.

Please bring a side dish to share for 4 people.  Main dishes, drinks and desert will be provided.  RSVP by Thu Dec 15th with Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons (971) 340-4866 or joseph@opalpdx.org