Statement on the Passing of U.S. Representative Ron Dellums

The Urban League of Portland honors the life and legacy of Ron Dellums, a thirteen-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Oakland, CA who died July 30, 2018.  He was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. The self-described “afro-topped, bell-bottomed radical” brought experience as a U.S. Marine-turned-pacifist...

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Urban League Youth Day Camps 2018

  Youth between the ages of 13-17 are invited to sign up for 9 weeks of media day camps! Each week is designed for Black and Brown youth to get involved and build confidence with different forms of art and their community. Each workshop is free, lunch is provides, and...

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2018 Grand Floral Parade

The Urban League of Portland will be marching in the 2018 Grand Floral Parade!  This is the second time a Black organization will be represented in the last 69 years, and we are excited to participate in this annual event! The Urban League is partnering with the Black Chamber of...

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Celebrating Investiture of Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne C. Nelson

In 1988, Washington named its first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Charles Z. Smith. Twenty years later, Oregon has done the same. The Urban League is proud to celebrate the investiture of Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne C. Nelson. She is the first Black jurist to serve on an appellate court in Oregon. Justice...

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2018 Career Connections Job Fair

  The first Tuesday of April the Urban League of Portland will host the 2018 Career Connections Job Fair at the DoubleTree Hotel – Lloyd Center.  For years, the Urban League of Portland has hosted the Career Connections Job Fair, an event that brings employers and job seekers together. It is...

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Black Panther Movie Viewing!

Join us for a special screening of Black Panther! Cinetopia Progress Ridge, in cooperation with The Urban League of Portland, is offering a screening for Urban League members. Doors open at 6:15 PM. For more information, click below.   https://ulpdx.org/event/28762/?event_date=2018-02-16  

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2018 Urban League Legislative Action Day

On February 6th, students, families, community-based organizations, community members, and the Urban League of Portland will gather in the Oregon Capitol Building. Together, we will bring our voices on issues that impact our communities. Attendees will hear from legislators, learn more about the biggest bills of the session, take a tour...

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Join Us in Celebrating the 2017 Equal Opportunity Award Dinner

  Join us for a night of music, cocktails and dinner as we honor and celebrate the work of the Urban League, helping to empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment and economic security. It will be an evening filled with community leaders, corporate partners...

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Statement from Urban League President and CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson on the Hiring of New Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw 

Statement from Urban League President and CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson on the Hiring of New Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw  August 7, 2017 The Urban League looks forward to welcoming Chief Danielle Outlaw to Portland and the larger community. She is an experienced and capable leader who can make an impact in the...

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