Brown Girl Rise
Our mission is to cultivate s a sisterhood of Black, Indigenous, and girls and nonbinary femmes of color, reclaiming our connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to cultivate a just future where we rise together.
Bottom Line for Portland
Donating to BGR supports the next generation of leaders and change-maker in the Portland metro area. Our organization is majority volunteer, so donations go directly to paying to women of color staff and the rest to paying for workshops, mutual aid, food for youth and other programming costs. Our programs build joy and confidence in our youth while simultaneously uplifting their incredible expertise so they can take their rightful places as leaders in their community. We increase the well-being of girls and femmes and their families, which ripples out into the health of our entire city. Additionally, we build their skills in environmental sciences, food sovereignity, activism, healing and much more. These youth are already transforming our city for the better. We are seen as experts in anti-racist and feminist work in Portland. We’ve been contracted by PPS to support their equity work, and offer other community trainings on topics from youth advocacy to white allyship. This aspect of our work is also improving the quality of critical social systems for everyone involved.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BGR was created in our nation’s whitest city as a space for girls and femmes to build the knowledge and resources to rise together toward self-determination and equity. The work of this gorup is powerful resistance to the white supremacy infecting our schools, laws, media and more. BGR supports our youth in interrogating how dominant paradigms and systems of power divide our communities. Facilitators break down concepts like gender, capitalism, and prison abolition through popular education. We create youth-led projects to resist current systems of exploitation even within our own community of BGR through activism and community care. Our leadership works tirelessly to advance equity internally and externally as well. We regularly solicit feedback from our community through surveys and focus groups. We are starting a youth advisory board and interrogating our outreach program to make sure we reach our most marginalized youth. We have structured our organization horizontally to ensure that decision making happens with all voices being heard and relationships and fierce love are central. We have recruited to our leadership team to make certain we are Black- and parent-led. BGR organizes in the community and offers training to advance equity.
Donate $100 or more during the week of 12/19-12-25 and receive 2 VIP tickets to the return of the Rose City Rollers Games once schedule is posted, including comped drinks for the evening - to be used on your choice of games from the 2021-2022 schedule, mailed to your home along with fun swag from the Rose City Rollers.
Donate $25 or more and receive a 10% off coupon to Mirisata (dine in or over the phone orders).
Donate $75 or more and receive a 20% off coupon to Mirisata (dine in or over the phone orders)
Be the FIRST to donate $500 or more and receive a $100 gift certificate to Magic Hour Astrology.