The Portland African American Leadership Forum helps our Black community imagine the alternatives we deserve and build our civic participation and leadership to achieve those alternatives.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2017, PAALF published the People’s Plan in collaboration with community members. It’s a visionary road map for research, organizing and implementation that centers Portland’s Black community as the drivers of change and a means to actively assert our right to shape the city we live in.
“We need to go back to being like a village where everybody cares about everybody…where we see evidence of our culture and it’s powerful and we’re proud of it, that you can see and understand what Black Culture is.” —PAALF People’s Plan focus session participant, “Housing Planning Session”