CIO Kick-off Event

Posted: March 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
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CIO Kick off Event

End Profiling Kick-off Party

February 28, 2013 6-8p.m.

CIO Center for Intercultural organizing and Urban League of Portland kicked off their coalition to end profiling.  About 60 people showed up from all different community organizations. It all started off as a meet and greet.   The program began with an introduction from representatives from both organizations CIO and Urban League of Portland. The bill  Senate Bill 560 which would ban profiling at a state level, because no one should be singled out for their race, age, religion, housing status, sexual orientation, or any other part of who they are. We then listened to stories of community members who have been profiled by the police for just being who they are. We all know that those who are experience homelessness have been and will continue to be criminalized for being homeless. This is a way to hold police accountable and to eliminate racial profiling.  The event was a major success and this is only the beginning. As community members and organizations let work together to hold police accountable, change laws and help this bill get passes.

 

Center for intercultural organizing

http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/

Urban League of Portland

http://ulpdx.org/

Thank You to Irina Boboia for the pictures

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.479998118732775.1073741825.100001677728781&type=1

 

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