Lamarra Haynes immigrated to Portland at the age of seven from Kingston, Jamaica. She is a community organizer, who has primarily organized around BlackLivesMatters and an intersectional feminist. She has been spending the past few months reading and writing in order to sharpen her political analysis and to better understand how the inequities found in society at large have impacted herself and others in her personal life.
Candace Kita of APANO
Candace Kita is an enthusiastic arts administrator, activist, and organizer committed to building powerful connections between art and people. Currently, she serves as Advancement Assistant at the Portland Art Museum, co-chair for the Arts & Media Project at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, and Equity Committee Chair for Portland Emerging Arts Leaders. She specifically focuses on creating pathways for individuals of color to access creative opportunities and advance culturally-conscious leadership
Ibrahim Mubarak from Right 2 Dream too
Ibrahim B. Mubarak is a renowned champion for houseless rights. In 2009, Ibrahim founded Right 2 Survive, a group of houseless and formerly houseless people, their allies and their supporters, to teach and educate about unjust laws established which criminalize houseless communities for exercising their civil, constitutional and human rights. He co-founded Dignity Village in the late 1990s, and in 2010 he and other members of Right 2 Survive created a rest area called Right 2 Dream Too. Mubarak is currently Executive Director of RIght 2 Survive, co-chair on Jobs With Justice, chairperson of Western Regional Advocacy Project and chairperson of Right 2 Dream Too. He has advised city officials, community leaders, neighborhood associations and the business community and has developed training for police, park rangers, city and state workers, and social service workers in communications with the houseless. He teaches and lectures on how to create houseless tent cities and rest areas, address systemic issues and create positive solutions to houselessness. He is currently engaged in the Houseless Bill of Rights Campaign in states across the west.
Alyssa Pagan is an organizer that wants everyone reading this to support
Don't Shoot Portland; Portland Tenants United; Portland Jobs with Justice; Portland Trans Unity
Portland State University Student Union. She is a badass Black Puerto Rican trans woman in desperate need of the revolution.