A New Oregon: Building Solidarity With Black & Indigenous Communities

Thursday, January 21, 2021

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Chúush Fund and Black Resilience Fund present "A New Oregon," a virtual event of songs, stories, and solidarity with Black and Indigenous communities across Oregon. The Chúush Fund and Black Resilience Fund were created to support communities who have long faced systemic injustices that have only been exacerbated by COVID-19.

A New Oregon is a virtual concert to celebrate our shared culture and collective resilience, and to serve as a powerful call of action for the tangible, immediate support our Black and Indigenous communities need and deserve.

Suggested donation: $5, $10, $20
Donate directly to the Funds:

Co-presented by: Brown Hope and MRG Foundation

About The Chúush Fund:
The Chúush Fund collects donations for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs as they work to restore their access and infrastructure for clean water. On May 31, 2019, the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs declared an emergency disaster due to immediate health threats resulting from a water main line break in the Shitike Creek. Today, over a year-and-a-half into rolling water outages and a boil water notice across Oregon’s largest reservation, there is still no relief in sight. The Chúush Fund, which is administered by local social justice funder MRG Foundation, is used by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to respond to and alleviate the crisis for the provision of clean water at the Warm Springs Reservation, including paying for infrastructure improvements as well as paying for interim measures.

About Black Resilience Fund:
Black Resilience Fund is a program of racial justice nonprofit, Brown Hope. Founded in June 2020, the Black Resilience Fund is an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience for the community by providing immediate financial relief to Black Portlanders. The Fund has raised over $2,000,000 for Black Portlanders, and also launched a mutual aid network to provide donated supplies and support to Black neighbors through yard work, food box delivery, emotional support, and more. The grassroots movement was given birth by a powerful call, “We need healing. We need justice. And that requires action.”