March 25, 2021

WHAT: Environmental Justice Webinar – Oregon’s History of African American and Japanese Timber Workers

WHEN: March 25th, 2021 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm Pacific

Registration: [TBA]

This webinar will provide an introduction to the story of African American and Japanese timber workers in the state of Oregon. We hope you can join us to learn more about Oregon’s multicultural timber industry and the communities that helped build it.

Our featured speakers:

Gwendolyn Trice, Founder & Executive Director of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center

Linda Tamura, Professor Emerita of Education at Willamette University and a co-editor-in-chief of The Oregon Encyclopedia

Moderated by Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Beyond Toxics


2021 Online Training: Rise As Leaders
Jan. 23 to March 27, 2021


We are excited to announce our new movement-building training in Environmental and Climate Justice Leadership for Oregon. This training is called Rise as leaders: BIPOC Environmental Leadership Cohort Training, being provided by the collaborative project of LOCAL under Beyond Toxics, NAACP, and Unete. We are inviting BIPOC communities in both the Rogue and Willamette Valleys who are called to be transformative leaders for positive social change in Racial and Environmental Justice.

The program will consist of 8 online training modules with offline assignments centered around climate justice and organizing. There may be a potential in-person gathering in the late Winter/early Spring 2021 for select members.

The cost of the training is free to participants. A stipend is available for those who complete the training.

For more information, contact Ana Molina, Environmental Justice Campaign Liaison: amolina (at) beyondtoxics [dot] org

graphic artwork by River Hawkins

HAS BEEN POSTPONED until April 9th & 10th 2021…

We are excited to announce that we have rescheduled the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit to April 9th and 10th at the University of Oregon. We are working to adapt the original schedule to the shortened summit, and will be reaching out to registrants with more information in the coming months.

WHAT: Environmental Justice Pathways Summit
Hosted Beyond Toxics and NAACP Eugene-Springfield
WHERE: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
WHEN: April 9 and 10, 2021
WHO: Frontline Communities, Oregon Tribes, Decision Makers, Students, Scholars.

If you haven’t heard, we are hosting a series of Environmental Justice Pathways Webinars featuring our panelists and highlighting the summit topics.

See recordings of past Environmental Justice Pathways Webinars

For any questions, email:

Keynote speaker:
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali wears many hats, he is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and also the Founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Before joining the NWF Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. | Read more about Dr. Ali

Sponsors: Meyer Memorial Trust, Center for Environmental Futures, City of Eugene, The Spring Creek Project, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Ceres Trust

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