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IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan

10301 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220, US (map)

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 20 2018
    Resistance Forums: Portland City Council Position 3

    The Democratic Socialist of America Portland Chapter, The Multnomah County Democrats Community Action Committee, Portland’s Resistance, and The Oregon Working Families Party will be co-hosting forums for four important races in the upcoming May elections. While May elections often see lower voter turnout, engagement, and coverage, they are in many cases even more important than November elections. Our organizations are unified in resistance of the federal administration and hope to hold events in that shared spirit. Our country is at a crossroads and Oregon voters need to know the vision that candidates have for our region’s future.

    Current candidates invited to this forum are:

    • Andrea Valderrama
    • Felicia Williams
    • JoAnn Hardesty
    • Loretta Smith

    The forums will be every Tuesday in February at different locations throughout the City.

    • February 6, 2018: Oregon State Senate District 24
    • February 13, 2018: Multnomah County Commissioner Position 2
    • February 20, 2018: Portland City Council Position 3
    • February 27, 2018: Portland City Council Position 2

    More details will be released in the following weeks. We look forward to providing a platform for our varied communities to be heard in these elections.

  • Monday
    Jan 15 2018
    Gentrification is Weird Workshop/Discussion Part 2

    Screening & discussion hosted by The Urban League of Portland Young Professionals featuring guest speaker & presenter Donovan Smith.

    The numbers is a documentary produced and directed by Donovan Smith and Sika Stanton featuring interviews of young people living in "The Numbers" (the areas located after NE 82nd Ave. of Portland extending to outer East Portland, Gresham, and Troutdale).

    Donovan Smith is a journalist, founder, and Creative Director of Ignorant/Reflections.

    Sika Stanton is an award-winning photographer and digital content producer based in Portland.

    The direct result of the rise in the cost of living, zoning, and heavy re-urbanization within North/Northeast Portland where families of color originated. Re-Urbanization aka Gentrification has attracted developers from other cities with the mission create and develop businesses, condo's and homes that do not cater to lower and middle-income families. This documentary is aimed at educating the community by way of listening to the voice of those often looked over, which includes youth of color. So often programming and funding have been created with very little information. Often filtered through professional interpretation during the process of developing solutions that create funding sources for housing and other needs of marginalized communities.

    These areas consist of the largest concentration of people of color who are also living in, at, or below state and federal poverty

    "Over the past two decades, as Portland's urban core has gentrified, thousands of residents—many from communities of color, many living at or below the poverty line—have been displaced to the east of 82nd Avenue, an area that locals call "The Numbers." produced by Sika Stanton and Donovan Smith for Oregon Humanities, young people living in The Numbers talk about their hopes and concerns for their community."


  • Tuesday
    Jan 9 2018
    Gentrification is Weird Workshop/Discussion Part 1

    Donavan Smith will be teaching us about the history of black Portland and the effects of gentrification. Topics addressed will include current trends in housing initiatives, culture shifts, and regulations that impact communities of color.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 14 2017
    2017 Spirit of Portland Awards

    City of Portland Announces 2017 Spirit of Portland Award Recipients

    PORTLAND, OR – The Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Portland invite you to join them as they recognize and celebrate the 33rd Annual 2017 Spirit of Portland Awards winners.

    The awards ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 14 from 6-8:30pm. It will take place at IRCO’s community center (10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220).

    “This annual awards ceremony formally recognizes and honors some of Portland’s most active and engaged community members for their outstanding contributions and hard work in the arts & culture, environmental, equity, and social justice issues. This year also we are recognizing those Standing Up for Love against Hate”.
    Chloe Eudaly - Commissioner

    The awardees are as follows, in each of their respective categories:

    • Outstanding Individual and Organization Leadership Awards:
    • Community Leader of the Year: Terrance Moses, Lisha Shrestha, and Surya Joshi
    • Young Leader of the Year: Alisha Zhao
    • Elder Leader of the Year: Grace G.M. Eagle Reed
    • City Employee of the Year: Rick Best
    • Community Group/Organization of the Year: Trauma Intervention Program (T.I.P.)
    • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award: Rebekah Albert
    • Equity in Practice Partnership of the Year: EPNO Mobile Playgrounds Team
    • Access and Disability Justice Award: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
    • Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship of the Year: Nestor Campos

    Individual and Organization Awards from Council:

    • Mayor Ted Wheeler: Rick Nitti and Unite Oregon
    • Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Kathleen Saadat and The Raging Grannies
    • Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Katrina Holland and Good in the Hood
    • Commissioner Nick Fish: Wajdi Said and Rania Ayoub (Muslim Education Trust) and Sexual &
    • Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)
    • Commissioner Dan Saltzman: Jennifer Young (Lents Neighborhood Association) and Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Incident - Management Team & Interagency groups deployed to contain and assist with the Eagle Creek Fire

    La ciudad de Portland anuncia los ganadores del premio Spirit of Portland 2017

    PORTLAND, OR - El alcalde y los comisionados de la ciudad de Portland lo invitan a unirse a ellos mientras reconocen y celebran los 33º ganadores anuales del Premio Spirit of Portland 2017.

    La entrega de premios será el martes 14 de noviembre de 6-8: 30pm. Tendrá lugar en el centro comunitario de IRCO (10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220).

    "Esta ceremonia anual de premios reconoce y honra formalmente a algunos de los miembros de la comunidad más activos y comprometidos de Portland por sus destacadas contribuciones y su arduo trabajo en los temas de arte y cultura, medio ambiente, equidad y justicia social. Este año también estamos reconociendo a los que defienden el amor contra odio ". Chloe Eudaly - Comisaria

    Los ganadores son los siguientes, en cada una de sus categorías respectivas:

    Excepcionales Premios de Liderazgo Individual y Organizacional: +Líder comunitario del año: Terrance Moses, Lisha Shrestha y Surya Joshi +Líder Joven del Año: Alisha Zhao +Líder Anciano del Año Grace G.M. Eagle Reed +Empleado de la Ciudad del Año: Rick Best +Grupo De La Comunidad / Organización Del Año: Programa de intervención de trauma (T.I.P.) +Premio Equidad, Diversidad e Inclusión: Rebekah Albert +Asociación del Año Equity in Practice: EPNO Mobile Playgrounds Team +Premio de Justicia de Acceso y Discapacidad: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) +Sandy Diedrich Gestión ambiental del año: Nestor Campos Premios Individuales y Organizacionales del Consejo: +Alcalde Ted Wheeler: Rick Nitti y Unite Oregon +Comisionada Chloe Eudaly: Kathleen Saadat y The Raging Grannies +Comisionada Amanda Fritz: Katrina Holland y Good in the Hood +Comisionada Nick Fish: Wajdi Said y Rania Ayoub (Fideicomiso de Educación Musulmana) y Sexual y Centro de Recursos para Jóvenes de Minorías de Género (SMYRC) +Comisionado Dan Saltzman: Jennifer Young (Asociación de Vecinos de Lents) y el Equipo de Manejo de Incidentes del +Cuerpo de Bomberos del Estado de Oregón y grupos interinstitucionales desplegados para contener y ayudar con el incendio de Eagle Creek

  • Thursday
    Sep 28 2017
    Faces of IRCO: Tonga

    Join us to explore the rich culture of Portland’s Tongan community!

    IRCO staff and community members from Tonga will share the history and traditions of their country — and the barriers faced by their community here in Portland.

    Come enjoy a taste of Tonga with music, food, cultural presentations, and Q&A with our presenters!

    This event is free and open to the public, but please register.

  • Saturday
    Sep 2 2017
    Roots, Rhythm, Revolution: A Night of Cultural Resistance


    Learn more about Oregon Just Transition Assembly here >> https://goo.gl/YRw4VG

    On Saturday night of the Assembly, we’re inviting frontline community members to express their unique talents and cultures through an evening of art and performance. Roots, Rhythm, Revolution: An Evening of Cultural Resistance, will celebrate our songs, dances, visual arts, and more. Frontline community members who are a part of the Assembly have free access to this space. The broader community is invited to this unique occasion, a chance to uplift the individuals and communities doing the work to imagine Oregon’s Just Transition.

    Free to assembly participants, fixed amount of tickets open. Buy them here: http://www.opalpdx.org/2017/08/build-the-new-assembly-agenda/

  • Saturday
    Jul 22 2017
    2017 Summer Community Care Festival at IRCO

    Building Community through Arts, Food and Fun!

    • FREE and family friendly!
    • Arts and food from various cultures
    • Social services and public resources
    • How to get involved with neighborhood organizations
    • Build relationships and promote an active citizenry
    • Direct services such as free blood pressure screenings, lead testing and vision exams

    Multi-cultural children’s activities, arts and entertainment will share the Sokhom Tauch Community Center (gym) at the Immigtant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St., 97220, with community resource tables, social services and ways to be involved in the larger community.

  • Saturday
    Jun 24 2017
    Refugee Dreams Revisted -Youth Performance

    Join MediaRites for a staged reading performance of Refugee Dreams Revisited, a youth staged reading with true local stories of sacrifice and resiliency. Performed by Asian American youth ages 17-22 as they honor the historical struggle and preserve the powerful stories of their elders in this powerful reading performance. Special Guest: Lee Po Cha, executive director of IRCO and music by Joe Kye. Plus the unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews

    A collaboration of Multnomah County Library and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. With funding by PGE Foundaton and Multnomah Country Cultural Coalition through the Oregon Cultural Trust.

    Fifteen former refugees were interviewed for the Refugee Dreams Revisited radio project by Anne Morin, Sara Caswell Kolbet and Dmae Roberts, which was created for the Peabody award-winning series Crossing East that ran on 230 public radio stations.

    More info: Starting with the fall of Saigon in April 1975, refugees from Vietnam awaited approval to move to the US and other countries. By 1979, there were almost 62,000 Vietnamese in refugee camps, with more than 140,000 people displaced from Cambodia and Laos. Portland, Oregon, was one of the medium-sized US cities that dealt with the relatively sudden influx of every major ethnic group (Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Mien and Cambodian) from Southeast Asia.

    Recommended for ages 12 and up. Free. Refreshments provided.

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00 pm IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) 10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220 Final Crossing East event with Refugee Dream Revisited performances/talkbacks and Vietnamese food. AND unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews

    MediaRites - MediaRites is an award-winning non-profit multicultural and multimedia production organization in Portland, OR. It's largest project was 'Crossing East,' the 8-hour Peabody award-winning Asian American history series.

  • Wednesday
    May 31 2017
    You Belong Here: Tenant Power!

    IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan

    Are you a tenant? Do you care about someone who is?

    You Belong Here!

    Join others renters and community leaders for free dinner, a workshop, and a chance to demand an end to no-cause evictions and extreme rent hikes.

    Everyone needs to be on board this year to demand an end to no-cause evictions and repeal the state-wide ban on rent control here in Oregon. Put your best forward and hold your lawmakers accountable! Demand support for #HB2004!

    What we need: your bodies, your voice, your fist in the air What you need: to keep yourself housed and create an environment that allows others to stay housed with you

    What we can do: Come together in numbers and expand the Community Alliance of Tenants. When we go down to Salem, when you go to knock on the mayor's door, you need #TenantPower behind you. Only in solidarity can the people's will be done.

    Dinner will be provided. A workshop to understand tenant rights will allow you to meet fellow renters and residents, and use that knowledge to empower yourself and those in your community

    This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All ages welcome. Childcare and interpretations will be available, please call (503)460.9702 ex. 2 for Jensi for requested services.

  • Wednesday
    Apr 26 2017
    CCC Multnomah County Fy2018 Budget Forum

    The Multnomah County FY 2018 Budget Forum is organized by the Coalition of Communities of Color, IRCO, and Multnomah County to provide an opportunity for members of Multnomah County’s communities of color to voice their concerns, identify community priorities, and address quality of life issues facing their respective communities. For more information, please contact Sophorn Cheang, SophornC@irco.org.