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Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

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

Future events happening here

  • 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.


Past events that happened here

  • 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!

    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.