The Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC) is a group of individual community members, community of color organizations, conservation organizations, environmental justice organizations, higher educational institutions, and tribes, all invested in the outcome of the Willamette River’s Superfund site cleanup.
Portland Harbor Community Coalition (open to the public)
November 19th, Tuesday from 5:30-7:30
Located at Groundwork Office, 3802 NE MLK Blvd, Portland.
American Indian Movement (Portland Chapter)
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Czech School of Portland
East European Coalition
Iraqi Society of Oregon
Native American Youth and Family Center
Right 2 Dream Too
Wisdom of the Elders
Audubon Society of Portland
Chado Advertising Design
Individual Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group members
North Portland residents
Occupy St. Johns members
University of Portland
To raise the voices of Environmental Justice communities, ensuring these communities are able to influence the final outcome of the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup process. Environmental Justice (EJ) communities in this case are defined as those most disproportionately at risk of negative health impacts from Willamette River contaminants.
Additional Broad Goals:
- Create a more inclusive, equitable community-based clean-up process by actively engaging environmental justice communities in early and meaningful decision-making.
- Catalyze thoughtful discussion, analysis and implementation of environmental, economic, and social justice issues surrounding the Portland Harbor Superfund site through community events, media, and education.
- Support EJ communities to use their stories and statements to advance their priorities on equitable involvement, public heath, and sustainability in the cleanup process, and to and to speak up if the record of decision and cleanup plan do not reflect community priorities.
Groundwork Portland and Portland State University students have begun collecting stories of people with an interest in seeing the river cleaned up. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add your voice to this project.