Brown Hope is two months old and off to a great start!

We’re grateful for the positive response to Brown Hope’s public presence so far. A lot has happened and we’re excited to share these updates with you.

Reparations Happy Hour

Tomorrow, we’re hosting our inaugural Reparations Happy Hour at Backyard Social, which will continue as a monthly program of Brown Hope. Backyard Social is donating 10% of their total sales to Brown Hope on May 21st. We encourage everyone to show up and buy something during business hours. Learn more about Reparations Happy Hours and RSVP here:!


Monthly Community Strategy Session

Join us for our third monthly meeting of the Brown Hope Action Team at Sons of Haiti Lodge on Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (3503 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227). Food and drink will be provided. Invite a friend and RSVP here!  

The Brown Hope Action Team is established with the intentional goal of advancing the mission of Brown Hope. The Action Team serves as a space for black, brown, and indigenous people to work directly with white people in the pursuit of justice as a lived experience. For the Action Team, we specifically call on white people to leverage their privilege to help create just outcomes for Black, Brown, and Indigenous. Regardless of this call, we welcome people of all racial identities to participate in the Action Team.

If you're unable to attend, consider making a donation here:

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Be a Hope Giver

Our circle of Hope Givers is growing! We already have four generous donors who are offering their support in launching Brown Hope’s People Assembly. Will you join us in making this key program of Brown Hope happen?

The People’s Assembly of Brown Hope will be an education and empowerment tool to invest in the leadership of black, brown, and indigenous people in our Portland community. People’s Assembly members will be paid a $300 stipend each, and will meet monthly to lead the vision and policymaking of Brown Hope. We are seeking 20 contributors who will give at the $500 Hope Giver level, which will empower us with the resources to work with 18 People’s Assembly members, representing the beautiful diversity of Portland, for one year.  Visit to learn more about becoming a Hope Giver.