VOZ: Workers’ Rights Education Project was founded in June 2000 by workers and community members dedicated to the principles of labor and immigrant rights organizing, particularly those of day laborers. The day labor project started in 1996 (under the Workers’ Organizing Committee) in response to repressive tactics the INS and police were using to discourage workers from seeking work.
Friends on Bikes brings increased exposure to women of color, who have historically been underrepresented within the cycling community. The mission of Friends on Bikes is to ensure that women of color have a safe, supportive, and fun cycling community to participate in, as well as to promote and grow diversity in the cycling scene. While their efforts are focused primarily on women/trans/femme/non-binary people of color, all women are welcomed.
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
QDoc is the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries. Documentaries offer a unique vehicle to creatively engage core issues of queer identity – politics, history, culture, diversity, sexuality, family, aging, and coming-out issues. Documentary as a form of expression is as vital and energetic as it has ever been, and QDoc brings the highest caliber of films and filmmakers from around the world to Portland, to share their vision and their work.
Xray.fm’s mission is to hold a microphone up to the best and most distinctive voices in Portland. Every day XRAY.fm strives to build a culturally relevant center for ideas, music, and creativity, in service to a more open media and just community.
Portland Food Adventures founder Chris Angelus and KINK.fm morning show host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and interesting tastemakers to discuss how they got from there to here, including their "right at the fork" moments. Long-form interviews with the people making Portland such a rich place to eat and drink, as well as sound-bites and restaurant reports, make this the podcast to listen when you want to know more about one the most happening food scenes in the world.
The Architectural Heritage Center is a non-profit resource for historic preservation owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation. As “home base” for heritage conservation in the Portland, Oregon metro area, the AHC hosts dozens of programs, tours, and exhibits each year which help people appreciate and preserve older and historic buildings, neighborhoods, and traditional commercial areas.
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Ristretto Roasters has donated to St. Jude’s since 2007, and we encourage others to join in supporting their life-saving work for the most vulnerable among us.