We Carry Our History With Us

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. David McAtee. Breonna Taylor. Nina Pop. Tony McDade. Say their names, we must say their names. 

Countless many more Black lives have been taken by state-sanctioned violence and police brutality. The pain we are experiencing from this is all too familiar. We are exhausted, but underneath the weight we carry lies anticipation for a better world. The words of James Baldwin illustrate this quite clearly: “History is not the past, it is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history.” 

Suspend in-person hospital advocacy services

July 2020 Update:

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force continue to re-evaluate our recommendation on suspending in-person hospital advocacy services.

As the pandemic continues to evolve, three things are clear:

OCADSV Working Remote

7/27/2020 UPDATE: We are still working remotely.

3/26/2020 UPDATE: We are working remote until Governor Brown lifts the order on Stay Home, Save Lives.