If you tuned into Rural Roots Rising last month, you know that we created our first Community Media Spotlight, a series we plan to continue throughout this season to highlight folks working at the intersections of rural organizing and media making! This two-part episode features LaNicia Duke, the host of Rural Race Talks on Coast Community Radio! If you missed the […]Read More
Build, Grow, Fight: A Rural Movement Strategy Session
When rural Oregon is in crisis, we gather to work together. In light of the insurrectionist events on January 6th and the looming threat of further violence this upcoming weekend through Inauguration Day, ROP is convening Build, Grow, Fight: A Rural Movement Strategy Session Friday, January 15th at 6:30 pm. Join us to think together […]Read More
You all are the best – thank you!
Thank you to everyone who was able to send a gift to ROP and those who helped us to meet our Collins Foundation match for new and increased donations in November and December! Thanks to you, we did it–hooray! It takes all of us doing what we can to build and sustain this vibrant and […]Read More
Welcoming a New Season of Connecting Rural Voices!
Yesterday at the State Capital, Patriot Prayer attempted to disrupt the emergency session while legislators passed the relief bill for tenants at risk of eviction that many of us fought so hard for. In light of the threats, intimidation, and violence that organizers both rural and urban have been facing, we want to lift up the […]Read More
We ALL help Rural Oregon Thrive!
Wow. We couldn’t have anticipated all that 2020 would ask of us, but we are incredibly proud of the way thousands of rural people across Oregon took action even when facing threats, violence, and the health risks that come with working together to take care of our most vulnerable community members in the midst of […]Read More
Making a Threat Assessment – Spanish
Making a Threat Assessment: What is an assessment of a threat? How do you do it? The link below is the Spanish version of this tool. It is also available in English here!Read More
Equipos de Seguridad para Organizadores Rurales
Información basico de equipos de seguridad para organizadores rurales. This resource is available in English hereRead More
Planificación de Seguridad: Preguntas para Acciones y Eventos
Una guía para crear planes de seguridad para acciones y eventos. This resource is available in English hereRead More
Our Growing Web–Become a Monthly Sustainer!
We have the goal of having 25 people sign up as new Monthly Sustainers for ROP in the month of September! Become a Monthly Sustainer for ROP and help us have a steady, monthly income to stay focused on the work of building a network of more than 70 human dignity groups organizing for justice […]Read More
Tools for Creating a Culture of Safety and Security
Over the summer of 2020, we have witnessed white supremacist militias and counter-protestors threaten, harass, and intimidate Black Lives Matter organizers in rural communities. We have also seen local law enforcement ignore these threats to community safety, and in some cases even encourage them. And we have seen federal officers kidnap undocumented community members and […]Read More