Safe and Welcoming Communities

In 2020 as part of creating the Roadmap to a Thriving Rural Oregon, the ROP network of more than 80 autonomous human dignity groups, agreed that in order to thrive, rural communities must be safe and welcoming to all people, regardless of their background. This past year, human dignity groups have continued to organize that goal […]

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We had so much fun at the Rural Caucus & Strategy Session!

From building our skills to defend our communities from detention and deportation to organizer speed-dating to collectively dancing to “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics, the 30th annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session was powerful. More than 100 rural organizers, community leaders, and activists joined together virtually to reflect on the victories and immense challenges we’ve […]

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Welcome to the team!

** ROP is now hiring for a full-time Pantry Manager in Cottage Grove and a Community Organizer who can work remotely from anywhere in Oregon! Read more below and apply at rop.org/careers ** We are so excited to introduce the newest member to the ROP staff team: Monica Pearson! If you recognize the organizing powerhouse’s […]

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Kitchen Table Activism: No Special Duty

Background: Kitchen Table Activism (KTA) is a monthly activity by the Rural Organizing Project. The idea is that small actions can lead to powerful collective results when groups of people gather to complete the same action across the state of Oregon. ROP works to keep each KTA easily achievable so that groups with other projects […]

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Behind the Scenes with KPOV & The Point

We know that truly local community media is essential to a thriving and just community. It’s resilient, accessible, and created by and for local communities. That’s why this season of Rural Roots Rising we’re highlighting locally-created rural media from around the state and exploring the deeper community building and organizing strategies behind rural community radio […]

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Thanks for Being Our Valentine!

The love you poured into Valentines to Rural Organizers is leaving us in puddles of gratitude! We are so excited to share this collection of creativity and care from across our network with each and every one of you. The Valentines below are just a small snapshot of all the gratitude we hold for all the heart […]

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Rural Communities Safe from State Violence

We are looking forward to tomorrow’s rural strategy session: Keeping Rural Communities Safe from State Violence! Speakers from across rural Oregon will be joining us to share how they’re building stronger and supportive communities that hold each other through crisis and conflict, and we’ll strategize together about: Creating safe places for people living outside to warm up […]

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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 […]

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Powerful Rural Organizing in 2020!

We knew we had our work cut out for us at the beginning of 2020, with an obvious struggle for democracy taking place across the country. Little did we know that we would also be contending with things straight from a dystopian sci-fi novel, including a global pandemic, a recession, catastrophic wildfires, and a violent […]

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