Social Justice Committee
Promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity within our club and throughout our community
WHAT WE DO
We touch sometimes difficult subjects
We learn about ourselves, each other, and especially how and why injustice impacts everyone
And, we grow as individuals and a community that is dedicated to living in a more equitable world.
The Activities that Keep Us Engaged
Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Diversity, inclusion and equity begins with our club. We are developing a plan to Increase the diversity of our membership and promote inclusion and equity in Club operations.
Workshops, Dialogues & Conversations
We offer Club members and their guests special programs that engage, inform, educate and that challenge self-reflection and the capacity to listen to understand.
Online Resource Library
Our resource library provides suggestions on readings, viewings, and music that promote the understanding of social justice issues. Visit our resource library and join the conversation.
We stretch ourselves to read books that support and counter our beliefs, and provide an opportunity to participate in discussions that broaden our knowledge of social justice issues.
PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE WITH YOUTH
STUDENT OF THE MONTH PROGRAM
For many years, the Portland Pearl Rotary Club has supported Lincoln High School in many ways, including our Student of the Month Program. We have begun a NEW relationship with Madison High School and will present an award to one student from each school monthly during the school year.
Advancement Via Individual Determination
AVID is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. Read more about AVID
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- Grade 9-12
- Top 10% in # students
- 66% minorities
- 74% graduation rate
- Diversity Score: 0.78% (Top 1% in OR)
Highlights from Past Speakers and Events
PPRC Begins Madison High School Student of the Month
History Recognizing that service to youth is a critical service area in Rotary International, Portland Pearl Rotary expanded its connection more than a decade ago with Lincoln High School. Previous to that, PPRC had active youth exchange participation (inbound and outbound) that impacted LHS students. Another reason for reaching out was to increase recruitment for […]
Two-Years of Social Justice at PPRC
Two years ago, our club officially announced the creation of the social justice taskforce and within a year it became a permanent committee of our club.
‘Thank you for treating me like a human’ - a story of inclusion
Jen Bright is confined to a wheelchair and only has use of two fingers on her left hand. She has muscular dystrophy . She's also the administrative assistant for a Rotarian in Southern California.
UPCOMING BOOK CLUB
LESS - By Andrew Sean Greer
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (New York Times Book Review).
March 11, 5:30 to 7:30.
Residence Inn, 9th and Northrop
Upcoming Social Justice Events
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