On January 11, 2019  the Oregon Department of Justice had their first annual National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Awards Ceremony. The Rotary Clubs of Oregon were recognized for their support, activities, advocacy, education and awareness related to the great strides our communities have made these past 7 years.  District 5100 Includes Salem to Clark County and the Washington/Oregon Coast to Wallowa County.   The remainder of Oregon is part of District 5110.   Grants Pass has been active and a former Portland Rotarian took the work East Portland has been doing to the Newport, Lincoln City and surrounding areas.  

Thank you Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and her Statewide Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee who nominated Rotary for this award.  Dana Clark was honored to receive this award on behalf of the Rotary Clubs in Oregon from Officer Mike Gallagher and Liz Alston, Oregon CSEC Coordinator DHS.

 

Oregon DOJ Recognizes Rotary Contribution Dana Clark 2019-01-28 08:00:00Z 0

On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (January 11, 2019), over 70 people walked NE 82nd Avenue from Glisan Street to Sandy Boulevard.  Historically, this portion of 82nd was known for prostitution. 

Our goal was to gather Rotarians, Interactors, friends, family, community members and survivors.  Law enforcement (including the Sex Trafficking Unit, and parole and gang officers) joined us to show their support for those youth still in the life.  We walked carrying battery operated candles, safety vests and anti-trafficking signs.  We demonstrated to the youth that we know they don’t have the choice when their trafficker sends them out to find “dates” no matter the weather. 
 

Candlelight Vigil for Human Trafficking Dana Clark 2019-01-11 08:00:00Z 0

 A Walk to End Slavery - Candlelight Vigil

Please join us on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.   Our multi-club committee has participated in the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade for several years and we have walked from from 82nd and Holgate to Stark (1.9 miles).  
 
This year we are walking on Jan. 11th at 6 p.m. from 82nd and Glisan to Sandy Blvd.  82nd Avenue has been and still is known for Trafficking activities.
 
Our goal is to have a large group of individuals (Rotarians, friends and family) walking to raise awareness of this issue and acknowledge that victims of trafficking cannot make the choice to stay in and be warm.  
 
Last year we did a Candlelight Vigil and Flash Mob in Pioneer Square.  We will use those battery operated candles for the walk on Jan. 11th.   This is an important opportunity to show Rotary cares.  A Press Release will be made.
 
All Rotarians, friends, and family members are welcome to participate. The East Precinct Sex Trafficking Unit will also be joining us as we kick off the walk at the Montavilla Community Center.
 
Please join us for a couple hours and wear warm clothing and rain gear.
Shine a Light on Slavery Dana Clark 2018-12-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 06, 2018

A great time was had by all as East Portland Rotarians, spouses and friends gathered to celebrate the season. This year's event was held in Southeast Portland at Eastmoreland Golf Course.

East Portland Rotary Holiday Party Phill Colombo 2018-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
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