This two-page document explains how the Crown Act protects Black Oregonians from hair discrimination at school and in the workplace.
This piece illustrates the intimacy that comes with hair care and the role it plays in Black American culture. At the focal point of the image is the mother whose hands intricately braid her child’s hair, the grandmother figure stands the tallest and represents ancestral guidance being passed down to younger generations. The action of braiding each other’s hair serves an electric-like current of knowledge and pride. Intergenerational hair care is a form of self-care.
Q+A with Wendy and Diana
For over 30 years, Forward Together has been a leader and innovator in the…
A message of gratitude on my last day
After 22 years at Forward Together, I will be transitioning out as the Executive…
Forward Together bids farewell to 22-year leader Eveline Shen and welcomes two co-executive directors, Wendy Calimag and Diana Lugo-Martinez
Eveline Shen’s departure is a major transition for Forward Together. Ev is a dynamic…
A Chill Night In Oregon with Daren Todd
The Forward Together field team in Oregon recently chilled with Portland artist, Daren Todd,…
How to Make the Most of a Virtual Therapy Session
And some Instagram resources to shore up your mental health, if therapy isn’t an option right now.
Upcoming Docuseries Explores Movements in Black Midwifery
The practice of Sankofa—reclaiming our story and carrying our ancestors forward with us—is a collective responsibility. In doing this vital work, Legacy, Power, Voice is a grassroots labor of love.
“How can I trust them?”: Inside Black Americans’ very justified vaccine skepticism
“How can you say you care to cure someone when you didn’t care enough to protect them from it in the first place?”
“A devastating betrayal”: Muslim Pro’s data-sharing highlights the constant surveillance of Muslims
“We must then consider, as we move full-steam ahead towards continued globalization with Silicon Valley leading us, the ways in which our very existence is publicized and the consequences that brings.”