Research and Education Focused on Black History and Preservation in Oregon
Making Preservation Work Better for BIPOC Communities
As part of our effort to tell an inclusive story of Oregon's past, Restore Oregon partnered with the University of Oregon (UO) Just Futures Institute, Oregon Black Pioneers, Moreland Resource Consulting, Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation Program, and the Architectural Heritage Center, to launch the Albina Preservation Initiative–a step forward to make preservation work better for Black communities and a transformative shift for Oregon.
Unknown numbers of places have been demolished or lost due to poor public policy, misallocation of resources, and intentional discrimination.
Decades of exclusion have led to an egregious lack of recognition and preservation of Oregon’s physical and cultural heritage. Both are vital ingredients to building a successful, dynamic society, particularly among Oregon's Black residents.
Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Preservation
and BIPOC-Lived Experiences in Oregon
Working collaboratively with Oregon Black Pioneers, Moreland Resource Consulting,
Clatsop Community College's Historic Preservation Program, and the Architectural Heritage Center,
The Albina Preservation Initiative Goals are:
A Hands-On Preservation Program
Participate in one or all components:
The Albina Preservation Initiative
is made possible by a grant from
The PNW Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice is an interdisciplinary collaboration between leaders from the UO’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Design, and other institutions in the region, including the University of Idaho, Whitman College, and Heritage University on the Yakama Nation. With capacity made possible by the Mellon Foundation through a $4.52 million grant awarded in January 2021, the institute is tackling the intertwined issues of racial and climate justice and working toward a more just future for the region.
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