Webinar: Protests & Police Accountability in Portland

June 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Join us for an important discussion with community leaders who each have their own unique expertise and experience on the front lines of Portland protests, public policy, and the never-ending search for police accountability.
Our panel will feature:

  • Candace Avalos (@candaceforpdx), executive director of Verde, co-founder of the Black Millennial Movement, chair of the Citizen Review Committee.
  • Juan Chavez (@inafutureage), civil rights attorney at the Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • Zakir Khan (@ZakirSpeaks), board chair of CAIR-Oregon and civil rights advocate
  • Kelly Simon (@KelKSimon), legal director of the ACLU of Oregon
  • Alex Zielinski (@alex_zee), news editor of the Portland Mercury


More than a year after George Floyd was murdered, protests in Portland are still garnering national news. We’ll go beyond the headlines to go over what’s really happening in the streets, at the capitol in Salem, inside city hall, and in courtrooms. We’ll highlight those championing police accountability and point out the elected officials serving as roadblocks. 

There will be an opportunity to ask our panelists questions. If there is a specific issue you’d like addressed, feel free to include that when you register.

ASL interpretation and captioning will be available. To request an accommodation or ask questions, please contact the development team at development@aclu-or.org.