Tiny House Village by and for Black folks in East Portland


RESTING SAFE team member Laquida Landford organized a beautiful event for Earth Day, focused on building a village by and for Black people in East Portland. Featured groups included Mudbone Grown, Black Community of Portland, and Right 2 Survive (R2S). R2S director and RESTING SAFE team member Ibrahim Mubarak spoke about his over a decade of experience organizing houseless-led communities in Portland, as well as helping to establish similar villages in over a dozen US cities. The event also featured opportunities for youth to learn about STEM careers. Most importantly, the afternoon was a chance for people to connect and learn from each other, and to envision new futures.