NEWS & UPDATES
Support LGBTQ+ Youth
In April of 2021, two educators at North Middle School in Grants Pass, science teacher Katie Medart and vice principal Rachel Damiano, launched a campaign called the “I Resolve Movement.” This campaign focuses on students’ gender identity and promotes the following policies:
Shootings in Georgia
It is with heavy hearts and solemn spriits that we again must address a violent and deadly act of white supremacy in
America. On March 16th 2021, a white man opened fire at three spa locations...
Medford Prohibited Camping Ordinance
The Southern Oregon Coalition for Racial Equity is a group that is focused on creating a more equitable and accessible Southern Oregon through an anti-racist lens. Because we believe that equity is for everyone, we cannot sit idly by and watch the Medford City Council pass such a cruel and inhumane ordinance...
Death of Aidan Ellison
It is with sorrow and solemn duty that we must again make a statement addressing the unjust, violent and deadly treatment of Black lives in this country and in our community. The following statement details the tragic death of Aidan Ellison, please read and share at your own discretion...
Breonna Taylor Injustice
As Black leaders in our community, we are grieving and we are devastated by the injustice announced regarding Breonna Taylor's murder on September 23, 2020. We also recognize that as Black people in the public eye in our community, we are not afforded the same space to react emotionally...
On the morning of September 22, 2020, officers of the Medford Police Department entered Hawthorne Park with the express purpose of forcibly removing members of the community who had been sheltering in place in tents as a direct result of the devastating fires that displaced thousands of people less than two weeks before...
EVCA Board Meeting
The last few days have been a whirlwind for the leaders of SOEquity. After an outpour of support that effectively drowned out the hate we witnessed in Rogue River on Saturday, August 29, 2020, we have begun to see a small but troubling pattern amongst some of our fellow community members...
Rogue River You ARE Enough Event
Earlier this month, the Southern Oregon Coalition for Racial Equity (hereby referred to as SOEquity) announced we would be holding a community event and march in Rogue River, Oregon on Saturday, August 29, 2020 titled "You Are Enough." The goal of this event was to provide a space for residents of Rogue River, especially young people of color, to share their experiences and educate the community on systemic racism...
If you would like to submit an event to be added to the calendar...
SOEquity IN THE NEWS
A collection of interviews and news stories featuring SOEquity.
Check back as we are still compiling the articles and media coverage we have been featured in.