Educate | Elevate | Engage

Educate, Elevate, Engage, 6.2.20

Educate. Elevate. Engage.

These three words can be a roadmap for the path forward in the fight against racism. Limiting support for the Black community to just a day, week or month is not enough. It's important that we take responsibility and advocate for equality every single day.

Below are resources for educating yourself on social justice issues, elevating the voices around you while using yours, and engaging in action toward change.

Black Lives Matter.


Get educated on social justice issues. There are a variety of resources available to learn about the issues affecting people every day.

Online resources:

Online Talks:

Books for adults:

Books recommended by PTFC Athletes:

Books for Kids:

What are children taking from the protests? - Oregon Public Broadcasting

How To Talk To Your Children About Race

Educational Articles: 



Movies and Television



RISE Digital Learning Series is a series of blogs, videos, live chats, etc. under various themes


Utilize your voice and elevate the voices of others around you. Speak out against racism, injustice, and implicit biases.

Local voices:

Thoughts on the last week by Jacori Hayes, Minnesota United FC midfielder
Y'all Hear Us, But You Ain't Listening by Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers, The Athletic
NBA coach Greg Popovich shares emotional message of solidarity and racial awakening, NowThis Politics
Lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson: The U.S. should take Germany's lead on facing down a violent history, NowThis Politics
Portland Trail Blazer CJ McCollum gets candid about race in America, by Chris Burkhardt, NBC Sports Northwest
Jeremy Ebobisse's Year of Growth, by Matt Pentz, The Athletic (paywall)

#AsianAmCovidStories: A YouTube documentary series exploring Asian Americans' experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic


Stay continuously educated and engaged to understand the issues and different viewpoints. Listen to others and their experiences, empathize with the oppressed, be compassionate, be kind, and take action to make a change.

Places to donate locally:

Places to donate nationally:

Support Black-Owned Businesses: 

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