Events

Upcoming events and activities

  • Develop an afterschool program for POC middle and high school students that focuses on academic success, leadership and better understanding of Black History – Beginning Fall 2021
  • Serving as advisor to Bend Police Department Community Outreach Program – working with law enforcement and school representatives on how to talk to and communicate with POC – Currently in development with Bend Police
  • Help sponsor a DEI Summit with Bend Chamber and City of Bend – TBD
  • Launch a film series to raise community awareness around racism and social justice – TBD
  • Promote minority-owned businesses through networking and access to resources – In development. To participate email info@thefathersgroup.org.
  • Create safe space opportunities for sharing ideas and concerns – In development.

Past events and activities

  • Juneteenth: Central Oregon Celebrates Freedom DayREAD MORE
  • Black History Month podcast
  • Shop with a Cop/Gift Baskets for the Homeless (December 2020)
  • Became a member of the Black Student Success Network (October 2020)
  • “Backpack Campaign” to distribute school supplies – 75 backpacks given away (September 2020)
  • Movie Night – John Lewis: Good Trouble – co-sponsored event with BendFilm, 85 cars in attendance (September 2020)
  • Participation in panel for Welcoming Week (September 2020)
  • Race relations discussion/book study on “Ghost Boys” at High Desert Middle School (Fall 2020)
  • “Backpack Campaign” to distribute school supplies – 50 backpacks given away (September 2019)
  • Father’s Day BBQ and social (June 2019)

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Bend, OR  97708 

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