Youth Town Hall with Commissioner Hardesty

Join Commissioner Hardesty for a live streaming Town Hall with Portland's Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color sharing their experiences, ideas, and asking questions regarding the future of Portland.

Today's youth have grown up in unprecedented times, with a backdrop of climate catastrophe, an uprising against police violence, and predictions they will be the first generation in United States history to do worse than their parents financially.

We also know that our youth have much to say about their future when it comes to community safety, policing, and the support they need to thrive. As we build for the future, it is imperative to uplift youth voices, especially BIPOC youth,

The Youth Town Hall is the 3rd event in the #ReThinkPortland series hosted by the office of Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. We need real conversations to discuss what real community safety looks like for all Portlanders. For too long, police have dominated the narrative and conversations around safety. We know not everyone has the same view or experiences of safety, and that’s where these conversations must start.

Rethink Portland is Commissioner Hardesty's plan to engage with community members and move the city forward in a time when people are demanding changes to policing in Portland. You can learn more at

ASL interpretation has been requested and we are awaiting confirmation. Once confirmed the event info will be updated.



SEEDS endorses this event. Please join us after the event for a virtual reflection on our Instagram (@reedseeds). We want to hear your ideas and opinions on Reedies' role in the fight towards a safer Portland!

Dial-In Information

via Facebook Live

Streaming information will be shared via the posted link closer to the event

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event

community, black lives matter, Abolition, portland police


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