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February 2017 - Salem, Oregon

Disability Justice: Creating Movement Where No One Gets Left Behind


Building Power at the Ballot Box and Beyond


May 2016 - Southwest Washington

Motivation Songs

Here's the list of motivation songs and lyrics you all submitted before the May Gathering!



Brothers and sisters of all races and colors
Watch what they say they'll be calling you criminal
We got to make this land better for you and for others
It's time now to sing out, tell our story, tell your brothers

You will not be able to play in, turn out, or cop out
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
Give me all you got
Don't hold back get ready to shout

Poor people gonna rise and take what's theirs
It's not about the salary, it's all about reality and making some noise
The youth are moving, it's time for a solution
You see war is not the answer, show some compassion

We march today, I know how to lose,
When your head's underwater, it's time to breathe fire
Hit for hit, kiss for kiss
I am no longer a slave of fear

All this pain for the color of our skin
but I still give you a kiss for your sin
Give you my tomorrows
because when trust returns all is special

I will survive, we will survive
Even without legs, we still walk
Everything changes, it is not a lie
I hear revolution when she talk

Authority say my life is prohibited
You know I ain't listenin'
because a cage of gold does not stop being a prison
To surge and refine against the line

They have been stepping on my rights
but you know history began when Columbus set sail
So you see the only difference between you and I
Is the time we have had for us to be free


March 2016 - Astoria, Oregon

Shared Understanding Session



Protocols for Improved Advocacy and Inquiry



Please feel free to reach out to your Community Engagement Officer, Jen Matheson at jen@northwesthealth.org or Michael Reyes at michael@northwesthealth.org