• Tara Bowen-Biggs

Black Existence March, October 4, 2020

Sometimes self-care means holding space with your community. March and Rally are for the Black Community ONLY. If you do not identify as Black, please share with your Black friends, family, and colleagues.


Meet at Dawson Park 12 pm

March to Irving Park 1 pm

Black Existence Rally 2-4 pm


Masks & Social Distancing Required. Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be provided.


Non-Black supporters:

  • if you'd like to DONATE funds, please Venmo: @black-ExistencePDX.

  • if you would like to VOLUNTEER please contact us at BlackExistencePDX@gmail.com Subject: Volunteer.


Please respect this Black Only Space. The Black Existence March is an opportunity for people that identify as Black to march with the Black Community in Portland, OR.


Living in a predominantly white city where gentrification has dispersed Black people all over the city has made it difficult for some of us to feel safe marching. Often when we march we are met with hostility by the same white people chanting Black Lives Matter. We have expressed both our appreciation for white people that show up to march for Black Lives and our discomfort being surrounded by a white community that still does not fully embrace us.

Many of us are partnered with a white person, we hope white partners will support their Black partners by volunteering at The Black Existence March. Loving adults and parents that identify as white are welcome to march with their Black children. If you have additional questions or are a non-Black supporter willing to volunteer please email us. blackexistencepdx@gmail.com

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