Connecting Identity, Art, and Activism: Introducing MRG’s 2017 Lilla Jewel Awardees

As our leaders and institutions attempt to silence women, activists, and especially women activists, now more than ever, we need to lift each other up. MRG is celebrating, elevating, and sharing women’s voices through our Lilla Jewel Fund. Women tell their own stories: the stories of their friends, families, and neighbors, and allow us to […] More »

Our Actions in Response to Inauguration Day and the Work Ahead

MRG’s Reaction to Inauguration Day and Our Work Ahead  On Friday January 20, 2017 the 45th President of the United States was inaugurated and our country entered into a political era rooted in hate and fear that is trying to silence and divide us. Each of us at MRG Foundation marked this transition by choosing […] More »

Building Collective Power by Coming Together

MRG’s mission is to inspire people to work together for justice and mobilize resources for Oregon communities as they work to change the world. As we enter into a new political climate rooted in hate and injustice, it is more important than ever to come together and build collective power. Over the next couple of weeks […] More »

A Conversation with Sirius Bonner- MRG Board Chair

To celebrate MRG Foundation’s 40th Anniversary we will be featuring the stories and experiences of different members of our staff, board, grantees, and past supporters. Their voices will explore the many different ways this milestone year is important to our community. To launch the year we would like to share the voice of Sirius Bonner, […] More »

2016 Lilla Jewel Award Winner: Dawn Jones Redstone

After reviewing and evaluating many quality films made by Oregon social justice filmmakers, MRG’s Justice within Reach Committee is excited to announce that Dawn Jones Redstone is the 2016 Lilla Jewel Award Winner, for her film Sista in the Brotherhood. She will be sharing a clip of her film, a work inspired by the doctoral […] More »