Justice Within Reach

DATE:  Thursday, May 28th, 2020

TIME:  6:00-7:00 PM PST / 9:00-10:00 PM EST

LOCATION:  Zoom Event

COST:  Free (though donations are welcomed!)

Justice Within Reach was OFF THE HOOK!


If you were there, you know — and if you weren’t there, you can see what we mean on our Facebook page, where the video has been archived!


We came together to celebrate the joy in our movement even as we mourn and rage for the injustice that continues to rain down on our families and people.

We held space for the beauty and love in our communities and the MRG family, and we reiterated that Black Lives Matter. That LGBTQ+ folks matter. Disabled folks matter. Houseless folks matter. Immigrants matter. Native and indigenous folks matter. Mother Earth matters.

Together, #WeAreMRG #SomosMRG. 

Thank you for making MRG Foundation the foundation for, with, and by the people.

Thank you for joining us in living the talk of JUSTICE every day for the last 44 years.

We aren’t stopping. And we know you will be with us every moment along the way. 


Deep gratitude to our featured entertainers:


Marilyn Keller, local Portland vocal artist extraordinaire and our 2019 Lilla Jewel Awardee.


Kay Ulanday Barrett, a poet, performer, and educator navigating life as a disabled

pilipinx amerikan transgender queer in the U.S.

Profile of Kay Ulunday Barrett

And, our host and emcee for the evening, multihyphenant iconoclast and metaphor peddler,

Carlos Kareem Windham.



You can still make a gift that reflects what you would have otherwise given in the room at Justice Within Reach this year.
And if you become a monthly donor of $5 or more, or make a donation of $50 or more, you will receive our fantastic new MRG t-shirt as an “un-party favor”!



Every dollar donated goes to our grantmaking programs that sustain critical groups working within our communities. Now more than ever, our grantees need you, and MRG needs you.


Questions? Contact Dena Zaldua at [email protected]


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