How to get involved:

PAALF has many ways to get active to help promote the well-being of and engage African Americans in Portland and the greater state of Oregon. We encourage you to check our events calendar under What’s Happening for many of our policy forums with government agencies, diversity & inclusion officers, fellowship events and our speakers’ series.

Events will be updated on a consistent basis there, but many invitations and notices are emailed out frequently. Our email lists are kept private, and are not shared.  

To be added to the PAALF listserv, please send your email address to

To attend PAALF’s steering committee meetings, or any of our policy subcommittee meetings, please visit here for details.