Cameron Whitten speaks at a Black Resilience Fund event at Northeast Portland’s Irving Park. Whitten is the co-founder of the fund which provides immediate financial support to Black Portlanders.

Cameron Whitten speaks at a Black Resilience Fund event at Northeast Portland’s Irving Park. Whitten is the co-founder of the fund which provided immediate financial support to Black Portlanders.

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The Black Resilience Fund started during the pandemic to offer emergency relief to Black Portlanders. Now, the program is shifting to a guaranteed basic income model. The program is backed by the nonprofit Brown Hope. Organizers recently announced plans to support as many as 50 people with up to $2,000 per month over a three-year period. We’ll hear from Brown Hope CEO Cameron Whitten about the intentions behind this new initiative and how the selection process will work.

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