Sisters in Action for Power

2013EngagethruMSISisters in Action for Power was an inter-generational, multi-racial, community-based organization in Portland, Oregon. They sought to develop the leadership, organizing and critical analysis skills of low income women and girls ages 10-18 in North and Northeast Portland.

Working to build and strengthen the leadership development and organizing skills of low income women and girls of color, in the 2003-04 school year they worked with the Portland Public School District to establish and implement a district-wide system for tracking and reporting sexual harassment.

In 2001-02, another campaign pressured Portland’s TriMet mass transit system to give free bus rides to and from school to low-income students. Sisters also helped spur TriMet to establish a Citizens Advisory Committee of Transportation Equity.

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Published by Adam Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at

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