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Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Group 2: Basic Rights Oregon

Portland, Oregon | Organized by WorldOregon

  1. Carolina MUSSI | Argentina

  2. Nijat GULIYEV | Azerbaijan 

  3. Georgia HEJDUKOVA | Czech Republic 

  4. Aisha TAMBAJANG | Denmark 

  5. Marianela CARVAJAL DIAZ | Dominican Republic 

  6. Philipp AIGNER | Germany 

  7. Badara Aly KONE | Mali 

  8. Tabby BESLEY | New Zealand 

  9. Hubert SOBECKI | Poland 

  10. Joanna KUBICKA | Poland 

  11. Marta RAMOS | Portugal 

  12. Risma BISSESAR | Suriname

  13. Abiola Bienvenu AKINDES | Togo

Meeting Resources
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Meeting Details

Please join 10 minutes early

Login: 13:50 Eastern U.S. Time

Meeting: 14:00–15:30 Eastern U.S. Time

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Meeting ID: 844 6725 8008 

Passcode: IVLP 

Meeting organized by: WorldOregon in collaboration with Meridian International Center

Meeting Topic: Nancy Haque will discuss advocacy and program services for the LGBTQI+ community.

Meet Your Speaker
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Nancy Haque 


Executive Director

Basic Rights Oregon

A long-time organizer and activist in social justice movements, Nancy Haque first came to Basic Rights Oregon as a volunteer in 2007. A few years later, she joined the Board of Directors and then transitioned to a staff role in 2015, as Co-Executive Director. Under her leadership, Basic Rights Oregon expanded its racial justice work as a founding member of the executive team of One Oregon, an immigrant, refugee and Muslim justice coalition. Basic Rights Oregon also deepened its commitment to transgender justice by launching Catalyst, a leadership development cohort for transgender and gender non-conforming Oregonians. Prior to joining the staff of BRO, Nancy spent seven years as the Building Political Power Director at Western States Center, where she led a voter organizing training and empowerment project and managed leadership development programs. Nancy spent eight years working on economic justice issues, with Jobs with Justice and the National AFL-CIO. The daughter of immigrant parents from Bangladesh, Nancy is the first member of her family born in the United States. She grew up in the DC area, where she was inspired to becoming politically engaged, joining her first protest as a fourth grader.  She studied Political Economy and Social Change at The Evergreen State College and has a master’s degree from the Center for Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She lives in southeast Portland with her young son and is an aspirational baker and crafter. 

About the Organization
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Basic Rights Oregon (Portland, Oregon) engages in strategic, values-based coalitions to address the many needs of the LGBTQI+ communities in Oregon via building alliances with progressive groups that advocate for working families, racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, and campaign reform. This session will discuss their legal and legislative advocacy in Oregon, as well as how they use interactive group storytelling as a tool to for groups generating new ways forward. 

Transgender Justice (Basic Rights Oregon):


Transgender Resources (The City of Portland):



Equality Federation (advocacy)


Equality PAC:


Fair Pay Workplace:



Political Research Associates:


Fierce Families (network of families of transgender people - Basic Rights Oregon):



LGBTQ+ Census (U.S. Census):


LGBTQ+ and Poverty in the United States (Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law):


Transgender People and Poverty (National Women’s Law Center):



LGBTQ+ and Unemployment (Fast Company):


Prohibition on Conversion Therapy (Oregon):



Conversion “Therapy” Laws (Movement Advance Project):


Conversion Therapy and Youth Mental Health (The Trevord Project0:


Murder of Transgender People in 2020 (National Center for Transgender Equality):


Violence Against Transgender People and People of Color (GLAAD):


Hate Crime Statistics 2020 (U.S. Department of Justice):



LGBT Activism in Oregon (Portland State University):


Trans Lifeline (UI.S.’s first trangender suicide hotline):



Adi’s Act - Suicide Prevention (Basic Rights Oregon):



Bill Extending Protection to Gender Identity - Oregon (Oregon Public Broadcasting):



Gay/Trans Panic Defense Bans (Movement Advancement Project):



Gender Affirming Health Resources (Oregon Health):


3rd Gender on U.S. Passports (National Public Radio):


Oregon First State to add 3rd Gender on Driver’s License (NBC News):


Transgender-Inclusive Healthcare Services (Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes):


Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force Advocate Training:


Police, Jails & Prisons (National Center for Transgender Equality):



Guidelines for Protection of Transgender Prisoners (National Public Radio):

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