Kitchen Table Activism

Kitchen Table Activism (KTA) is a monthly project of the Rural Organizing Project. Often building on quarterly themes, short actions are described in each KTA. The theory is that basic steps and tasks can lead to powerful collective results as small groups of people gather to complete the same action throughout the state of Oregon. ROP works to keep the basic tasks easily achievable so that groups with other projects or groups with limited immediate energy can still manage to complete the KTA each month.

Jan 302015

WHY THIS ACTIVITY? February 14th marks Valentine’s Day, a time to get out arts and crafts supplies and make cards! Valentine’s Day also falls right at the beginning of Oregon’s legislative session where our legislators will make decisions that impact our families and our communities for years to come. This year, our legislators have the [read more]

 Posted by on January 30, 2015
Sep 062014

September/October 2014 Kitchen Table Activity WHY THIS ACTIVITY? Race, institutions and power – these are the questions on our mind right now. Another murder of another young black man by local Missouri law enforcement, and extreme police response to the outrage in Ferguson. Here in Oregon, this election cycle we are faced, once again, with [read more]

 Posted by on September 6, 2014
Aug 012014

August 2014 Kitchen Table Activity WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY? This month’s Kitchen Table Activity is to submit your order for ROP’s STAND Voter Guide; STAND standing for Small Town Actions for a New Democracy.  The STAND Voter Guide, designed by and for small town and rural voters for over a decade, is known for breaking down [read more]

 Posted by on August 1, 2014
Jul 052014

A Voice for Human Dignity The Supreme Court rulings this week remind us that the fight is never over. Whether it is union organizing, women’s reproductive choices, or the right to drive, basic human rights for so many stay up for grabs. This month’s Kitchen Table Activism asks you and your human dignity group to [read more]

 Posted by on July 5, 2014
Mar 032014

Rural Caucus & Strategy Session Our annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session – the place for rural organizers to come together and strengthen our movement in Oregon – will be Saturday, May 3rd in Hood River! WHY THIS ACTIVITY? The Rural Caucus and Strategy Session is the biggest day of the year for ROP – it [read more]

 Posted by on March 3, 2014
Feb 042014

ROP is Coming to Your Town! What is the Activity? The Rural Organizing Project has heard the call from human dignity groups across the state: you want us in your town and working with your groups, and here we come! Over the next months, ROP staff organizers have committed to the lofty goal of visiting every [read more]

 Posted by on February 4, 2014
Jan 032014

What is the Activity? 2014 is going to be our year. We have a momentous ballot this November that will define Oregon and the conversations in our communities for years to come (stay tuned to future ROPnets – we will keep you updated on potential ballot measures). Human dignity groups across the state have ambitious [read more]

 Posted by on January 3, 2014
Nov 032013

Dias de los Muertos & the US/Mexico Deaths  What is Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos? Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican indigenous holiday that is rooted in Aztec traditions and has been celebrated in Mexico over 2,000 years. It celebrated for two days, November 1st and 2nd. It is not the [read more]

 Posted by on November 3, 2013