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Cheyenne Holliday


Water Justice Coordinator


pronouns: She/Her
state: OR
city: Portland
Tribal Affiliation: NO
languages: English
race + ethnicity: Black, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, African, White, European, Caucasian
I was the associate project manager and co-author of the report for the Oregon Water Futures Project. The projects is a collaboration between water and environmental justice interests, Indigenous peoples, communities of color, low-income communities, and academic institutions. In 2020, the project co-conceptualized and facilitated a series of conversations with Native, Latinx, Black, and various migrant communities across the state – including Indigenous Latin American, Caribbean, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Pacific Islander, and Somali communities to have conversations about water and identify culturally specific resiliency. Currently, I am the Water Justice Coordinator for Verde, and focus on economic, environmental, and racial justice issues around water at both the statewide and national level, including analyzing Oregon’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. I am also building off the Oregon Water Futures Project to create a Water Justice Leadership Institute, that will help Oregonians become water leaders in their communities.

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