Special Projects Coordinator
Katie Sawicki (she/they) is Unite Oregon's Special Projects Coordinator. Sawicki has been doing community-based advocacy work since graduating college in 2002. She worked for 13 years in alternatives to incarceration advocacy in New York City before moving to Portland and joining the Urban League of Portland. While at the Urban League, they provided policy and advocacy support to the League's Advocacy and Civic Engagement Department, focusing on the State of Black Oregon 2009 and 2015 reports and the reports' advocacy agendas. Since leaving the League, she has provided facilitation and individualized support to community-based advocacy organizations, coalitions, and community groups seeking to advance racial and social justice work. Sawicki consulted with Unite Oregon for five years before joining staff in 2021.
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