After over 3 years of directly caring for and celebrating the greater Portland Area community, Tenacious Rose PDX is thrilled to host our first 501(c)(3) fundraising event as an unforgettable Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction. Whether you have $0 or $10,000 to give, Tenacious Rose’s doors are open to the community! This event is for 18+, food and alcohol will be served.
Tenacious Rose is partnering with Done for DiDi on the grassroots fundraising initiative Rent for Moms. #DoneForDiDi and a team of leading Black organizers across the US are raising at least $100,000 by the end of December 2022 to help single Black moms retain or obtain housing during the holiday season. The funds raised will be paid out to over 50 single Black moms to cover their rent. Find more information here! https://www.rentformoms.org/ Give at the link below! https://givebutter.com/RentforMoms/portlandor1
We celebrate by gifting, hosting and attending BIPOC centered events.
We support community by providing free essentials, community service, and showing up.
We educate by organizing fieldtrips and holding workshop.
A proud Co-Founder of both Mxm Bloc and Tenacious Rose, Shawn's heart is rooted in community work, having experienced first hand the lack of support that is present for people especially parents in need. Her magic is found in her empathy and selflessness- she would give the shirt off her own back or the shoes off her feet to someone who needs them. Shawn has been in Portland for 3 years; she is a proud parent of two amazing kiddos who loved to help their mother at mutual aid events. She loves helping bring along the next generation of the community aid workers. Her biggest dream is to one day open a transitional housing program for families. When Shawn and her children aren't doing taekwondo or attending cheerleading competitions, they are playing board games or going to see a movie.
An activist, creative business owner, and proud black mother of three. LaQuisha is a Co-Founder of Mxm Bloc and Tenacious Rose, and a mutual aid organizer in Portland Oregon, committed to "taking care of us". As a small business owner, she is constantly looking for ways to give back and support her community. She regularly cooks packaged meals for camps and free fridges around the Portland metro area. In her downtime, she enjoys looking up new recipes and Friday movie nights with her family.
Lenia is passionate about menstrual equity, what we put in and on our bodies and the overwhelming consumption of fast fashion. She is concerned about the impact that conventional menstrual products and fast fashion have on the environment. Her goal is to educate menstruators on products that leave less of a footprint. She acknowledges the majority of what we wear should be second-hand or upcycled and that we should all have affordable access to safe organic food and products. Lenia feels fortunate to be able to work side by side with her daughters in creating a safer healthier environment her the community and the planet.