Thursday, September 4, 2014

9/7/2014 event - Albany, Oregon: Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History

After months of hard work and planning, Albany will host a conversation project on Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History, presented and facilitated by organizer and educator Walidah Imarisha.  On September 7, the tour will visit Albany after traveling to Grans Pass, Redmond, and Astoria before traveling to Newport and Bay City.

Following the presentation, we will kick off a discussion about how we can begin to break down some of the obstacles we face when building the community we want to live in -- a community where everyone is able to live their lives fully with safety and dignity.

Sunday, September 7th at 4:00PM
Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE

Sponsored by Occupy Albany, Albany PeaceSeekers, the Albany Human Relations Commission and Linn-Benton Community College Department of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Have you ever wondered why the Black population in Oregon is so small?
 Oregon has a history not only of Black exclusion and discrimination, but also of a vibrant Black culture that helped sustain many communities throughout the state -- a history that is not taught in schools.
ROP is thrilled to be working with Walidah, the Oregon Humanities, and local leaders across the state to pull off this tour in rural Oregon, and we hope you'll join us Sunday afternoon in Albany!

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