Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History

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. Author and educator Walidah Imarisha leads participants through an interactive timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power in this state and the nation.

The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community is pleased to partner with Respond to Racism LO, and Mary’s Woods Diversity Task Force to bring Walidah Imarisha to our community on July 23rd. The event will be held at the Mary’s Woods Campus, Dunn Community Center (Cascadia Hall) from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

(Photo by Pete Shaw)

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