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Africa Through African Lenses

    Portland Community College, in celebration of Black History Month, presents “Africa through African lenses,” a hybrid virtual/in-person festival. The festival runs February 2-March 2, is free and open to the public. The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather… Read More »Africa Through African Lenses

    Equality Vs Equity

      Published by Tori Blackwell in the January 2024 Unite Oregon City Newsletter In January we will celebrate Martin Luther King Day, followed by Black History Month in February. During that period, it is very likely that two terms that come up regularly throughout the year… Read More »Equality Vs Equity

      Religious and Cultural Holidays

        The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) has recently reviewed a policy on: Accommodation for Religious Instruction and Cultural Observance. The suggested policy is not mandated and will be considered for adoption by individual school boards. The original policy was prepared by the Jewish Federation of… Read More »Religious and Cultural Holidays

        My Grandmother’s Hands

          West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community is forming a new study group to delve deeply into the issues raised in Resmaa Menakem’s book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Key to this book is the perspective that… Read More »My Grandmother’s Hands

          Burning Books

          An Orwellian Dilemma

            Something’s Happening Here Nine o’clock at night is not when I would hope to be online waiting to deliver a message to our local School Board. Yet there I was, sitting at my desk, waiting for my allotted three minutes to address the Board. It… Read More »An Orwellian Dilemma