Across our land, regressive individuals and coalitions are actively seeking to deny historical facts and push our country backward in time to an era when discrimination was the widely accepted norm. Part of their focus is on eliminating public and private efforts to promote diversity,… Read More »Clackamas County Equity and Inclusion Office is Under Threat
Rural Organizing Project is a state-wide organization that supports a multi-issue, rural-centered, grassroots base in Oregon. They work to build and support a shared standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all communities, the need for equal access to justice and… Read More »What is the Rural Organizing Project?
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
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
by Terence Shumaker Between Reconstruction and WWII, more than 4,000 Blacks were murdered by lynching across twelve Southern states. This lasting smear on our society, a direct result of several hundred years of slavery, had been hidden from our history books until recently. Now, in… Read More »Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial