5/9 Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History With Walidah Imarisha
Posted March 25, 2016
Deadline May 09, 2016
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. Author and educator Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through a timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power in this state and the nation. Participants will discuss how history, politics, and culture have shaped—and will continue to shape — the landscape not only for Black Oregonians but all Oregonians.
Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History
With Walidah Imarisha
Monday, May 9th 7:30pm
1515 SW Morrison St., Portland OR 97205