Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon
Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Oregon City Public Library

Although census data show Oregon's population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists that we are one of the whitest states in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act— as individuals and communities— to embrace  the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon.

Through the conversation project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s  future. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.