Community Connections: Black Communities in Oregon
August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
From Facebook event page:
“Please join Oregon Community Foundation for a “Community Connections” virtual event. Taking place during Black Philanthropy Month in August, this event will focus on Black communities in Oregon. Learn about the historical context and current education, health, and housing realities for Black Oregonians.
Marcy Bradley, OCF Program Officer for Black Student Success, will moderate a panel discussion with Walidah Imarisha and Ann Curry-Stevens.
Ann Curry-Stevens was the Principal investigator in a research partnership with the Coalition of Communities of Color. Her work led to the release of a report, “Communities of Color in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile” and a subsequent set of six community-specific reports that detail deep racial disparities across institutions and systems.
Walidah Imarisha presented statewide as a public scholar with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project for six years on topics such as Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She has toured the country several times performing, lecturing and challenging.
Eric K. Ward is a national expert on the relationship between hate violence and preserving democratic institutions, governance, and inclusive societies, He brings nearly 30 years of expertise in community organizing and philanthropy to his role as Western States Center’s Executive Director.
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