Although census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest 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. Willamette University sociology professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?
Jointly sponsored by Corvallis SURJ, Community Action for Racial Equity, the Corvallis-Albany NAACP, the City of Corvallis King Legacy Advisory Board, and the Linn-Benton Health Equity Alliance, with major support by Oregon Humanities.
645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
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