SY Walidah Imarisha - Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History
As part of Sylvania's Black History Month celebrations, ASPCC will be hosting Walidah Imarisha to give a presentation and workshop on Oregon Black history.
Location: Sylvania campus, Upper CC Mall Time: February 12th, 1pm-3pm (Free food served for students, have your ID number (G number) ready)
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. Portland State University adjunct professor Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through an interactive time line of Black history in Oregon and will also discuss how history, politics, and culture have shaped—and will continue to shape—the landscape for Black Oregonians.
For more information please visit http://www.pcc.edu/resources/aspcc/sylvania/ or call our ASPCC Programs team at 971-722-4930.
If you need an interpreter or other accommodations to attend this event, please contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341