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This Week’s 5: Hostile Workplace

November 16, 2019

This Week’s 5: White Supremacists Just Won’t Leave the Emmett Till Memorial Alone

November 8, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: RtR and LO Library to Host "Priced Out" Screening on Dec. 6

November 6, 2019

The Student Success Act (SSA), passed last May, will enable historic improvements in Oregon’s public schools. The Lake Oswego School District is condu...

“Important message from the Lake Oswego School District:”

October 10, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: This Week's 5 is Taking a Break in October

September 30, 2019

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November 16, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanati...

November 8, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanati...

Mark your calendars.

We are thrilled to share that the Lake Oswego Public Library is partnering with Respond to Racism for the Library’s December First Friday Film Discussion Group.  The Library's Film Discussion Group meets monthly at the L...

October 10, 2019

The Student Success Act (SSA), passed last May, will enable historic improvements in Oregon’s public schools. The Lake Oswego School District is conducting a community engagement process to assist in developing a plan for investing these ad...

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Join us at our next meeting!

 

Respond to Racism meets monthly, bringing concerned citizens together (along with members of local government, news media, and the LO School District, among others) to tackle overt and systemic racism in Lake Oswego. Please join us for our next meeting:

Monday January 6, 2020
6:30-8:30 pm
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ
1111 Country Club Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Join us at our monthly RTR community meeting as we welcome Bill de la Cruz. He is an author, a an world-wide trainer, and expert on using self--awareness as a tool to fight racism.

 

(You are welcome to bring a small refreshment and come at 6:00 pm to mingle and chat with other members.)            

 

  (No Childcare provided)

Future Meeting Dates:
   There will be no December meeting.
February 3, 2020
March 2, 2020

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NEWCOMERS WELCOME!

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Upcoming Events:

 

Thursday November 14th

Golden Pride Productions Presents:

"Another Day" a film that follows a young Black girl's experiences navigating through Portland's predominately white schools.

6:30-8-:30pm at the Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center at Jesuit High School.

 

Tuesday November 19th

Racism is a threat to public health

6:30 - 8:30pm

Round Table Pizza

19121 Willamette Drive (Hwy 43)

West Linn, OR 97068

A meeting to discuss the latest updates and strategy for pushing forward the resolution to declare racism a threat to public health in Clackamas County

Thursday November 21st 

The Blackonteurs-  November Edition!Story Telling show
7:30 p.m. / $12

The Blackonteurs are back at The Deep End Theater! Named one of “Six New Projects Shaking Up Portland’s Arts Scene” by Portland Monthly Magazine, The Blackonteurs is Portland's own storytelling show that features all black & African-American performers sharing their stories of triumph, struggle, laughter, love, joy, and pain.

On Thursday, November 21st at 7:30pm, join us for performances by:
- Emmett Wheatfall!
- Nichole Robinson!
- Willie Poinsette!
​- Carlos Kareem Windham!
- Cookie Zvovushe!

And hosted by the forever-effervescent Leann Johnson!

 

 

December 6, 2019 Lake Oswego Library Presents:

The December Film Discussion Group will be held December 6th.  Doors open at 1:30 and the movie starts at 2pm at the Lake Theater & Café.  Admission is free.  We’ll be showing and discussing “Priced Out  - 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon”.   This documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and life after the era of "the ghetto." It powerfully illustrates how government policies and market forces combine to destroy and rebuild neighborhoods. Some embrace new investment at first, but few are left standing when new money moves in and old residents find themselves priced out.  Winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the New Urbanism Film Festival.