Petition Calls on LOSD School Board to Take Concrete Anti-Racist Measures

June 17, 2020

LOSD School Board Applications Due Jun. 12 at 4 pm

June 9, 2020

VIDEO: Lake "No Negro" (documentary)

May 4, 2020

EVENT: Resisting Disaster Capitalism Follow Up Zoom Discussion (Updated)

March 28, 2020

EVENT: Zoom Discussion on COVID-19 and the Shock Doctrine

March 17, 2020

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June 25, 2019

Independents for Progressive Action (IPA) presents the Vanport Mosaic documentary, "Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Through The Voices of Its Residents." Archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives cre...

June 1, 2019

Is racial profiling and discrimination widespread in the United States? Are you familiar with the term "Shopping While Black"? Is this phenomenon happening in your town? How would you interrupt this form of racism? Watch this social experim...

March 11, 2019

At the general meeting of Respond to Racism on March 4, we held a discussion on the subject of "Beyond the Bubble" featuring a screening and discussion of the documentary film "The Numbers" with filmmakers Donovan Smith and Sika Stanton. Th...

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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 July 6, 2020
6:30-8:00 pm

 Policing in our Nation and Community 

Online via ZOOM


Racism and Police Policies have fueled the Black Lives Matter Movement and the call for Police Reform.  Each day the national news continues to remind us of the injustices and inequities by law enforcement.   How does this impact our community?  People in our community have had varied lived experiences with our local police as shared so clearly at the last City Council meeting.  Please join us on our ONLINE Monthly Community meeting for an update on the Brady investigation (West Linn officer) and discussion/action on Police reform (8 Can’t Wait).


Please be sure to register online here.

In addition, there are several steps that you can take to reduce your chances of exposure and to protect others:

  • Stay home if you are sick.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.

For more information, you can visit the CDC website:


Future Meeting Dates:

August 3, 2020
September 7, 2020
October 5, 2020



Upcoming Events:


Car Rally to support Black Lives Matter.          July 19th from 3:30-5pm.

We are excited to offer everyone in our community the opportunity to show support for Black Lives Matter.  We know that many of you have been unable to participate in events due to the pandemic so this is especially for you!  Everyone will stay in their cars, we’ll broadcast speakers and then we’ll begin the rally / procession through town.  Our route and details will be shared later.  For now start thinking about how you’ll decorate your car!


Route and starting point TBD.





Donations are made through the United Church of Christ of Lake Oswego, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and are tax deductible. When donating, please select Respond to Racism as the recipient in the donation form.

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