Respond to Racism's Bruce Poinsette featured in Willamette Week Article

August 7, 2020

Community Meeting: September 14 with Nichole Brown, Superintendent of Columbia Corrections Institution

August 6, 2020

Family-Friendly Protests Every Week

July 21, 2020

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January 9, 2020

If we want to change the culture of racism in LO, we need to attack it at all levels. That includes applying pressure to local government to make sure they prioritize funding, resources, and space for anti-racism work.

The LO City Council i...

September 6, 2019

Since the Lake Oswego City Council announced it would be forming a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, RtR has expressed excitement about the opportunity while also warning that this effort needs to be more than just a box-checking...

June 10, 2019

Community members of Lake Oswego,

As we approach the two-year anniversary of Respond to Racism, it’s important to recognize progress. In regards to the City of Lake Oswego, we were happy to see the adoption of a resolution affirming LO as a...

June 3, 2019

The City of Lake Oswego is putting together a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ad Hoc Task Force and applications are due Jun. 21, 2019. The task force will meet once a month for six months and, according to the City, will focus on identify...

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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:

Community Meeting

Save the Date

Monday September 14, 2020 (note date change due to holiday)

Guest Speaker: Nichole Brown, Superintendent

Columbia Corrections Institution

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Meetings are held online via ZOOM

Zoom details provided only to registered guests.

Newcomers welcome!

Future Meeting Dates:

October 5, 2020

November 2, 2020

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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