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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March 28, 2020

It has been less than a week and a half since our initial Zoom meeting to discuss and strategize how we could respond as a community to the COVID-19 pandemic and the systemic inequities that are resulting from it. Infections have grown expo...

March 17, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is as good a time as ever to discuss the prospect of the Shock Doctrine, which author Naomi Klein describes as "the political strategy of using large-scale crises to push through policies that systema...

March 15, 2020

Dear Respond to Racism LO community,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be suspending all public RtR events until further notice. This includes our upcoming Apr. 6 community meeting and the remaining dates for the BIPOC Speaker Serie...

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...

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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.





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