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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...

August 7, 2019

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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

Bill de la Cruz will join us again leading a discussion on deconstructing bias.

Implicit and explicit biases are impacting our relationships with self and others every minute of every day. This training is designed for individuals who want to continue to build on the self-awareness tools shared in the previous sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to examine bias within themselves and the environment they live in. We will then explore strategies to recognize and manage bias. Everyone will leave with action steps to support their work with self and colleagues.


· Identify biases in our everyday lives

· Explore strategies to deconstruct bias

· Continue conversations about bias

· Create daily practices that support a diverse and inclusive culture

(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



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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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.