A neighborhood effort to interrupt racism in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Our Mission is to educate and empower Lake Oswego residents and institutions with the tools to combat racism in all its forms and make LO — and Oregon — a better place to live for residents of all races and ethnicities.

What We Do

Respond to Racism meets monthly, bringing concerned citizens together, including members of local government, news media, and the Lake Oswego School District, to tackle overt and systemic racism in Lake Oswego.

Please join us for our next meeting:

Join the Dialogue

Help make Lake Oswego a better place to live for residents of all races and ethnicities.

Learn How to Help

Not sure where, or how, you can educate yourself and your network? We’ve compiled a list of tools and resources that will help your awareness and understanding.

Be Part of the Action

Get involved at our next community-based event. Meet fellow members and join us as we support the community through events that educate and inspire.

Upcoming Events

Sep 27

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Community Coffee Meet-up

Oct 15

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Silent Walk

Silent Walk

Nov 19

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Silent Walk

New on our Blog

  • Gloria Brown Scholarship Award Winners Announced
    Respond to Racism is proud to announce Niyah Coleman and Nandita Kumar as the first recipients of the scholarship.  Both embody the spirit of Gloria Brown. 
  • 2023 Juneteenth Celebration and LO City Hall
    Please join Respond to Racism this Sunday at LO City Hall for the Lake Oswego Juneteenth Celebration. Come listen, dance, eat and help us dedicate the new mural. We’d like to make the RTR community aware of our position on the use of the term slavery. Instead of using the … Read more