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 term “slavery”, it’s more accurate … Read more

Gloria Brown Memorial Scholarship

Gloria Brown was a woman who lived her life without boundaries, becoming the first African American woman forest supervisor at the US Forest Service and solidifying herself as a pioneer in her field. She was a champion for social and racial justice. https://youtu.be/DLA5ZWe79zE One of her core beliefs and values was in providing opportunities to … Read more

Executive Director Search

n Respond to Racism is hiring an executive director! The ED will work with the President and n Board to establishes strategic goals, shorter-term objectives and operational plans. The ED oversees and manages implementation of the strategic plan, financial health of the organization, and policies of the Board. nn The ED inspires, guides, unites, motivates, … Read more

Clackamas Diverse Educators Pathway Scholarship

Clackamas Diverse Educator Pathway is a program that helps racially, culturally and linguistically diverse classified staff become teachers and fill critical gaps in Clackamas county schools. CDEP provides successful applicants with $2,500 to $15,000 in tuition scholarships per term (winter and spring) — subject to available funds — to attend Clackamas Community College, Oregon State … Read more

Respond To Racism Oral Histories: Part I

The RtR Oral Histories project documents the stories of residents of color who have lived in LO for 20 plus years and made places for themselves despite the city’s culture of racist hostility that earned it the nickname “Lake No Negro.” Interviewees also share stories about what the community looked like when they moved to … Read more