A Neighborhood Effort to Interrupt Racism
Our Community Meetings take place on the first Monday of each month. We bring concerned citizens together (along with members of local government, news media, and the Lake Oswego School District, among others) to tackle overt and systemic racism in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
During the pandemic we are meeting virtually. We will post the link to register a few days before the meetings. Once you register, we will send you the Zoom link.
Community meetings are preceded by Storytime with Katharine Phelps, a fun and interactive half-hour featuring books selected for K-5 elementary school-aged children. Storytime is hosted by the Respond to Racism Youth Empowerment Committee.
You can watch videos of the community meetings and other forums below.
- Video: September Community Meeting
On Tuesday, September 6 we participated in an engaging presentation about banned and challenged books and the freedom to read. Watch video
- Video: Ethnic Studies Saves Lives: A Call to Action!
Video Recording of July, 2022 Community Meeting Ethnic Studies emerged as a unique activist discipline in the nation’s college and…
- Video: We need to talk about SROs (again)
In August, Respond to Racism was proud to present another student panel, moderated by Bruce Poinsette, discussing student concerns with…
- Video: Native Children and the legacy of Residential Schools in Oregon
The discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children on the grounds of residential schools in Canada has shocked and…
- May Community Meeting: Insights into White Supremacy
We need to talk: insights into White Supremacy Please join our community meeting on Monday, May 2. Our guest TM Garret will share his…
- March Community Meeting: Uncomfortable Conversations
Join us on March to discuss “Uncomfortable Conversations: Working Through Our Mistakes”. Together we’ll move beyond the discomfort. March…