The 14th annual Oregon Peacemakers conference was held November 5th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Peacemakers Conference brings hundreds of middle and high school students together every fall for interactive workshops and learning about non-violence and peacebuilding in Portland.
The KBOO Youth Collective hosted a workshop called Sharing your voice, where The students used recording equipment to create audio to be played here, on The Underground
Host Ed Goldberg interviews David Shields, author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, a meditation on life, living and contemplating death. David Shields is the author of eight books, including Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the Governor's Writers Award.
Leonardo Cerda is an Ecuadorian youth climate, energy and sustainability activist. He is part of an organization called FAOICIN that is running a campaign to promote sustainable projects as an alternative for communities, associations, and other indigenous social actors to promote the recovery of ancestral customs.
President-elect Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has apologized for a racial slur made by his father Benjamin.
Last week the father of Rahm Emanuel stated in an interview with an Israeli paper, “Obviously he’ll influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to be mopping floors at the White House.”
The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination called for Emanuel to renounce his father's statement, which he has now done.
Ibrahim Hooper, with the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg on the issue.
An Iraqi child currently in Portland for medical treatment received a recognition by Portland's City Council this morning.
Mustafa Abed, who just turned six, arrived in Portland over a month ago with donations from the group 'No More Victims'.
He lost his leg and hip in a US airstrike in Fallujah four years ago.
The following declaration was read into the city's record By Tom Potter this morning.
'No More Victims' will be holding a number of fundraisers in the coming month to support Mustafa's medical treatment.
More information is available on their website nomorevictims.org.