A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon
June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TUESDAY June 16 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 16 2009
The National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Oregon and the the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society are sponsoring an evening seminar entitled "Civil Liberties Under the Obama Administration: Are We Still at Risk?" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The event is free and will be held at the Portland State University Urban Center's Second Floor Gallery, 506 SW Mill. The seminar will cover continuing issues of race, preventive detention, the Obama administration's plans for Guantanamo detainees, and ethnic and religious profiling. 2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)
Dancer Linda Austin of Performance Works NW and Novelist Lisa See
On Stage and Studio, Host Dmae Roberts talks with dancers Linda Austin, Anne Furfey and Teresa Mathern about their upcoming weekend show The Portland Project at Performance Works NW And in the second part of the show, Novelist Lisa See talks about "Shanghai Girls" her new book.
The new award-winning documentary film "The Garden" opens at the Hollywood Theatre this week. The film follows the inspiring struggle of a large, vibrant community garden in South Central Los Angeles, which arose as a place of healing after the L.A. Riots in 1992. A backroom deal between the city and a land developer threatens to close the garden. "The Garden" tells the story of mostly Latin American immigrants who organized and fought back. Toni Tabora-Roberts spoke with Julie Bergman Sender, one of the Executive Producers, and Vivianne Nacif, a Co-Producer, about the film.