Comprehensive immigration reform supporters are gathering in front of Oregon Senator Smith's Office today to rally in opposition to the immigration reform bill being considered in the U S Senate. KBOO’s Laura Young Reports.
Day laborers who gather at Southeast Sixth and Ankeny each day may have to relocate to a not-yet-constructed day labor center, according to the latest city plan. Mayor Tom Potter will meet with participants in latest round of public planning discussions set for 5:00 PM today, in Lovejoy Room on the 2nd Floor of City Hall. Day laborers face difficult conditions and are often underpaid or not paid at all for their work. And now, with anti-immigrant violence on the rise, they face even more precarious threats. Several weeks ago, two Latino men south of Oregon City were severely beaten by a crowd of white teens.
A major event examining the place of students and adults with disabilities in our community is scheduled this saturday at Portland State. It’s called All Born In: A Cross Disability Inclusion Conference.
Organizers say that youth and adults with disabilities should be mainstreamed into all areas of society – from schoolrooms and day care centers, to the workplace.
Activist Kathie Snow will be lecturing at the Inclusion Conference. She is the author of “Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities.”
She spoke this morning with KBOO’s Lisa Loving.
Find out more about her work at www.disabilityisnatural.com. To register for the Disability Inclusion Conference, go to www.nwdsa.org.
Oregon seniors and people with disabilities say they're not
getting the chance to voice their opinions on proposed budget changes that would affect them because hearings on the issue were not handicap accessible.
KBOO’s Craig Burk brings us the story from the Oregon News Service:
Per Fagereng spoke with David Talbot about his new book "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years." Talbot is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon. He has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and as a features editor for the San Francisco Examiner. Talbot has written for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and other publications.
Black Book Talk hosts Emma Jackson Ford and Patricia Welch interview Rebecca Walker, author of the memoir, "Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence."
Walker is an author, speaker and teacher, and an award-winning activist in the fields of intergenerational feminism, multi-cultural identity, enlightened masculinity, and transformational human awareness.