Monday, January 09, 2012

Lower Columbia Diversity Project Presents A Free Discussion On Racial Diversity In Oregon

January 7, 2012

The January 19, 2012 event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project.

Astoria, OR - Although 2010 Census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and meet this opportunity?

This is the focus of “White Out? The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon,” a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew on Thursday January 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial, Astoria, OR 97103. This program is hosted by the Lower Columbia Diversity Project and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Drew is an associate professor of ethnic studies at Willamette University, where she teaches courses on racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. She earned her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago and has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television & New Media, and Tourism & Cultural Change.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Scott Lee at (503) 468-8715 or

Oregon Humanities (813 SW Alder St, #702; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas to change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
For additional Information
Contact: Scott Lee
Phone: (503) 468-8715
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