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Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway
Marylhurst, OR 97036, US (map)

Venue: The Old Library, BP John Admin



Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of the continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias. What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

EMILY DREW is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, race and ethnicity, immigration, and social change. Her primary areas of research involve understanding how race and racism operate inside of institutions. Drew serves as a co-trainer of Understanding Institutional Racism workshops for Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training.

THE MARYLHURST SPEAKER SERIES is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts. This talk is offered through OREGON HUMANITIES’ Conversation Project, free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

Venue: The Old Library, BP John Admin, Marylhurst University