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University of Oregon in Portland, 70 NW Couch

70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Feb 8 2018
    Black History Month-Sista in the Brotherhood Video Presentation

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-month-sista-in-the-brotherhood-tickets-40214515699

    The University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) will hosting a Black History Month event on Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Entitled Pioneering a Living Legacy: Shaping Our Vision for Diversity and Inclusion in the Labor Movement. At the White Stag Building 70 N.W. Couch St., in Portland, Oregon.

    Pioneering a Living Legacy: Shaping Our Vision for Diversity and Inclusion in the Labor Movement will feature two prominent African American women local leaders, a labor leader who transformed a male dominated industry as a license electrician journeywoman. The second a scholar on feminism, and tradeswomen struggle for equity and inclusion in the building and construction industry. A lively facilitated discussion will follow the presentations and the short film, Sista in the Brotherhood.

    Donna Hammond joined the IBEW local 48 in 1978 as a pioneering tradeswoman in Portland Oregon; she endured both racial and gender institutional barriers in the labor movement, but transformed the barriers into building blocks. She succeeded against the odds and became a union negotiator fighting for equity diversity, and inclusion in the labor movement and workplace through collective bargaining. Donna’s personal life story is significant for students and anyone interested in a career in the skilled trades, and most importantly lessons for the future demographics of the workforce and labor movement.

    Dr. Roberta Hunte teaches Black Studies and Women Gender, and Sexuality studies at Portland State University. The evening program will feature Dr. Hunte’s short film, “Sista in the Brotherhood” which highlights the experience of women struggling in a male dominated industry for equitable terms and conditions of employment in the building and construction industry. Her content includes reproductive justice, inequality, feminism, and the African American experience. The panelists will also discuss the benefits of a skilled trades and pre apprenticeship programs leading individuals to a rewarding career as a tradesperson.

    The events are free and open to the public, and free food will be served. For more information, call Sherman Henry at 503-412-3722. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-month-sista-in-the-brotherhood-tickets-40214515699

  • Saturday
    Oct 21 2017
    Women in Prison Conference 2017 (Oregon Justice Resource Center)
    University of Oregon in Portland, 70 NW Couch

    Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

    Our Women in Prison Conference takes place each year in Portland. It presents issues of justice-involved women in Oregon, provides attendees with a deeper understanding of legal aspects of the criminal justice system, and enriches the collective knowledge base for future reforms for a more gender-responsive criminal justice system. This event has consistently sold out over the years. Our attendees are social service providers, lawyers, formerly incarcerated individuals, state and local decision-makers, and community members.


    We know that a significant number of women in our prison, jails, and under supervision have been victims of domestic violence and that those experiences contributed to their criminal activity. This year, we will focus on further exploring issues of women criminal defendants in this context. Some of the questions we will discuss:

    • What is domestic violence?
    • How does domestic violence contribute to women victims becoming criminal defendants?
    • How is domestic violence accounted for in a woman's criminal defense and in her sentence?
    • What are some ideas for reforms to create a more just system for victims of domestic violence who become justice-involved?


    There are three ticket options for the conference. All tickets include breakfast and lunch on both days as well as hors d'oeuvres at the networking reception on Saturday.

    General admission tickets are being sold on a sliding scale: you choose whether to pay $45, $55, or $65.

    Registration is free for formerly incarcerated people. Information about your status will only be used for registration purposes.

    Oregon attorneys may receive 12.25 Access to Justice credits for attending the conference. The fee for CLE registration (which includes all materials) is $99.

    Oregon Justice Resource Center
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities.

  • Thursday
    Sep 14 2017
    Strongly Worded with Shaun King

    Join us September 14th in Portland for An Evening with Shaun King. Shaun is a journalist, activist and humanitarian who has become recognized nationally for his advocacy for civil rights causes including the unapologetically communist #BlackLivesMatter movement.

    He is the New York Daily News' Senior Justice Writer as well as a commentator for The Young Turks, a web-based news and comment show.

    Shaun has developed a substantial following on social media, helping to lead conversations around social justice, race and human dignity. Follow him at Shaun King to learn more.

    Shaun's contribution to the conversation around race and justice makes him the ideal special guest for our benefit. Money raised from this event will support our work to provide vital legal services to currently and formerly incarcerated Oregonians and to advance the cause of lasting criminal justice reform in Oregon.

    Reception with Shaun King (limited space) 6 pm - 7pm An Evening with Shaun King 7 pm - 8:30 pm.


    Oregon Justice Resource Center The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities.

  • Wednesday
    May 17 2017
    McMath preservation award to honor Oregon Black Pioneers

    The George McMath Historic Preservation Award honors significant contributions to historic preservation in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Black Pioneers, the state’s premier organization dedicated to illuminating African Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history, is the 2017 recipient of the George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

    Please join alumni, preservation professionals, students, and friends at a luncheon honoring the Oregon Black Pioneers.

    Location Information: Event Room, White Stag Block University of Oregon in Portland