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White Out? The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon

Date/Time: Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:30pm

White Out? The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon

Although 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. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?

Emily M. Drew is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. Her primary areas of research involve understanding how race and racism operate inside of social institutions.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust, in partnership with the Tualatin Historical Society.


Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue
Tualatin, OR 97062
United States
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