Remembering Mulugeta Seraw: Portland's Legacy of Racism and Combating White Supremacy

With a presentation by Walidah Imarisha, Educator, writer, organizer, and spoken-word artist, Portland State University.

A Century of Oregon History

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

  • Monday, November 4
  • 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. presentation |
  • Free |
  • Minor with parent or guardian

Remembering Mulugeta Seraw: Portland's Legacy of Racism and Combating White Supremacy

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Panelists include:
Elinor Langer, Journalist and author of A Hundred Little Hitlers: the Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America.
Kelley Weigel, Executive Director, Western States Center

The program includes a presentation by Walidah Imarisha, educator, writer, organizer, and spokenword artist, Portland State University

November 12, 2013, will mark the 25th anniversary of the killing of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw by white supremacist Kenneth Mieske. This History Night will examine racial history in Oregon, recap the events that occurred in 1988, and discuss racial discrimination in Portland today.

A Century of Oregon History

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A Century of Oregon History:
Exploring the Untold History of Portland from One Hundred, Fifty, and Twenty-Five Years Ago

Oregon Council of Teachers of English will explore historical events and issues that Oregonians struggle with today, including racial discrimination, political corruption, and gay rights, through programs presented by humanities experts. A panel of community experts will help guide discussions with audience members and provide feedback on the issues examined in the programs. The programs help audience members understand past events and how we might approach these issues in the future.

Oregon Council of Teachers:
http://www.octe.org/

Oregon Humanities:
http://oregonhumanities.org/

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

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The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.

Oregon Encyclopedia website:
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/