Wednesday, February 12, 2014

White Out? A Conversation at the Tualatin Library About the Future of Racial Diversity

Join Willamette University professor Emily Drew and the Tualatin Library for a conversation about the future of racial diversity in Oregon.  The conversation will take place on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30pm.

Racial diversity is increasing in Oregon, and Oregonians value what that brings to our lives, yet we are still isolated from one another.  Emily will talk about the challenges in creating racially diverse, inclusive communities.  What does this mean, what does it require, and how might we prepare to embrace the opportunity?

Emily M. Drew is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Willamette University. 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 sponsored by Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust, in partnership with the Tualatin Historical Society.

Contact the Tualatin Public Library for more information about this program.