Local Color watch party
online, Thursday, October 15, 7pm
discussion to follow
In 1991, OPB broadcast journalist Jon Tuttle produced a documentary called “Local Color.” The film chronicles Oregon’s historical background of shocking racist and exclusionary laws against people of color. Real estate redlining continued through the 20th century.
As disturbing as Oregon’s racist history is, the state is also known for people who stood up for civil rights in the past, as well as the present, and who continue to actively work for change.
If you have not seen this documentary, it is important to know the true history of a state that is generally seen as progressive. If you have seen this film before, this is a critical time to reflect on racial justice in Oregon. A discussion will follow the showing. Click the button below to register via Eventbrite!