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Equity Council presents: Institutional Racism - July 7, 2010

Tomorrow at noon, the City of Portland's Equity Council will present "Institutional Racism," a workshop facilitated by PSU Professor Jack C. Straton.

 

Straton, a nationally-known leader in race and gender issues, will guide participants beyond the idea that racism equals interpersonal injustice to an understanding of the institutional forces at work. An understanding of institutional racism is key to understanding why people of color in our community do not experience a culture free from racism.

 

Join us in the Auditorium of the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th, from noon to 1:00 pm. For more information on this and other work of the Equity Council, call Ruth Lane at (503) 823-5001.