Oregon History of Racism & Justice presentation

The City of Philomath's Inclusivity Committee invites the community to a presentation by the Oregon Historical Society.

Understanding how both racism and justice are at the heart of Oregon’s history are crucial to our ability to build a better future. In this presentation, OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk and OHQ Editor Eliza Canty-Jones offer an overview of this importance of these subjects and invite attendees to access OHS resources for more learning. 

In December 2019, the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) published a special issue of its 120-year-old journal, the Oregon Historical Quarterly, on the subject of “White Supremacy & Resistance.” The issue offers an in-depth view of the ways Oregon history has been shaped by White supremacist ideology and policies — and resistance to those frameworks — for almost two centuries. The special issue joins many other OHS projects that engage Oregonians in the complex and diverse history of our state.   For additional resources, see this OHS blog post: https://ohs.org/blog/history-is-who-we-are-and-why-we-are-the-way-we-are.cfm.

Join us via the City’s Facebook page at https:\\www.facebook.com\cityofphilomath for a live stream event. This  is a public Facebook page and does not require a Facebook account to view the live stream. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact City Hall at 541-929-6148 for other opportunities to join us.