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Black Bag Speaker Series

In an effort to develop a forum for people and organizations doing work that addresses issues related to the community of Black people in Portland, the Black bag Speaker Series began in October of 2006.  We have featured many key people and organizations speaking on important issues in Portland including but not limited to Oregon Senator Avel Gordly, Joann Bowman from Oregon Action, Doctor Joy Leary from Portland State University.  Our series has focused on the following issues:  race and sustainability; slavery; police violence; segregation and gentrification; education; the Black Panthers; AIDS and health in Portland, Oregon to name a few.  Lunch is provided at this event.