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BST 410: Food Justice

BST 410: Food Justice
Learn about food traditions and study contemporary issues around agriculture.

BST 342U: Black Feminism/Womanism

BST 342U: Black Feminism/Womanism
Explore the historical evolution of black feminist theory.

Winter 2017

February 13, 2017 - 12:00-1:45pm
Film Screening with Q & A with wrtier/director Curtis Chin
Smith Memorial Student Union 338
This documentary follows a diversegroup of students hoping to ace a single admissions test; exploring important issues such as equal access,stereotypes, affirmative action, and the model minority myth.


Monday, February 20th - 5:00-7:00pm
Black History Month - Film Screening of "13th"
Smith Memorial Student Union 355
Free & open to the public 

This event sponsored by the Department of Black Studies and Black Cultural Affairs Board (BCAB)

Refreshments served


Wednesday, February 22nd - 12:00-1:30pm
​Black Bag Speaker Series - Women's panel - NAACP Portland Presidient Jo Ann Hardesty, Judge Adrienne Nelson, Ebony Oldham, PSU graduate student and Black Lives Matter activist, and Renee Mitchell, educator, author, and playwright.
Parson's Gallery 



Monday, March 2nd - 12:00-1:30pm
Black Bag Speaker Series - Women's history month with Sarah Haley and her book No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (2016 University of North Carolina Press). See the link to her book here for a detailed description:

Smith Memorial Student Union 338
Free & open to the public


tudies Faculty Media Interviews:

    •         Click here to see Dr. Shirley A. Jackson in the Portland Observer's "Alarmed by Trump: Professor Sees Parallels to the Era of Martin Luther King Jr, January 10, 2017.
    •         Click here to see Dr. Winston Grady-Willis on KPTV-Channel 12 News in a segment on campus protests - November 16, 2016
    •        Click here to see Dr. Shirley A. Jackson on WATU-Channel 2 News in a segment on race relations - July 8, 2016 
    •          Click here to view Atlantic article that cites Dr. Darrell Millner and former adjunct Professor Walidah Imarisha. 


Department Highlights



Join an interdisciplinary panel of scholars, teachers, and researchers in Black Studies as they discuss the debates regarding Black Lives Matter.

Special Activities
On November 4, 2016, join us for a special presentation of "Hands Up!". More information to follow.

Town & Gown Film Festival

The Cascade Festival of African Films returns to Portland February 3-March 4, 2017.




Department Mailing Address:
Portland State University
Black Studies - Liberal Arts & Sciences (BST)
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207