BLACK BAG: Black Portland - Featuring Charlotte Rutherford & Cris Paschild
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:30pm

Black Bag Speaker Series logoBlack Portland

DATE:  February 26, 2019
TIME:  12:00 - 1:30pm
LOCATION:  Millar Library, 160

Black Portland will feature long-time Portland resident and Black Studies alum, Charlotte Rutherford and head of PSU's Special Collections and University Archivist, Cris Paschild.  Charlotte Rutherford donated her parents’ collection of newspapers, programs, etc. that make up the Verdell and Otto G. Rutherford Collection.  They will be giving presentations on Portland's Black population through personal recollections and Rutherford Collection housed in PSU's Library.  We encourage anyone interested in learning about this valuable collection and hearing about the changes in Northeast Portland to attend.



About the 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 former Oregon Senator Avel Gordly, Joann Hardesty from Oregon Action, and Dr. Joy Leary from PSU.  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 - to name but a few.