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Pacific University's Student Multicultural Center is proud to partner with the Forest Grove Public Library for two thought-provoking live-streamed programs commemorating Black History Month February 2021.

What can the 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. teach us about issues of race and equality in 2021? Join this live-streamed program with Nicholas Buccola, author of The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America, in conversation with Dr. Paul Snell, assistant professor in politics and government at Pacific University.

The program will be live-streamed to Forest Grove Library's Facebook page and YouTube channel starting at 6:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

This program is made possible with support from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Pacific University and the Forest Grove Public Library are also proud to present the online discussion Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History with Walidah Imarisha, director of the Center for Black Studies at Portland State University 6:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 23.

Contact Us

Jean Garcia-Chitwood |Director of the Student Multicultural Center
jean.garcia@pacificu.edu