Photo of Walidah Imarisha

Pacific University's Student Multicultural Center, along with The Libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is proud to host an online event with the Forest Grove Public Library for Black History Month, February 2021. 

Oregon has a history of Black exclusion and discrimination, but it has also played host to a vibrant Black culture that helped sustain many communities throughout the state — a history that is not taught in schools.

Join the online presentation Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History with educator, writer, public scholar, and poet Walidah Imarisha, who'll guide us through a timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power across the state and around the nation.

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, February 23.

Contact Us

Jean Garcia-Chitwood |Director of the Student Multicultural Center