Fair Housing Council Tour (Session in the Field)

  • September 11, 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Portland, OR
  • 42

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"Fasten your seatbelts - it’s been a bumpy ride." -- Hosted by Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Oregon was once the most discriminatory state north of the Mason-Dixon Line, a cruel history that has been forgotten by many. Until 1926, it was illegal for African Americans to live in Oregon, which was home to more than 70,000 Ku Klux Klan members, and "Sundown laws" prevented Asians and African Americans from even staying overnight in many cities. This guided tour shines a light on Oregon’s past discrimination and honors its victims, tracing the ghosts of lost ethnic communities, forgotten hate crimes, Klan rallies, and communities that were rounded up and exiled based on their ethnic origins. 

The 3-hour program takes place in a comfortable, charter bus featuring historic first-hand accounts by local experts. The charter bus has a lift and is accessible for people using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Tour begins at Lloyd Center Double Tree and ends at Stanford’s Restaurant (near conference hotel). Click here for more information about the Tour or Fair Housing Council of Oregon. For more information contact Arwen Bird at arwen@wovenstrategies.com (Maximum 50 people)

Optional Dinner and Discussion: Join us for dinner after the tour at Stanford’s Restaurant (near conference hotel) for continued conversation with fellow tour attendees. The restaurant is also an accessible site for people using mobility devices. Please RSVP to Arwen Bird at arwen@wovenstrategies.com if you would like to dine with the group, so that we can make the reservation! 


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