Black History Month events with LERC

February is Black History Month, and our friends at the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) are hosting three FREE events, in Portland and Eugene, to celebrate and honor the occasion. We hope to see you – to RSVP, just click the name of the events below, which will take you to each session’s specific registration page:

Thursday, February 8th, 6:00 – 8:30pm: “Pioneering a Living Legacy: Shaping Our Vision for Diversity and Inclusion in the Labor Movement.”
White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St, Portland

The event “will feature two prominent African American women local leaders, a labor leader who transformed a male dominated industry as a license electrician journeywoman. The second a scholar on feminism, and tradeswomen struggle for equity and inclusion in the building and construction industry. A lively facilitated discussion will follow the presentations and the short film, ‘Sista in the Brotherhood.'”

Tuesday, February 20th, 6:00 – 8:30pm: “Race and Labor: Building a More Just Economy
White Stage Building, 70 NW Couch St.


Wednesday, February 21st, 4:00 – 6:00pm: “Race and Labor: Building a More Just Economy
University of Oregon Eugene Campus, Straub Hall, room 145

LERC is “featuring a long time civil and labor rights activist that has challenged movement leadership and systemic structure to welcome more transparency in building a culture of inclusion, and grassroots empowerment. We will explore the components of reinvigorating the labor movement as a global movement for social and economic equity for workers, students and global community preparing for the 22 century.”