Black History Month 2018

The University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center presents two Black History Month Events

Pioneering a Living Legacy: Shaping Our Vision for Diversity and Inclusion in the Labor Movement.

February 8, 2018    6pm to 8:30pm
UO Portland
White Stag Building room 140
70 NW Couch Street

Join us for a special viewing of the documentary film:
“Sista in the Brotherhood” followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Roberta Hunte and Donna Hammond, IBEW 48


Dr. Roberta Hunte


Donna Hammond

Dr. Hunte will provide insight from her research on women in the trades and Donna Hammond will give an oral history of her role in the trades as a member of IBEW and woman of color who has been in the labor movement for 40 years.

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Race and Labor: Building a More Just Economy

February 20, 2018 • 6 pm to 8:30 pm
UO Portland
White Stag Building room 142/144
70 NW Couch Street

February 21, 2018 • 4 pm to 6 pm
UO Campus Eugene
Straub Hall room 145

America is suffering through a crisis of economic inequity, and a crisis of racial inequity. But how do these things go together? And how can we build a movement that addresses both these urgent problems? Come hear from Bill Fletcher, Jr., one of the country’s most prominent theorists and leaders in the struggle for economic justice.

Bill Fletcher, Jr.  has been at the forefront of both the labor and anti-racist movements for four decades. Fletcher has served as Education Director for the national AFL-CIO and as senior staff for a number of national labor unions.  He has also served as president of TransAfrica Forum, as Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, and as an editorial board member of  He is author or co-author of multiple books, including Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice (University of California press, 2009).

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For more information please contact Sherman Henry at 503-412-3722. 

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