The University of Oregon Center for the Study of Women in Society presents "Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History," a public lecture on black history in Oregonwith with Walidah Imarisha. Imarisha describes herself as an historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, and rebel by reason. She is the winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption.
Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. She spent six years with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project as a public scholar facilitating programs across Oregon about Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop.
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