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Panel discussion explores diversity issues at the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education desegregation decision

TITLE: "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Fifty years since Brown v. Board of Education"

WHAT:  Reed College welcomes a panel of distinguished presenters to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the landmark decision that led to the desegregation of U.S. schools.


Oregon State Senator Avel Gordly (Senate District 23), the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate and who represents Reed's district;

Peggy Nagae, who worked at a law practice that focused on civil rights and who remains very involved in civil rights consulting work;

Bettie Sing Luke, a multicultural/equity specialist who has been involved with diversity training for 30 years and has presented multicultural education/cultural competency trainings across the United States.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2

LOCATION: Vollum lecture hall, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland

COST: The panel discussion is free and open to the public

CONTACT: For more information, the public is asked to call the Reed events hotline
at 503/777-7755 or visit the Reed events website.

The panel discussion is sponsored by Reed College's multicultural resource center (MRC), for all members of the Reed community interested in exploring multicultural issues, providing both educational opportunities and supports activism related to social justice and human diversity.

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