black activism

Brian Bull / KLCC

Local activists with Black Unity are celebrating Joe Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump, albeit with measured optimism.  The group held an event tonight to discuss the election’s outcome.

University of Oregon

After years of criticism, the University of Oregon is covering up four murals.  They’re considered dated works that promote white supremacy.

Photo provided by Trenda Lynette / Wall of Moms (Portland)

A new group is forming in Eugene that’ll show support for Portland protesters and provide protection for local activists during more confrontational events.  Wall of Moms: Eugene is already drawing up lots of interest.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Saturday afternoon, Washington Jefferson Park in Eugene was teeming with the sound of basketball games and chants for Black justice.  It was all part of the “Speak Up and Dribble” event.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A Black Unity activist suspects “pure anger” was behind a driver’s motive for striking him with his vehicle at a children’s march last month.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Friday morning, activists with Eugene BIPOC Artists Collective painted "BLACK LIVES MATTER" on the 8th Avenue side of the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse.

Brian Bull / KLCC

More than a thousand activists gathered at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza Sunday, to discuss justice reform beyond marches and rallies.

City of Eugene Livestream

In a joint press conference, the mayors of Eugene and Springfield – as well as a Lane County Commissioner – condemned police brutality and the oppression of people of color.

Jay Eads

The Black Lives Matter movement continues to push for justice reform. Spurred by George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police, activists like Isiah Wagoner are doing their part to spread awareness, and not let their message be co-opted by violent agitators outside the group.  

KLCC’s Brian Bull spoke to Wagoner about recent events here in Eugene, including last Friday’s destructive riot near the downtown.

Jeff W. Will

Eugene’s Police Chief says activists have been helping to keep the peace during recent protests of the killing of George Floyd this week.

   

Brian Bull / KLCC

Hundreds gathered Tuesday inside the Willamette Christian Center in Eugene to celebrate the life of Ed Coleman.  In his 84 years, Coleman took on many roles, including English professor, civil rights advocate, and musician...before dying January 21st from complications from influenza.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Diane Dietz

This week's shootings of two African-American men by police as well as the killing of five Dallas police officers by a sniper brought strong feelings from the Eugene community.

The Mosaic: Black Activism in Eugene

Jun 6, 2016

Recorded on: July 3, 2016

Air Date: July 6th, 2016

Speakers:

  • Tarik Richardson, UO Gilman Scholar
  • Shaniece Curry, Black Women of Achievement
  • Willie Mims, Trustee, Mims Historical Houses
  • Eric Richardson, President, NAACP of Eugene and Springfield

Coordinator:  Mary Leighton