Last year, the Black Lives Matter movement dominated headlines and the streets, as activists rallied against police brutality and white supremacy. Now an exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene shows how more than 20 regional artists interpret the Black Lives Matter movement today.
The Black Lives Matter movement remains a powerful voice for social justice and racial equity across America, including here in Oregon. A new exhibit opens this month in Eugene, with select artists sharing interpretations of what the movement means to them.
ByElizabeth Gabriel & TATIANA PARAFINIUK-TALESNICK & JORDYN BROWN•Jun 21, 2021
Government officials and organizations across the country passed resolutions in response to Black Lives Matter protests last year. They said they would better support Black community members. However, not everyone is impressed with local efforts to help Oregonians of color.
ByElizabeth Gabriel & Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick & Jordyn Brown•May 25, 2021
Four days after George Floyd’s murder last May, Lane County residents of all backgrounds took their anger and sadness to the street to fight injustice, apathy and, sometimes, their own feelings of hopelessness — and continued to do so nearly every day for weeks through a summer of action.
The City of Springfield released a report Thursday detailing the findings of an investigation into the city police department’s use of force. The document includes a number of recommendations for the Springfield Police Department, but it ultimately concludes most of the officer’s actions were not considered excessive uses of force during the Jul. 29 protest in Thurston.
The Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Springfield, its police chief, and 28 officers on Monday in regards to a Black Lives Matter protest last year.
The Eugene Civil Liberties Defense Center filed an amended federal lawsuit against the city of Eugene and its police department this week. The filing names several officers whom they claim violated the rights of individuals during last year’s May 31st protest.
This year has been unlike any other year in recent history. Full of challenges, grief and hard truths. As we head into 2021, KLCC’s Melorie Begay checked in with a few people around Eugene and asked them about their year.
Eugene’s Civilian Review Board (CRB) discussed a community impact case Tuesday involving the investigation into the Police Department’s use of force during protests in May. The board agreed with most of EPD’s adjudication.
The City of Springfield held a virtual public forum Thursday evening for community members to share their experience at a Black Lives Matter protest in late July. Most participants spoke against the Springfield Police Department's actions.
The City of Springfield is holding a virtual public forum Thursday evening for community members to share their experience at a Black Lives Matter protest in the Thurston neighborhood last July. The information is part of an external investigation into the city police department’s use of force during the protest.
The Oregon Department of Education approved the temporary All Students Belong rule in September to ban hate symbols in schools. The Eugene 4J school district is scheduled to vote on the policy during their Dec. 2 board meeting.
On June 24, the board approved a resolution to modify the district’s student safety model, with the goal of “correcting practices and policies that perpetuate opportunity and achievement gaps and institutional racism.”
The City of Springfield has identified the investigator who will look into the local police department’s use of force during a protest in Thurston in late July. Use of force expert Rick Braziel will lead an investigation and review into the events of July 29.
Black Unity held a protest Wednesday night for the Anniversary of the Elaine Massacre. This was one of the BLM group’s first events in Springfield since some of their members were assaulted by Springfield Police officers and counter-protesters in late July.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy was created by the Eugene City Council earlier this year in response to Black Lives Matter protesters who advocated for police reform. The group will review current police policies and make recommendations to the City Council for changes and improvements.