Black Lives Matter

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.

   

Eugene Police

Friday night in Eugene, a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd turned destructive. Within hours of the vandalism of a business complex at 7th and Washington, several local groups reached out to help. 

 

 


EPD

It remains unknown which individuals created a bonfire in a traffic intersection and trashed a business complex in Eugene Friday night.  As KLCC's Brian Bull reports, the riot grew out of a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

 

On Sunday, at least 7,000 people rallied in Eugene to protest the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. The protest also comes after other incidents that have gained national attention—including the death of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, as well as a confrontation videotaped by Christian Cooper

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

 

After the death of George Floyd, protests have erupted across the nation in response to racism and police brutality. In Eugene, an estimated crowd of 7,000-10,000 people peacefully came together on Sunday to promote equality. 

Diane Dietz

Last week's violent shootings in Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota have provoked strong emotions nationwide. Here, in Eugene, a community reacted.

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.

Kyra Buckley

In Eugene Monday hundreds gathered to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event, hosted by the NAACP, began at Autzen Stadium and traveled to downtown Eugene.  

University of Oregon

Last month black students at the University of Oregon met with President Schill to discuss challenges African-Americans face on campus. After that meeting, the Black Student Task Force published a list of demands addressed to UO’s administration.

A conversation with Dr. James Braxton Peterson, who will give the UO’s annual Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on Thursday, October 22nd, entitled “A Song, A Slogan and a Service: Dispatches from the Movement for Black Lives.” It begins a year-long focus on themes of justice by the Oregon Humanities Center. Dr Peterson hosts “The Remix” podcast on WHYY in Philadelphia, and is an MSNBC commentator. He also founded Hip Hop Scholars, Inc., and is Director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University. 

The Embodiment Project Presents "Chalk Outlines"

Aug 27, 2015

“Chalk Outlines” is a performance piece by the Embodiment Project in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, which will be performed on the Hult Center Plaza in Eugene on Thursday, August 27th at 5:30 p.m. Eric Alan speaks with artistic director Nicole Klaymoon and musical director Valerie Troutt.

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