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The University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History exhibit “Racing to Change”, is now available online. The all virtual format is a first for the museum. 

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At least 300 people joined a march in Eugene in solidarity with the 2020 March on Washington on Friday. The event joined similar marches across the country, all of which were held to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington.

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Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta holds a celebration of life for Rep. John Lewis, who died at 80.

Transgender Advocacy Group to Host Civil Rights Protest

Jun 25, 2020

Local transgender advocacy group TransPonder plans a civil rights protest this Saturday in downtown Eugene. The event is designed to acknowledge injustices faced by LGBTQ and BIPOC communities.

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In Eugene, over 300 hundred marchers came out to honor the legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. this morning.  The event centered on youth and the responsibility to carry on Dr. King’s teachings.

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KLCC's Angela Kellner sat down with Eric K. Ward last Friday when he was in Eugene for two speaking engagements at Temple Beth Israel. A rise in hate crimes in Oregon doesn't surprise this civil rights strategist but he says they don't happen in a vacuum. And he has a message for liberals and the younger generation.

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A coalition of labor, community, and health groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to ensure residents’ basic rights and opportunities are protected under the Trump administration.

Community Alliance of Lane County presents a dramatic reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech A Time to Break Silence on Sunday, April 12th at First Christian Church in Eugene. Carol Horne Dennis and Marion Malcolm give an excerpt of the speech, and talk about its continued relevance in 2015.   

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A Eugene convenience store violated the civil rights of a disabled customer when it refused to allow a woman entrance with her service animal. That is today's (Monday) ruling from BOLI--The Bureau of Labor and Industries.  

BOLI has found that Duck Stop Market, a small shop on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene, was in violation of the law for repeatedly denying entry to a customer with a service animal.

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College students and business leaders joined Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Friday in calling on congress to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. On Thursday the senate passed the Employment Anti-Discrimination Act.  It passed by a 2-to-1 margin with 10 Republicans joining Democrats. Senator Merkley helped pass Oregon's workplace protection law in 2007 when he was speaker of the Oregon House. He says not all states offer the same employment protections for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or trans-gendered.