Oregon has a long history of racism that continues to influence the state today. While we often look at how the state’s racist history affects policies and institutions, we talk less about how it affects people’s personal understanding of racism and racist experiences. Join facilitator Tai Harden-Moore in a conversation that asks, What does Oregon’s racist past mean for Oregonians? How does the state’s history affect how bias shows up for individuals? This conversation will also look at how we can identify our own racial biases and work toward concrete ways to move forward as individuals and community.
Tai Harden-Moore | Newberg
Tai Harden-Moore is dedicated to being a voice for underserved communities. While earning her Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law, Tai served as the Lieutenant Governor for Non-Traditional Students for the American Bar Association Law Student Division, which afforded her the opportunity to work with and be an advocate for underserved student populations, particularly students of color, women, LGBTQ students, and part-time law students in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. Since graduating from law school, Tai has demonstrated her commitment to social and economic justice and to racial equity. From her service on local nonprofit boards to articles published by the Skanner News, Black Commentator, African American Times, and Huffington Post, Tai has chosen to use her voice to effect change in our community.