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NEWS BRIEFS

Breaking Bread Breaking Barriers, Feb. 26

Monthly dinner aims to build relationships between communities of color and police ...

Local Group Researches African American Ancestry

This Genealogical Forum of Oregon special interest group holds monthly meetings ...

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Painting President Obama's Portrait Was Life-Changing

Artist Kehinde Wiley represented the president's life using color, composition and flowers ...

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynnette Monroe on how her grandparents taught her to love herself ...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The Skanner News

historic filmVANCOUVER, Wash. - The Washington State University Vancouver History Club will show a series of films that focus on the history of minorities. The series, titled "Unheard Voices," will be held 7 - 9 p.m. April 9 - 11 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129/130 and is free and open to the public. 


One film will be shown per evening. At the conclusion of each film, there will be a short discussion led by a faculty member and/or member of the History Club Executive Committee about the topics covered in the film and how they relate to the Pacific Northwest. Light refreshments will be provided.

April 9
"Family Gathering" explores three generations of a Japanese-American family, the Yasuis, from immigration through internment during World War II.

April 10
"Harvest of Loneliness" documents trends in Mexican labor immigration from 1942 to 1964. The bracero program, which offered incentives for migrant farm laborers, may have inspired today's immigration debates.

April 11
"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" deals with the interplay of the personal and the political through the story of Bayard Rustin, a freedom rider and an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin's homosexuality forced him into the background of history.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205 and is accessible via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay Lot for $1.50 after 5 p.m. Parking is free after 7 p.m.

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