Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discussDear White People, an independent first feature written and directed by Justin Simien; funded in part via Indiegogo, it has been a big hit at Sundance and with critics. It's currently playing in Portland at Cinema 21. Dear White People centers around the lives of four Black students at the a fictional Ivy League university. Sam (played by Tessa Thompson) runs the controversial campus radio show ‘Dear White People’ which has been accused by the administration of stirring racial tensions around the school. 15:20 minutes (7.02 MB)
A dozen students in Colorado were kicked out of a local school board meeting for protesting what they are calling the censorship of history. The conservative school board in Jefferson County Colorado had been considering a measure that would limit history classes, including Advanced Placement History in high schools, from learning about certain parts of U-S history.
The school board stated that all books and materials in the classroom should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.
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Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon uses archival materials, documentary footage and interviews with community members, activists and organizers to uncover Portland’s unique history of policing and race relations, emphasizing its rich history of resistance from the late 1960s to the present.
Morpheus Youth Project is a project that began in 2010 by Carlos Chavez and Phil Stockton at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. Carlos and Phil began to conduct workshops in radio journalism and improvisational theater as volunteers under the supervision of the University of Hope Partnership Program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, OR.