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Electoral Politics: Where the Presidential and Portland Mayoral Candidates Stand

Date: 7:00pm PDT April 11, 2016 Location: Council Chamber

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Electoral Politics: Where the Presidential and Portland Mayoral Candidates Stand

 

Black Lives Matter has decided not to endorse any presidential candidate.  Nonetheless, individual BLM activists have supported particular presidential candidates and put pressure on all candidates to address the issues of police brutality and mass incarceration. 

This panel invites local BLM activists and political scientists to evaluate the records of the presidential and Portland mayoral candidates on issues of concern to BLM. Black Lives Matter recognizes that the struggle for black freedom and justice must continue beyond this electoral cycle, and yet Portland’s next mayor and the country’s next president will set the stage for the possibility of change or more of the same.

 

    • Ben Gaskins, L&C Assistant Professor of Political Science 
    • Alyssa Pagan, PSU student and BLM activist
    • Teressa Raiford, Don’t Shoot Portland leader
    • Moderator, Elliott Young, Director of Ethnic Studies

 Where do the candidates stand on racial justice issues? Click here for an overview.

Join us for the fourth and last Black Lives Matter forum of the academic year sponsored by Ethnic Studies.Please click here for more information on previous BLM forums.
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