Shelaswau Bushnell Crier to give keynote at King observance

January 2019 Posted in Community, Food & Drink

Shelaswau Bushnell Crier will give the keynote address following a community potluck in celebration of Dr, Martin Luther King Day at the Silverton Grange on Monday, Jan. 21.

Co-sponsored by Silverton People For Peace and the Silverton Grange, the event is open to all. Doors open 5:30 p.m., potluck at 6, S201 S. Division, off of S. Water.

Lawyer, former law professor and middle school math teacher, and community activist, Crier has always been passionate about education. That passion took her to Rice University and to Yale Law School. At Yale, Crier says, the students were more about “How can we change the world?” Crier serves as vice-president of the Salem-Keizer NCAAP, and on state advisory committees.

A consultant to the Oregon Department of Education and a police academy legal instructor, Crier remains passionate about quality and meaningful education, emphasizing that what and how students learn is more important than just test results.

She spoke at The Peaceful Gathering of Women in December 2016, and at the first Salem Women’s March in January 2017. She will speak again at the 2019 Salem Women’s March, Jan. 19.

Crier’s Keynote Address for the King Observance is “Forging Common Values for Uncommon Times.”
The observance will start with a social and a Southern-style potluck featuring some of Dr. Martin Luther King’s favorite dishes, and include sing-a-longs and readings.

For information about the event call 503-873-5307 or email

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