By Mary Owen
If you have questions, there are places to go to get answers and share in the conversations about what is taking place your community, state and country.
The first stop in your information gathering journey could be a facilitated discussion called, Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at the Stayton Public Library.
While census data shows Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists the state is one of the whitest states in the nation. The discussion will explore what systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many Oregonians strive for, and actions that allow people to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon.