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Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement ti the present #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature. 

Guest Speaker:

 

Erious Johnson, Chief Legislative Policy Director for Representative Janelle Bynum

Erious Johnson is also the former Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Attorney General, the first in Oregon’s history.  He also has a solo law practice, Harmon Johnson LLC, specializing in civil rights violations, housing and employment discrimination, and wage theft.  He is also a seasoned trainer and lecturer, having given trainings on diversity and inclusion to Oregon State employees and lectured students, lawyers and social activists on, among other things, Slavery, Capitalism and Citizenship.  Before moving to Oregon, he practiced employment law in New York for Sullivan & Cromwell LLC and tried high-exposure tort cases for the New York City Law Department.  Erious also clerked for a New York State Supreme Court Justice.  He graduated from Howard University School of Law School with honors.


Cal Henry, President of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs

Calvin Henry received his Bachelor’s degree from Wiley College (Marshall, Texas); master’s and doctorate from Oregon State University. He served as a captain in the Air Force and Oregon Air National Guard.

Cal has been involved in political activism and race relations in Oregon since he came to Oregon State University in 1969.

Henry helped start the Corvallis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was its first President. He also helped to start the NAACP branches in Salem and Eugene

He has worked with numerous agencies, public and private, on issues such as affirmative action, education, social justice and legislative action. He received the NAACP national chapter’s “History Maker” Award in 2015.

He is currently the President of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA), whose purpose is to improve the political, educational, social, legal, and economic status of Blacks in Oregon

Lives in Corvallis, with his wife Muriel