OCBA partnered with the Oregon Dept of Education's School Discipline Advisory Committee and the Governor's Office of Diversity & Inclusion on a joint law externship on racial disparity in student discipline law in Oregon. View Willamette University College of Law extern Jacqueline Leung's presentation here.
Read Ms. Leung's final white paper on racial disparity.
February is African American History Month - read the 2014 Proclamation
Governor's proclamation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington DC
OCBA Chair James I. Manning, Jr., marched on behalf of the four Oregon Advocacy Commissions
OCBA's 2012 Report to Legislators
Hear the Podcast from City Club's Friday Forum with the Joint Chairs of the Oregon Advocacy Commissions
Governor Kitzhaber signs 2013 Proclamation for African American History Month. See photos from the event
OCBA partnered with Urban League for the Our Voices United Legislative Action Day, February 19, 2013, in Salem.
Wes Garcia, Willamette University College of Law student recently completed his internship with the Oregon Advocacy Commissions.
This internship was created in a joint venture by the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA), Oregon Commission on Black Affairs (OCBA), Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OCAPIA), the Oregon Department of Justice, Oregon Advocacy Commission, and supervised by Professor Carrasco at Willamette. The purpose of this position was to look at Oregon hate crime laws and compare them to other states’ laws and federal statues for possible improvements.