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Ashland Culture of Peace Commission Community Building Campaign

March 12, 2021
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The Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC) has invited the Black community participate in their campaign, Community Building through Cultural Literacy. They are producing a series of articles that will be featured in the Ashland Tidings, introducing members of the BIPOC community to the Ashland community at large. The ACPC believes that relationship building is…

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An Interview with Southern Oregon University’s Equity Coordinator for Racial Justice: Forgetting and Forgiving Black Lives Matter Defacing in Ashland

November 22, 2020
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Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon discovered that anti-Black Lives Matter people were alive and well in its community. In order to understand more about what happened, I interviewed Marvin Woodard, an SOU employee to talk about the incident. What is your role at SOU? “I am the Equity Coordinator for Racial Justice. I…

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Southern Oregon Black Community Police Forum #1 Recap

October 25, 2020
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Southern Oregon Black Community Policing Forum Recap The October 21 Southern Oregon Black Policing Forum was hosted jointly by BASE and SOBLACC. Nearly 100 members of our community attended over Zoom to hear police chiefs Kristine Allison of Central Point, Tighe O’Meara of Ashland, and Scott Clauson of Medford, together with Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler,…

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Statement on Rogue Valley Policing Dialogue

July 23, 2020
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On Monday evening, July 13, 2020, ORD2 Indivisible organized a panel discussion titled “Policing in the Valley: Re-Imaging Police Work During a Time of Black Lives Matter.” The panel included  Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara, Medford Police Chief Scott Clauson, Central Point Police Chief Kris Allison, Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler and moderated by Senator…

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