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Webcast: Race: Myths and Reality
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When: Tuesday, December 31
11:00 a.m.
Where: Webcast Only
Contact: Larry Schultz

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4.0 CLE credits applied for this program.

Presented by the Oregon State Bar Association.

Ask ten people to define race or name "the races," and it is likely there will be ten different answers. What is this thing called race? Many of our common assumptions about race—e.g., that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines—have been established by science as wrong. If race is a biological myth, where did the idea come from?

Demystify the concept of race by viewing "The Story We Tell" and "The House We Live In," two parts of the powerful three-part documentary, Race—The Power of an Illusion. Afterward, a facilitated discussion will look at the issues raised in the documentary, including why we still struggle with the concept of race today.


  • John M. Haroldson, Benton County District Attorney’s Office, Corvallis.
  • Mariann Hyland, Diversity and Inclusion Department, Oregon State Bar, Tigard.
  • Kasia E. Rutledge, Metropolitan Public Defender Services Inc., Portland. 


This program is online only.  Registrations must be done through InReach.

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