October 20th Symposium: After Resegregation: Imagining Alternative Racial Futurities in Education

After Resegregation

November 10th, OSB Diversity Section Annual Meeting

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Diversity Section of the Oregon State Bar, you are notified that the Section’s annual business meeting will be held on

November 10, 2015 at 12:15 PM at
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
1211 SW 5th Ave Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97204

The Section is now offering complimentary membership for judges-staff, new admittees and law students. Enrollment applications can be found on the Bar’s forms website at Please note that 2015 Section enrollment will end as of October 31, 2015. New admittees admitted after October 1, 2015 can instead enroll for 2016 for a full year’s complimentary membership.

At this meeting, the Section will vote on the following proposed slate of officers and members-at-large for its 2016 Executive Committee:

Chair:                       Yesenia Gutierrez
Chair-Elect:            Jonathan Patterson
Past-Chair:             Hon. Julia Philbrook
Secretary:              Carlos Rasch
Treasurer:              Jessie Young

Members-At-Large (Terms Ending 12/31/17)
Janna Beth Kim
Rima Ghandour
Claudia Groberg
Daniel Santos
Gabriela Sanchez

Members-At-Large Continuing (Terms Ending 12/31/16)
Randy L. Arthur
Thomas S. Brennan
Audrey B. Hirsch
Megan I. Livermore
Shannon L. Richard

Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

November 11th and 12th: Black Lives Matter talks in Portland and Eugene
CLE Available



Black Lives Matter: Race and Justice Across America
Featuring Charles Ogletree,
Harvard Law



Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland

Thursday, November 12, 12-1 p.m.
Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center, Eugene

Both events are free and open to the public, registration is required. One CLE credit is available with registration.

Charles Ogletree is a professor of law at Harvard Law School and the founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. A legal theorist with an international reputation for his work in securing equal rights for all, Ogletree has written extensively on race and justice, his most recent book being Punishment in Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2015), which he co-edited with Austin Sarat.

Among his many honors and awards, Ogletree has been named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans every year since 2006. Ogletree was the Wayne Morse Chair in 2001-02 as part of the theme on Race and Criminal Justice. This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s Public Affairs Speaker Series.

Please click here for more information.