Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Past, Present and Future

Monday, October 6, 2014

Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom (3rd Floor, Rm. 355) 1825 SW Broadway

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, Portland State University hosts a program open to the public remembering Oregon’s own civil rights legacy and honoring the organizations and individuals leading the fight for equal justice and access . . . for all.

Program begins at 12:30 p.m. with welcome from Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. At 2:00 p.m., Oregon’s Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian delivers Oregon’s Civil Rights Report Card.

Awards Reception
5:30 p.m. to 7:30
(Ticket Required)
http://bit.ly/50thPDX

Keynote address by
Robin Morris Collins, Willamette University College of Law
Norma J. Paulus Professor of Law; Director of the Certificate Program in Sustainability Law

Award Reception Honorees

Group Award
1953 Public Accommodations Act Champions
Philip S. Hitchcock, Mark O. Hatfield, Edgar Williams, Marie Smith, Ulysses Plummer, Rev. J. Harold Jones, Lorna J. Marple, Verdell Rutherford, and Otto G. Rutherford

Rising Leaders
Cyreena Boston, Portland African-American Leadership Forum
Reyna Lopez, CAUSA
Khalil Edwards, PFLAG Portland Black Chapter

Modern Day Civil Rights Champions
Bob Joondeph, Disability Rights Oregon
Vanessa Usui, Basic Rights Oregon
Ramon Ramirez, PCUN
Ibrahim Mubarak, Right to Dream

Life Time Achievement
Don H. Marmaduke, Tonkon Torp LLP
Dr. Leroy Haynes, Jr., Albina Ministerial Alliance/Allen Temple CME Church
Dr. T. Allen Bethel, Albina Ministerial Alliance/Maranatha Church

Reserve your Award Reception Tickets by vising Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/50thPDX

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