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Art Exhibition! Timber Culture: Race & Equity in Oregon’s Logging History
May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
An exhibit of 20 photographs depicting multi-racial logging communities in Oregon from the early 1900’s. The exhibit comes to Eugene for the first time from the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in Eastern Oregon. This exhibit is an historical recounting of how communities of African-American and Asian-American workers helped build Oregon’s timber economy.
The Exhibit will be at the Broadway Commerce Center at 44 West Broadway (behind Sizzle Pie). Mayor Lucy Vinis is hosting a Gala Reception on Friday March 27, 5:30-7:30pm.
The exhibit will be part of the Friday Art Walk on April 3. Eric Richardson of the NAACP-Lane County and Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics will be your hosts and will share a 10-minute overview of the significance of the photographic exhibit at 5:45 and 6:30pm during the Friday ArtWalk.
The Timber Culture exhibit is a lead event for the Oregon Environmental Justice Summit, a trailblazing public event at the University of Oregon April 17-18 (see ejpsummit.org) .