For January’s City Club Lunch, local NAACP President Angel Harris talks racism, advocacy, and life in a brown body.
Locally, Harris says much has changed since 2016. For instance, the experience for children of color in Corvallis schools has deteriorated. Meanwhile, there has been a remarkable uptick in local chapter membership and event attendance. Under Harris’ leadership, the local NAACP chapter has teamed with other advocacy groups, and together, they are seeking to have the City hire a new response person focused on what has become an increasing number of racially motivated incidents.
This month’s City Club Lunch is slated for Monday, January 27, starting at 12 noon. Attendance is free. This forum features an audience Q&A period. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, at the corner of Kings and Harrison, 435 NW 21st St. A lunch from Valley Catering will be available: $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. To reserve lunch, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 24. You can also pay for lunch online with your credit card.