Lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. in life and in practice

Lewis & Clark welcomes back three alumni who share their experiences in furthering the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.: Rakeem Washington ’08 is the Director of Opening Doors Grant at Portland Community College, C.J. Robbins ’15 has served most recently with the Black Male Achievement with the City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights, and Fay Stetz-Waters ’05 is the Director of Civil Rights with the Oregon Department of Justice.  Registration is required for this event and webinar information will be emailed to you when you register. You can register here. About the speakers: C.J. Robbins ’15 has been working towards social justice since he first noticed inequity on the playground in elementary school. Back then, the fight was to protect the kids who couldn’t protect themselves from bullies. Now he works to develop and build critical resources and infrastructure in communities that have never had them. Even before law school CJ was aware of the inequities in education, employment, health, and most notably the justice system. But his experiences in law school made it clear that the disparities were the initial design of most institutions and systems in this country. CJ is currently an adjunct professor at Portland State University and building his Environmental Justice Group Ahmose, Breedlove & Black and his start-up project 5/5ths Communications. Both of these efforts are purposed on driving and developing the critical resources needed for Black people to define phenomena and make these phenomena behave in a desired...