March 26, 2022
Taking a Stand Against Racism and Discrimination
Saturday, March 26th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm PDT
This is a free event, but requires registration.
We invite you to continue the legacy of Min and Holly Yasui to take action to fight racism and discrimination as an individual, with groups in your community, or with others at the national level.
➢Eric Ward—Eric is a nationally-recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, andpreserving inclusive democracy, is the recipient of the 2021 Civil Courage Prize – the first American in the award’s 21-yearhistory. In his 30+ year civil rights career, Eric has worked with community groups, government and business leaders, humanrights advocates, and philanthropy as an organizer, director, program officer, consultant, and board member. Eric’s widelyquoted writings and speeches are credited with key narrative shifts. He currently serves as Executive Director of WesternStates Center, Senior Fellow with Southern Poverty Law Center, Chair of The Proteus Fund, and Advisor to the Center forEntertainment & Civic Health.
➢Kerry Tymchuck—Kerry has served as Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society since April 2011. He came to OHSafter a career in public service, where he served as a top aide to Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole, United States Senator BobDole, and United States Senator Gordon Smith. A native of Reedsport, Oregon, Kerry is a graduate of Willamette Universityand Willamette University College of Law. He is recognized for providing the truth about Oregon’s racial history.
➢Deepa Iyer—Deepa served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a decade, and has alsoheld positions at Race Forward, the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the Asian Pacific American Legal ResourceCenter, and the Asian American Justice Center. Deepa's first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim andSikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future received a 2016 American Book Award. She has been a fellow at the OpenSociety Foundations and the Social Change Initiative, and in 2019, she received an honorary doctoral degree from the ChicagoSchool of Professional Psychology.