Maybe

John Combs July 10 Maybe The poverty of my privilege has robbed me Of experiences and beauty that should beguile me. Blinded by my history’s unquestioned filing. Of docs, pics, and evidence Without hearing how others hear the tocks and ticks. Time passes, as the...

The Importance of Learning, with Ann Harris

Ann Harris – Since 2016, something has really changed for me in the way that I feel when I am out in public spaces or traveling around the state or country. Up until then, I had rarely felt uncomfortable being in all-white spaces. Maybe I had been naïve. Maybe...

Racial Injustice from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Today

Tina Castañares – My name is Tina Castañares.   I live in the Odell area and have lived and worked in the Mid-Columbia for 36 years. I believe in nonviolence, justice, equity, internationalism, interdependence, a world without restrictive borders.  And I believe...

My Journey Toward Anti-Racism

Maza Brady – Hello all, my name is Maza and I have lived in Hood River for 6 years. I grew up in The Dalles but I lived in Venezuela for 9 years as a kid. I remember moving back to the US after Venezuela and thinking “I am not racist, I lived abroad.” Or “I am...

My Journey Toward Justice Education

Evelyn Charity – My name is Evelyn Charity and I am one of five daughters whose mother was born to sharecropper parents in Arkansas in 1918. She and her nine siblings had to pick cotton before walking 4 miles to the segregated and under-serviced school of all...

It Matters

Andy Wade – “Be twice as good” I never heard these words It was enough to try my best And when I didn’t When I lived into My adolescent boyhood I Never Feared For my life “Be twice as good” “Keep your hands out of your pockets” “Don’t make sudden moves” “Don’t...

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving Day, November 28th Hood River: 12-3 pm, Riverside Church, 317 State Street Cascade Locks: 12-2pm, Cascade Locks Port Pavilion Turkey* Dressing Mashed Potatoes Gravy Squash and other Local Veggies Rolls Pie *Tofurkey is...