Living In Color In Southern Oregon

Aug 4, 2016

It's hard for most residents of the region to imagine what it's like to live as a person of color.  Because there are so very few. 

Robert Goodwin, Ben Garcia and Sharifa Johka
Credit JPR

And the overwhelming whiteness of the population has produced some regrettable events and periods in the region's history, like the rise of the Ku Klux KIan in the 1920s. 

People of color still experience discrimination today.  We assembled an all non-white panel and host to explore the issues. 

Robert Goodwin of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival hosts the discussion. 

He is joined by writer Ben Garcia and producer Sharifa Johka, currently at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.