It's been a tough couple of years for race relations in America.
So there's really no better time to bring the subject up and spend several days talking about it.
That is the approach at Southern Oregon University, which observes Race Awareness Week November 2nd through 6th.
Speakers from on and off campus are involved in the project, including Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Multicultural Resource Center director Marvin Woodard.
They join us in the studio with thoughts on race and the week's events.