This evening, Friday Feb. 26, come come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Portland State University’s Black Studies Department at the historic Billy Webb Elks Lodge.
The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature a panel of the found members of the department, as well as students, members of the NAACP, the AFrican Association of Students, and the Black Cultural Affairs Board.
Darrell Millner, a professor in the department, will also talk about current efforts to incorporate the Black Studies Department with the Chicano/Latino Studies Program, the Women’s Studies Program and Native American Studies Program into one school.
Avel Gordly, a the first African American female elected to the Oregon Senate and current professor in the department, will moderate the event.
The event will also feature music and food.
The Billy Webb Elks Lodge is on 6 North Tillamook Street.