Isiah Wagoner, organizer with Black Unity, was hit while marching in children’s march.
On Sunday evening Travis Paul Waleri, a 34-year old white man, struck Isiah Wagoner with a white Subaru while he was marching. Isiah Wagoner is an organizer with Black Unity and was standing out in front of kids, including his own, in the Children’s March organized by the organization as part of the Black lives matter movement.
About 200 people gathered at the Lane County Jail to protest the action taken by Waleri and the inaction of the Eugene Police Department. Waleri was detain, but not arrested.
The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted to dename Deady Hall. The UO Black Student Force demanded that the University rename the hall in 2015. Additionally it is one of the nine demands from the Black Student Collective .
UO Faculty from he Native American Studies Program and Department of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies submitted a letter to the Eugene Weekly in support of the tearing down of the Pioneer statues that resided on campus. GTFF also put out a statement in regards to the statues, condemning President Schill’s comments.
UO Professor Melissa Graboyes released results of a survey that received participation from more than 2,300 UO students, staff, and faculty.
The week ahead
Tuesday, 3 PM — The Solidarity Share Fair Mobile Free Market by NAC
Thursday, 8 PM — Comrade movie night: The Black Power Mixtape hosted by UOYDSA/Eugene DSA
Saturday, 1 PM — Diversify the Outdoors at Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Full calendar available at solidarity.page