Activists Speak Out Against Racism

EUGENE, Ore. — Activists and community leaders from Eugene and Springfield came together Friday to speak out against racism.

They held a rally in response to a banner recently placed on the I-5 Gateway Pedestrian Bridge that read “Anti-racist is a code for anti-white.”

ODOT removed the banner last week. One of the organizers, Roger Gray, says this is an important issue that needed to be addressed.

“We saw it really as a community safety issue. And we’re basically saying we need to stand up to these kinds of issues and say it’s important for all of our members of our community to feel included and safe. And not safe from a driver’s standpoint, but a community safety stand point,” said Roger Gray, EWEB General Manager.

Members of the Equity and Community Consortium were also there, as well as the superintendents from schools in Springfield and Eugene.

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