The Portland State Vanguard
By Jessica Pollard
April 25, 2016
Students and community members gathered in Parkway North at the Smith Memorial Student Union to hear thoughts on race in higher education from a panel of five that included students and community activists.
Panelists included students and Black Lives Matter activists Robin Davis and Tessara Dudley, Somali Student Association President and Student Labor Action Project member Ladan Abdi, BLM and All-African People’s Revolutionary Party organizer Adrienne Cabot, Co-director of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays Portland Black Chapter Leila Haile.
“We’re going to start off by asking how we define higher education. Is the current state of higher education actually working?” moderator and student Jaboa Lake asked to kick off the panel.