TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND RECONCILIATION
The Oregon Remembrance Project (ORP) was founded to help communities with truth and reconciliation projects about rectifying historical injustice. ORP connects historical racism to its present-day legacies in order to inspire contemporary racial justice.
The Three R’s of Reconciliation: Remembrance, Repair, and Redemption
In order for us to get to that last R word of “Redemption,” we need to have the courage it takes to undertake the first two. Our failure to remember and repair our history is what allows injustice to evolve.
ORP began with the question, “How do you reconcile a lynching?”
Join ORP in working to reconcile Oregon’s history of racial injustice.
Reconciliation acknowledges the capacity for justice in all of us, just as it recognizes our capacity for injustice.
Reconciliation remembers the pain of the oppressed, invites the oppressor into repair, and opens up the possibility of redemptive justice for all.
We have a responsibility to the history that we inherit. We are not the first, nor the last, group to carry this work. We simply aim to lessen this burden and prepare the way for those who come after us.
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TEDx Portland 2022
"How do you reconcile a lynching?” applies the three r’s of reconciliation to the lynching of Alonzo Tucker. After working with the community of Coos Bay, OR on remembrance, Taylor Stewart, Executive Director of ORP, invites his audience to join him in repair to help bring a semblance of redemptive justice to the lynching of Alonzo Tucker.
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."