Groups raise cash to fight rascism

Saturday was bingo evening at the Multicultural Center, but this was no ordinary bingo game.

ShameLess Underminers of Racism, Power, and Privilege in Education and Everywhere, (S.L.U.R.P.E.E.) and Love Makes a Family, co-hosted an evening of fun activities to raise money for workshops against racism.

According to Tanya Pluth, a Portland State student and a speaker at the event, a lot of the student groups on campus are against racism, especially the Women Studies department.

“The money is used to support other groups and workshops to better advocate against racism.”

Attendees purchased a bingo card for $4 and a raffle ticket for $1. Winners received prizes donated by small businesses. Food and refreshments were free to the attendees.

“(The goal is) becoming a formal student group and bring anti-racism workshops,” said Tamara Anderson, an assistant at the event.

The evening also served as a place for special announcements.

Irene Schwoefferman of ASPSU stopped by to announce Tuesday’s Higher Ed rally in Salem.

Nicole Marie of KBOO FM, a community-run radio station, attempted to get the word out for volunteer recruitement. She said female volunteers are encouraged to conduct interviews on women issues at the station.

Marie said that she’s focusing on rape at Portland State University. She hopes to do a half-hour segment on the topic.