Event: Urban League for All of Us Community Conversation – Pendleton

Date: September 15, 2023

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Pendleton Center for the Arts

Address: , OR

The Urban League of Portland is headed to Pendleton for Pendleton Round-Up festivities! While in Pendleton, we will be participating in Round-Up!

We will also be hosting our 7th Urban League for All of Us Community Conversation Friday, September 15th at 12 pm – 2:30 pm at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. The theme of our Community Conversation will be Black History and Culture in Eastern Oregon, which will include Black Cowboys, the Triple Nickles- 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, Leonardo Drew – contemporary artist, and much more.

For our Community Conversation, doors open at 12 pm if you would like to walk the gallery to view Leonardo Drew: Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family as well as do a paper-making craft related to Leonard Drew’s Pace Paper work that you can take home after the main event program that starts at 1 pm until 2:30 pm.

We invite you to join us in Pendleton to connect with the community, eat soul food, and honor local community champions who are doing dynamic work to advance our values, which move the movement forward. Our event will be in-person at the Pendleton Center for the Arts, space will be limited so please RSVP as soon as you can! Please register for this event!

The background picture on the flyer is the legendary Black Cowboy Jesse Stahl riding Grave Digger at the Pendleton Round-Up in 1916. Jesse Stahl, a professional cowboy widely considered to have set the standard for bronco-riding, was already famous by the time he competed in the Round-Up in 1912. His performance in the Salinas Rodeo in California that year as well as his invention of “hoolihanding,” a dangerous maneuver that involved jumping from a horse to a bull before wrestling it to the ground, made him an important attraction at the Round-Up in the four years he competed, from 1912 through 1916.

Source: Black Cowboys in Oregon – Oregon Encyclopedia. #Let’ErBuck is the famous saying for the Pendleton Round-Up!

We hope you will mark your calendars and join us! Please register for this event!

Urban League of Portland phone: 503.280.2600 | fax: 503.281.2612 10 N Russell St | Portland, OR | 97227