2nd Annual Take The Butte Back March
June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly is hosting the second annual “Take the Butte Back March” on Saturday, June 19th.
In the 1920s, the KKK would march up Pilot Butte to hold meetings and burn crosses. Last year, C.O.B.L.A led over 300 people to the top of Pilot Butte and symbolically took it back in the name of peace and solidarity. Join the march this year to continue this annual trek to keep Pilot Butte a peaceful and enjoyable place for the community.
Oregon must continue to address its long history of racism and harm to Black communities, and celebrating Juneteenth provides an opportunity to educate ourselves, recognize Oregon’s racist roots, and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans in the face of ongoing systemic oppression.