To commemorate Juneteenth and address the persistent rise in racism and white supremacy, XRAY partnered with APANO to organize a teach-in led by leaders of color in the Portland community. Titled We Interrupt Hate, the teach-in covered topics from the high price of being black in Multnomah County to youth detention and how to effectively organize against hate and white supremacy.

Conversations were prepared and covered by hosts Joseph Santos-Lyons, Karol Collymore, Jo Ann Hardesty, John Slaughter, Andre Middleton, Jeff Selby, Zahir Janmohamed and Emilly Prado and produced and engineered by XRAY staff. We’re excited to present the audio for the teach-in in its entirety in the playlist below, and we encourage you to share it with friends and family far and wide.

Playlist Details

7:00 – 8:00 am
Host: Joseph Santos-Lyons (Executive Director at APANO)
Cohost: Karol Collymore
Guest: Eric Ward (Senior Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center)

8:00 – 9:00 am
Host: Joseph Santos-Lyons
Cohost: Karol Collymore
Guests (in order of appearance): Yasmin Ibarra (Executive Director of the Oregon Student Association), Kim Melton (Policy Advisor with Multnomah Chair Deborah Kafoury)

9:00 – 10:00 am
Host: Jo Ann Hardesty (President of the NAACP Portland Branch 1120)
Cohost: John Slaughter (Host of Poetic Justice and Women’s basketball coach at PCC)
Guest: Mike “Libretto” Jackson (musician)

10:00 – 11:00 am
Host: Jo Ann Hardesty
Cohost: John Slaughter
Guest: Andre Miller

11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Host: Jo Ann Hardesty
Cohost: John Slaughter
Guest: Chris Fazel

Group Therapy, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
Host: Andre Middleton (Director of Equity and Digital Inclusion at Open Signal)
Guests: Jason Lamb (Portland comedian), Randy Blazak (Associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
Host: Jeff Selby (Communications Program Coordinator, Office of Equity and Human Rights)
Cohost: Zahir Janmohamed (Policy Director at APANO)
Guest: Scot Nakagawa (Senior Partner at Changelab)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Host: Jeff Selby
Cohost: Zahir Janmohamed
Guests: Fatmah Worfeley, Petrona Dominguez, and Llondyn Elliot

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Host: Jeff Selby
Cohost: Zahir Janmohamed
Guests: Kelley Weigel (Executive Director of the Western States Center), D Pei Wu (Community Organizer), Tashia Harris (Racial Justice Program Director), Dani Ledezma (Housing Program Coordinator at City of Portland, Bureau of Housing and Community Development)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Host: Jeff Selby
Cohost: Zahir Janmohamed
Guests: Dante James (Director of the City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
Host: Emilly Prado (freelance writer)
Guests: Carlos Chavez (Executive Director of the Morpheus Youth Project), Stefan (Morpheus Youth Project participant)