Talking to Our Children About Race: Perspectives Shared by 3 Fathers – An African-American, Caucasian & Latino
Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue
- Kennedy School - Gymnasium |
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
- 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. event |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About Talking to Our Children About Race: Perspectives Shared by 3 Fathers – An African-American, Caucasian & Latino
Michael Alexander, Director, Portland Urban League
Jorge Meza, Educator
Eric Swehla, Educator
Three fathers, each a different race, each with children of differing ages and generations, talk about how they explain race and the many related issues to their families.
This event is a tribute to Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African American who was shot and killed on February 26, 2012, by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic who was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place.
About Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue
This series deals with race in Oregon, both historically and up to the present time, to provide learning experiences that support the development of racial identity and sensitivity.
Each month, Kennedy School hosts a presentation on a different topic of ethnicity and racial elements in Oregon history, given by educators and/or experts in the topic at hand. The aim is to provide educational and learning experiences that support the development of intercultural sensitivity and racial identity.Map & Directions