“The Law & Racial/Ethnic Profiling”

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

  • 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • Minor with parent or guardian

About “The Law & Racial/Ethnic Profiling”

Dan Handelman, Copwatch:

  1. What is racial profiling?
  2. Statistics of racial profiling in the U.S., Oregon, and Portland
  3. Who is overseeing this phenomena for the public interest / Copwatch history
  4. What and how efforts are being mobilized to deal with racial profiling
  5. How the community can get involved to help stop profiling
  6. Suggestions for making yourself less “profile-able”

Mike Reese, Chief, Portland Police Department:

  1. PPDs understanding and concerns on racial profiling
  2. What efforts are being made by the PPD to address racial profiling
  3. What the public can do to stop the police from “profiling” them (i.e., making sure your car has lights and mufflers; insurance requirements; not being loud in your music or behavior; don't act suspicious and what that entails – turning off suddenly if the police are behind you, etc.)
  4. Efforts being made between PPD administration and the Police Union

Kayse Jama, Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing

  1. CIO history
  2. How the CIO got involved in the issue of racial profiling
  3. What efforts are being made in the CIO community to address racial profiling
  4. Discussion of legislation regarding racial profiling
  5. Who is the network working on this bill?

Please note: Racial profiling can be a volatile topic. The goal is for this presentation to be informative and positive in helping to find solutions to this problem. Guests may be asked to leave if they compromise the spirit in which this forum is intended.


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.

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