Tuesday, October 10, 2017

McMenamins History presents…

White America: Become an Ally through Education and Help Dismantle Racism

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

Kennedy School - Gymnasium

6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. event

Free

Minor with parent or guardian

About White America: Become an Ally through Education and Help Dismantle Racism

White America: Become an Ally through Education and Help Dismantle Racism

Just as people of color know about race from personal experience and self-study, white people must embark on their own course of investigation - a type of continuing education or an independent studies class in which students proactively seek out the content, rather than asking those who have experienced racism to explain it or to provide the information. All would agree that one conversation about race will not explain the systems or harm that have been caused -- there aren't any easy answers, crib notes, cheat sheets or 5-minute YouTube videos.

Meet our speakers who are navigating their own path to understanding racism in the USA. From that learning, they are working to combat and overturn the harm of racism on everyone in our society. These pioneers welcome us to join them as they embark on the challenging journey of learning from mistakes, self-realization, study, and healing.

About the Speakers:
Cameron Whitten, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Rebecca Greenidge, Equity Consultant
Sam Sachs, Founder, NO HATE Zone
Randy Blazak, Chair, Oregon's Coalition against Hate Crimes, CAHC

About Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

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.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp