Tuesday, May 9, 2017

McMenamins History presents…

Ending the "OREGON FAIL": How Irvington Elementary School Changed the Face of Oregon's History

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

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

About Ending the "OREGON FAIL": How Irvington Elementary School Changed the Face of Oregon's History

Learn how YOU can make a difference in your community's future!

Students, parents and faculty at Irvington Elementary School were concerned about the lack of cultural diversity and inclusion in the teaching of Oregon's past, including today's Oregon Trail Overnight staff. Parent Layna Lewis produced the short film OREGON Fail to highlight those concerns. Through their activism, the Irvington Community has helped change the faces of Oregon history and how it will be taught to future generations of students.

*The Oregon Trail Overnight Program, part of the Multnomah Education Service District's Outdoor School Department, takes 4th grade classrooms to the outdoors to spend two days and one night learning about the Oregon Trail. To augment their social studies curriculum of Oregon history, students learn about the challenges faced by pioneers and famous explorers such as Lewis and Clark.

Join us for a screening of OREGON Fail, followed by a Panel Discussion featuring:
Layna Lewis, Parent/Videographer
Jasmine Adams & Nina Lewis, Irvington Elementary School Students
Kathleen Ellwood, Principal Irvington Elementary School
Dan Prince, Director, Outdoor School/Oregon Trail Overnight

About Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

(Please note: This event is not eligible for the "Attend a History Pub" Passport experience stamp.)

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.