Tuesday, March 14, 2017

McMenamins History presents…

KIN KILLIN’ KIN: Resolving Gun Violence in America

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

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

About KIN KILLIN’ KIN: Resolving Gun Violence in America

A collaboration between Portland Police and local non-for-profit organizations aiming to reduce gang violence saw some success last year. In 2016, the total number of incidents investigated by the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team dropped to 159, from 193 the year before, but it was still the second-highest year for instances of gang violence in Portland since recordkeeping of these figures began in 1999.

This month's Race Talks will focus on the collaborative efforts of the PPB Gang Enforcement Team and several local non-for-profit organizations that work with gang-affected and gang member youth. We will conduct a speaker panel with representatives from those groups, in addition to a slide presentation of powerful anti-gun violence art by Ohio artist James Pate, whose Kin Killin' Kin series is currently on display at the National Civil Rights Museum. There will also be a drawing for tickets to attend the affiliated play, The Gospel of Loving Kindness, at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.

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.