Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

“Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves”: Women of Color in the Social Justice Movement

Kennedy School - Gymnasium

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

Free

Minor with parent or guardian

Presented by a panel of local women

About Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves: Women of Color in the Social Justice Movement

Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves: Women of Color in the Social Justice Movement

Women have always been at the forefront of the social justice movement. 

TIME Magazine recognized as its 2017 Person of the Year women who spoke up about sexual assault and helped spur what seemed like an overnight revolution. Even before Tarana Burke helped survivors of sexual violence actually launch the #MeToo movement in 2006, our speakers were learning to find  their voices: even before her first protest march in elementary school; even before she found the courage to stop being trafficked; even before she became the first director of advocacy for the Latino Network; even before the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.

Women and men everywhere have begun to speak out. Come. Be inspired. Break the silence..and find your voice, too.

 

About the Speakers:
Asha Dornfest, Founder, Badass Women of PDX
Jeri Jiminez, Co-Founder, Survivor-2-Survivor
Amanda Manjarruz, Director of Advocacy
Shaina Pomerantz, Educator/Advocate/Lawyer

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