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Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue
Kennedy School - Gymnasium
6 pm doors; 7 pm event
Minor with parent or guardian
6 pm doors; 7 pm eventFreeMinor with parent or guardian
Presented by local civil rights icons: Reverend Mark Knutson, Augustana
Lutheran Church and Tricia Tillman, Executive Coach & Consultant/former
Director, Multnomah County Public Health Department
us for a slide presentation and commentary by two local icons who journeyed the
Civil Rights Trail through the Southern states. Learn about the bravery,
tribulations, and dangers of everyday people and well-known civil rights heroes
such as Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., Rep. Carl Lewis, and their organizations SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee).
W. J. Mark Knutson has been Pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland,
Oregon since December 1995. Augustana is a growing multicultural congregation
in the heart of the city, now in its 110th year. Since then, Augustana has
grown from 243 members in 1995 to an 800-member congregation that is also home
to several non-profits including the Community Alliance of Tenants, Familias en
Accion, the Society for Haitian Arts, Culture and Social Support, Irvington
Cooperative Preschool, the Well Arts Institute, and the Interfaith Movement for
the past 30 years, Pastor Knutson has served on many local and national boards
and committees, and has keynoted and conducted workshops in a variety of
settings. In the January 2012 issue of Portland Monthly magazine, Mark was
named one of the 50 Most Influential Portlanders. The issue noted his “vigorous
activism” against war and in favor of immigration reform and gay rights.
As founder and principal consultant of Equity Logic,
Tricia Tillman supports organizations to relentlessly co-create and pursue
health equity, diversity and inclusion through achievable change strategies.
Equity Logic helps governmental, health care, and community-based health
organizations become more equitable, diverse and inclusive through governance,
leadership, planning, evaluation, communications, and staffing.
Additionally, Tricia serves as a member of the State of
Oregon Housing Stability Council and is the Senior Policy Analyst for the State
of Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission.
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
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