Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

Engaging Democracy

Kennedy School - Gymnasium

6 pm doors; 7 pm event

Free

Minor with parent or guardian

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About Engaging Democracy

Engaging Democracy

The 2018 mid-term elections saw a record number of voters turn out to change the face of politics with the historic inclusion of more women and People of Color from the local to the federal levels. Join RACE TALKS as we kick off our 9th year anniversary with a call to get involved in activism. Meet staffers of community-based organizations and elected officials to learn how to engage their offices and make our democratic process work better for YOU. From the community, city, metropolitan, state and federal sectors, staffers will share:

  • How their political process works
  • The scope of their office and duties
  • How to contact their offices
  • What's the best ways to impact their voting on an issue
  • How to maximize your involvement
  • How to start your own referendum
  • Schedules of meetings, dates and times

There will be no formal small group discussions. After each speaker gives brief remarks and following the Question/Answer session, audience members will be given time to visit each speaker's table.

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