Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

Houseless in Portlandia

Kennedy School - Gymnasium

6 pm doors; 7 pm event

Free

Minor with parent or guardian

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About Houseless in Portlandia

Houseless in Portlandia

The 2018 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual report on homelessness revealed that Oregon has one of the largest houseless populations in the nation. The report defines houselessness as individuals that are living "unsheltered," i.e. on the streets, in vehicles, parks or other places not designated for humans to sleep. According to the report, Black Americans are disproportionately affected by this national crisis. African Americans only account for 13% of the U.S. population, yet they represent 40% of all people experiencing houselessness, and 51% of the houseless who have children.

Join us as some of Oregon’ top advocates for the houseless share the story behind the statistics and their efforts to stop houselessness, while giving its victims dignity.

About Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

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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