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Tuesday, April 9, 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
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
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.
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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