5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. / Portland, OR, 97211
Tuesday, June 11, 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
Each day in the United States, news’ headlines include stories of:
• Verbal and
physical racial attacks on children at school—sometimes resulting in suicide.
• Adults having
the police called on them for attending to their daily affairs: barbequing at a
park, leaving their home, walking in neighborhoods.
• Local/state/national leaders making racial slurs and encouraging physical harm
to occur toward ethnic groups, their leaders and politicians.
• Families being
separated at borders with the children caged, neglected and crying for their
• Religious groups
being attacked at their places of worship with racial graffiti, arson,
shootings and bombs.
What effects do these incidences have on the short-term and
long-term mental and physical welling being of targeted groups? Hear local
mental health professionals from a wide variety of ethnic groups discuss the
ramifications for their clients and the resultant societal implications.
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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