Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

The Effects of Racism on Mental Health

Kennedy School - Gymnasium

6 pm doors; 7 pm event

Free

Minor with parent or guardian

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About The Effects of Racism on Mental Health

The Effects of Racism on Mental Health

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 parents.

•    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.

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