5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Tuesday, September 10, 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
In 1995, The Oprah Winfrey Show featured Lee Mun Wah and his
groundbreaking film The Color of Fear, which gives an in-depth look into
the state of race in America. In the era of BLACK LIVES MATTER, Gay Pride and
chants of “Send them back,” with the urgency for racial reconciliation heightened,
the film’s commentary is just as poignant today as it was 25 years ago. Join
RACE TALKS as we explore this 3-part documentary series September-November.
Part I—RACE through 8 Men’s Eyes
The Color of Fear is an insightful film
about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight
North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series
of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations, the men reveal the pain
and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of
understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will
happen sometime in our lifetime.
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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