Race Talks presents
Experienced Women of Color In the Workplace
Women-of-color managers and professionals describe barriers to their advancement as a “concrete ceiling,” as opposed to the “glass ceiling” for White females and Men of Color. Not only is the “concrete ceiling” more difficult to penetrate, Women of Color say they can’t see through it to glimpse the corner office. Join us to hear from four Women of Color who have managed to make a difference in our State while making a dent in the concrete ceiling.
Vicki Nakashima, (Retired) Director, State of Oregon Department of Human Services
Sharon Gary-Smith, (Retired) Executive Director, McKenzie River Gathering Foundation
Linda Castillo, Coordinator, New Portlander Program, ONI, City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Donita Fry, Coordinator, Portland Youth and Elders Council, NAYA, Native American Youth and Family Center
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm
Doors open at 6 p.m.; 6:45pm – 9:15 pm;
Free | Minor with parent or guardian
RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.
Please forward this email and poster to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. If you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program (or the series in general), please contact us at the email addresses given below.
NEXT MONTH’s RACE TALKS:
Tuesday, OCTOBER 10, 2017
WHITE AMERICA: Educate Yourself and Dismantle Racism
HATE IN OUR TOWN posters will be for sale by Emily’s Fund Foundation