Don’t Shoot PDX!

Don't shoot - Black Lives Matter protest

Join us for a discussion on how connecting through grassroots efforts amplifies our influence in politics and elsewhere.


Teressa Raiford, Community Organizer with Don’t Shoot PDX

Glenn Waco, Artist and local youth activist

Nicole Gamboa, Rose, Board Secretary of Don’t Shoot Portland

Barbie Wu, Activist with Asians for Black Lives

McMenamins History

November 14, 2017
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

For information on Don’t Shoot PDX, visit:

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.

Spread the word. Please forward this email and poster to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.



To be announced


White America

White America: Become an Ally through Education & Dismantle Racism

HATE, NOT IN OUR TOWN posters for sell by Emily’s Fund Foundation

Our panel features speakers who are navigating their own path to understanding racism in the USA. These pioneers welcome you to join them as they embark on the challenging journey of learning from mistakes, self-realization, study, and healing.


WOC in the Workplace

Experienced Women of Color In the Workplace

experienced women of color in the workplace poster

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. (more…)

PDX Black History Corridor

Williams Avenue’s Black History Corridor

Poster of North Williams Black History Corridor event

N Williams Avenue is changing. A lot. What many now living, working and playing in the area don’t know is that for the majority of the 20th century, N Williams, in the Albina neighborhood, was Portland’s largest African American community. Join our speaker panel to learn how the Historic Black Williams Project highlights this chapter of Portland history through a multimedia public art project. Speakers share the history of Albina, the impetus for the RACC Project and how art can be used as an instrument for Social Justice action and reform. (more…)

The Other Side of 9-1-1

Race Talks presents

Police: The Other Side of 9-1-1

Race Talks june 13 poster

What is it like to run towards danger while others run away? What is it like to make decisions that can mean life or death in a matter of seconds? What is the reality of being a police officer? Join us for a panel discussion with Portland police officers to learn what they face each day on the job and gain a better understanding of the stress and emotional toll unique to their career in law enforcement.

McMenamins Kennedy School (more…)