September 12, 2017

Race Talks presents

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.

Speakers:

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

 

August 8, 2017

Race Talks presents

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.

McMenamins Kennedy School

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

Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Doors open at 6 p.m.; 7pm – 9:30 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, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
WOMEN OF COLOR & THE WORKPLACE

Co-sponsored by Multnomah Commissioner Loretta Smith

June 13, 2017

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

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

Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Doors open at 6 p.m.; 7pm – 9:30 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.


Join us for the June 13, 2017 RACE TALKS:

POLICE: The Other Side of “911” 

May 9, 2017

Race Talks presents

“OREGON FAIL: Film Updating the Ethnic Diversity of the Oregon Trail Overnight Curriculum”

oregon fail poster

McMenamins Kennedy School

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

Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Doors open at 6 p.m.; 7pm – 9:30 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.


Join us for the June 13, 2017 RACE TALKS:

POLICE: The Other Side of “911” 

April 11, 2017

Race Talks presents

U.S. Refugee and Immigration: UPDATE

Poster for U.S. Refugee and Immigration: UPDATE

McMenamins Kennedy School

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

Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Doors open at 6 p.m.; 7pm – 9:30 pm;

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

This event will be followed by small group discussions facilitated by trained volunteers from:
Resolutions Northwest.  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.

 

 

January 10, 2017

RACE TALKS
January 10, 2017

Film “13th” – From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

The 2016 Collins Lecture by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III with a panel presentation by local faith community leaders

film-13th

@McMenamins Kennedy School

6 p.m. doors & networking;
6:45 p.m. short film for new people
7:00 Film “13th” length : 1h 40min
8:40 Table discussion & dialogue
(Usually 50 min or so but maybe shorter this time?)

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

About “13th, From Slavery to Mass Incarceration”

A screening of the award-winning film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay, director of Selma.

Film critic Wendy Ide of the The Guardian says, “There is something bracing, even exciting, about the intellectual rigor that Ava DuVernay brings to this documentary about the prison system and the economic forces behind racism in America.

The film takes its title from the 13th amendment, which outlawed slavery but left a significant loophole.

November 8, 2016

RACE TALKS
November 8, 2016

Redeeming the Soul of America: Race, Justice and Reconciliation

The 2016 Collins Lecture by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III with a panel presentation by local faith community leaders

@McMenamins Kennedy School
Doors – 6 p.m., program – 7 p.m.
Free/All Ages