Overt Racism During Black History Month

Join us for a panel discussion May 2019:

COINCIDENTAL or INTENTIONAL in 2019? Overt Racism During Black History Month

February 2019 was Black History Month. With it came a barrage of racially inflammatory incidences including:

  • Major fashion houses highlighting “Black face” caricatures on their fashions at runway shows; mail order “Black face” shoes from a pop recording idol; “Black face” dolls in window displays on 5th Avenue in New York City
  • A well known actor proclaiming wanting to exact justice against any random Black person in retaliation for a Black on White crime perpetrated against his friend
  • Uniformed Marine corps members in “Black face”video on social media
  • A high school wrestler forced to cut off dreadlocks or be responsible for his school being eliminated from the match
  • Shopping #WhileBlack; Selling lemonade/water #WhileBlack; Lawyering #WhileBlack
  • The list goes on and on…

Are these coincidental or intentionally triggering acts? What trends are surfacing in the public today as Black African Americans are being reported to the police for carrying out everyday activities “#WhileBlack”. Hear experts talk about the trend of overt action taking place in our society today toward People of Color and what are its implications and ramifications for the future. View examples of racism on the attached list, and decide for yourself whether these are COINCIDENTAL OR INTENTIONAL.

SPEAKERS:

Dr. James Mason, former Chief Diversity Officer, Providence Hospital

Jeff Selby, President, AIW Creative: Marketing, Communications & Consulting

Britton Taylor, Executive, Weiden & Kennedy Advertising Agency


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

McMenamins Kennedy School Gym

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

Doors open at 6pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45pm
Program: 6:45pm – 9:15pm

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.

Spread the word. Please forward this information 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.


NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

Higher rates of gun deaths, incarceration, educational disadvantages, poor health, healthcare disparaties,  unemployment, shorter term of employment are but a few of the many issues that effect People of Color, POC, in America. These issues coupled with the systemic racism in the United States cause POC to have higher rates of mental and physical health issues, but few studies are normed on POC that delineate these disparaties or provide support systems geared to support POC. Hear African American, Asian, Latinx and Native American mental health experts discuss the issues effecting their respective communities; what they all have in common; and solutions to this rising crisis in America.

We look forward to you joining us. Bring a friend!

Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.