RACE TALKS: Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism

Filling the spaces between races with compassion, conversation, and education

Following in the Footsteps of the Civil Rights Movement

Join us for a panel discussion January 2019:


Join us for a slide presentation and commentary by two local icons: Rev. Mark Knutson of Augustana Lutheran Church; and Tricia Tillman, Executive Coach & Consultant/Former Director, Multnomah County Public Health Department who journeyed the Civil Rights Trail through the Southern states.

Learn about the bravery, tribulations, and dangers of everyday people and well-known civil rights heroes such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; U.S. Rep. Carl Lewis; and their organizations SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee).

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

McMenamins Kennedy School

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.



Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:45pm – 9:15pm
McMenamins Kennedy School Gym

The 2018 mid-term elections saw a record number of voters turn out to change the face of politics with the historic inclusion of more women and People of Color from the local to the federal levels. Join RACE TALKS  as we kick off our 9th year anniversary with a call to get involved in activism. Meet staffers and some legislators from community-based organizations, city, metropolitan, state and federal sectors who will share:

There will be no formal small group discussions. After each speaker gives brief remarks and following the Question/Answer session, audience members will be given time to visit each speaker’s table.

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