RACE TALKS: Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism

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

Portland’s First African-American Female City Council Member

Event poster featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith

Event poster for RACE TALKS event Crossing Over - people marching for justice

Join us for a panel discussion August 2018:

CANDIDATE FORUM: Portland’s First African-American Female City Council Member

RACE TALKS presents the first Candidate Forum for Portland’s City Council Position 3 seat. Join Loretta Smith, Multnomah County Commissioner, and JoAnn Hardesty, Civil Rights Activist and Former Oregon State Representative, who are vying for Portland’s City Council—Position 3. Either Hardesty or Smith will be the first African American female Portland City Council Member. With over 50 years of public service between them, these dynamic, highly qualified women have been on the front lines advocating on the public’s behalf.

The audience will hear from the candidates and then have the opportunity to ask questions.

Moderator:
Tricia Tillman, former Director of Multnomah County Department of Health


August 14, 2018
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside Street

Due to the overwhelming support and excitement for this incredible event, we have changed venues to McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside Street, where we can accommodate up to 700 attendees.

We encourage everyone to carpool or take public transportation as street parking is limited downtown, but there are numerous parking garages.

If you are an organization (secular or religious) that has a bus or van and would like to coordinate transportation for your group, we will reserve seating for your organization. Please email us at Race Talks, to notify us of your carpooling plans so we can reserve your seats.


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

IMMIGRANTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 

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