Tues. Apr. 10th, 7PM – Race Talks – Occupy Oregon: A Coalition of Color

April 10, 2012

Occupy Oregon: A Coalition of ColorTonight, Ahjamu Umi and Cameron Whitten

WHERE: Kennedy School – Gymnasium,

5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97211

WHEN: Doors at 6pm, Starting at 7pm

Presentations by Ahjamu Umi, Activist, world-wide organizer for peace and justice, writer; and Cameron Whitten, Student, co-founder Occupy Portland movement, Occupy Portland Mayoral Candidate.

Following the presentation, the audience will break into small discussion groups to talk over the evening’s subject matter and more general topics of race and ethnicity. These discussion groups are facilitated by trained volunteers from Uniting to Understand Racism and the City of Portland Intergroup Dialogue Program.

Please mark the date of next month’s program on your calendar, Tuesday, May 8, for a screening of the film Race: The Power of an Illusion, Part II, followed by discussion.


About Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

This series deals with race in Oregon, both historically and up to the present time, to provide learning experiences that support the development of racial identity and sensitivity.

Each month, Kennedy School hosts a presentation on a different topic of ethnicity and racial elements in Oregon history, given by educators and/or experts in the topic at hand. The aim is to provide educational and learning experiences that support the development of intercultural sensitivity and racial identity.