Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue
"Fasten Your Seatbelts! It's Been A Bumpy Ride: Historic Tours of Discrimination in Portland"
Kennedy School - Gymnasium |
Tuesday, July 10
7 p.m. |
All ages welcome
A presentation by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon.
There was a time when Oregon was known as the most discriminatory state north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Until 1926, it was illegal for African Americans to live in Oregon, which was home to more than 70,000 Ku Klux Klan members. "Sundown laws" prevented Asians and African Americans from even staying overnight in many cities. These cruel facts are now history, but a history that has been forgotten by many. Now, here is great opportunity to learn more about this important but dark past and participate in discussions about key topics.
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.
(information on this page was from the Kenndy School calendar link)