Portland has a long history of antagonism between police and communities of color, including the deaths of unarmed black men and women -- Kendra James, Aaron Campbell, James Jahar Perez and Lloyd D. Stevenson, among others -- at the hands of the police.
Join members of our community for an opportunity to talk about the challenges built into how we protect ourselves in a series of community discussions on race and policing led by trained facilitators and hosted in libraries and community spaces in Portland during the month of February.
Tuesday, February 3
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, 801 S.W. Tenth Avenue
Conversation Leader: Elliott Young, professor of history at Lewis & Clark and author of ALIEN NATION: CHINESE MIGRATION IN THE AMERICAS FROM THE COOLIE ERA THROUGH WORLD WAR II
Saturday, February 14
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Avenue
Conversation Leader: Reiko Hillyer, professor of history at Lewis & Clark College, where she teaches courses in African-American history and urban history
Saturday, February 28
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark Street
Conversation Leader: Wendy Willis, Executive Director of the Policy Consensus Initiative, a national nonprofit organization housed at Portland State University and devoted to improving democratic governance.
Two more discussions are being planned later in February.
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