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Race Talks 8.9.16 - BET Humanitarian Award Acceptance Speech - Panel Discussion

After we all view Jesse Williams' BET Humanitarian Award Acceptance speech, a multi-cultural panel of women will discuss the significance of the actor's speech about racism and police brutality, given at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, and they will discuss whether Williams' speech has relevance for cultures other than African Americans.
"The Relevance & Controversy of Actor Jesse Williams' BET Humanitarian Award Acceptance Speech"

After we all view Jesse Williams' BET Humanitarian Award Acceptance speech, our panel of Women of Color from various ethnic and religious backgrounds will discuss whether Williams' speech has relevance for cultures other than African Americans.

Speakers include:
Deka Ali
Samira Brotherson
Norma Hernandez
Leocadia Montero-Hainley
Fahima Osman

@ McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium [5736 N.E. 33rd Ave]
August 9 2016
FREE/All Ages
Doors - 6 p.m., program - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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From TIME.com:

"Jesse Williams struck a chord with several viewers tuning into the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday when he delivered a powerful and politically charged speech about racism and police brutality while accepting the show's Humanitarian Award.

The Grey's Anatomy actor and prominent Black Lives Matter activist evoked the name of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by a white police officer in Cleveland in 2014, and several other black people killed by police or while in police custody. "Yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice's 14th birthday. So, I don't want to hear anymore about how far we've come when paid public servants can pull a drive by on a 12-year-old playing alone in a park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich," Williams said.

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Please mark Tuesday, September 13, 2016 on your calendar for next month's RACE TALKS: "Music of the African Diaspora"
Look for RACE TALKS 2 Community / Police Forums starting again in late September; date to be announced here on PIMC asap.


RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey, Founder/Director of RACE TALKS, World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest‎, and McMenamins.

Conversations around race and racism can be uncomfortable.
But they are conversations we need to have.
We've collected videos of our past Race Talks series to make sure these conversations can continue.



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.

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