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Race Talks: An Opportunity for Dialogue

Date: 7:00pm PST February 8, 2011 Location: McMenamins Kennedy School

McMenamins Kennedy School

As of January 2011, Kennedy School hosts this series that deals with race in Oregon, both historically and up to the present time.

Each month, Kennedy School will host 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.

This special program, which kicks off a new monthly series, spotlights the significant contributions that racial minorities have made to Oregon’s history, and underscores the goals of the Race Talks series:

• To advance racial justice in Oregon & Washington
• To support, nurture and create intercultural experiences
• To develop channels of communication through community dialogue

Carolyn M. Leonard will be one of the night’s featured presenters. Currently an educational administrator in Portland Public Schools, Leonard has previously taught and supervised at all levels in elementary and secondary education. She has a longstanding history in working on matters related to multicultural education and civil rights issues. As a member of the Allied Services Team, she is in charge of the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Office and works closely with the ESL/Bilingual Program as well as the Indian Education Project.

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This event is free and open to all ages so please bring family, friends, co-workers, classmates.