Although we hear a lot about the importance of race and racism, the founding of the country to our current society, we rarely take time out to talk more personally, together, about what race and racism are, what and who it impacts, and what we can do about it. Our time together will be a facilitated discussion that focuses on the basics that we are often still confused about and skip over in our efforts to be a better person and community.
Featured Speaker: Manuel Padilla
Featured Musicians: Shelly Walker, RScP, Michael Walker, and Gary Skye
Manuel Padilla is the executive director of Portland Meet Portland and is a teacher and consultant in the areas of dialogue, conflict transformation, social change, and international aid and development. He has a BA in philosophy from Portland State University; an MA in peace, conflict, and development studies from the UNESCO Chair for the Philosophy of Peace; and has done peace building and human rights work both domestically and internationally. His professional interest is rooted in his deep spiritual desire to use group processes to foster cultures of encounter and vulnerability, transform conflict, and build civil society.