Events

ReThinking "Democracy": A Multi-Date Event
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:00pm

ReThinking "Democracy" 2019:  What is the Meaning of Freedom?

A multi-date Symposium featuring expert presenters

April 18, 19, 21

 

April 18, 2019   12:00-2:00 p.m
Native American Student and Community Association, 710 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR  97201
Lunch provided concurrently
Meaning of Blackness:  Roundtable Discussion
How is the university helping/hindering the progress of Black people?
What is identity?  Why is it important for Black people to articulate their interaction with the identity category "Black"?
 
April 19, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Cramer Hall 271 Lecture Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR  97201-- Brown Bag Presentation 
Pizza lunch provided in CH 265 1:00-2:00
"Governance, Democracy and Human Rights:  What is the meaning of democracy and citizen participation for formerly colonized people?"
April 19, 2019
Native American Student and Community Association, 710 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR  97201
2:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW)
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Colonialism, Human Rights and Democracy
Presenters:  Nakisha Nathan, Koffi Dessou, Nathalie Mukome, Glen Mpani, and Alex Magaisa
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Workers' Rights and Environmental Justice
Presenters:  Sandra Amolo, Glen Mpani, Alex Magaisa, Jose Padin
6:45-8:00 p.m.
Keynote Speech
Reverend E.D. Mondainé
April 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St #300, Portland, OR 97232
 
Concert

Event Sponsored by:

  • Portland State University Departments of Geography, Sociology, and Black Studies
  • Project It Takes a Village, Inc.
  • Portland State University's Speakers Board
  • Native American Student and Community Center
  • Portland State University's Global Diversity and Inclusion
  • PiTaV

Contact:  Joy Mutare Fashu Kanu, jmutare@pdx.edu, (315) 436-4837