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DIALOGUE TOGETHER: A Post Election Gathering for PSU Faculty, Staff, and Students

Tuesday, 11-15-16 at 12-2pm

Smith Student Memorial Union Basement Room 26

FREE event sponsored by The School of Gender, Race, and Nations, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion




The first of many Black Bag events is happening TUESDAY, November 15th from 12-1:30pm in PKM 101with Erious Johnson, the Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Attorney General.



The issue of race among both white people and people of color in our country is complex.  As individuals and institutions we must find ways to engage in the conversation of race, along with other social issues, without feeling indicted or pulled into un-resolvable conflict.  Art is a powerful tool in our search for logical and benign actions through which to solve this problem.  The goal of HANDS UP is to provide a platform to start the conversation and craft a new path forward in relationships with one another. 
The seven monologues that comprise HANDS UP were commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.  The pieces, by seven black playwrights, explore feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of profiling and institutional racism.  Playwrights include: Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi Kelley, Glenn “NSangou” Gordon, Eric Holmes, and Dennis Allen II.

This event is presented in partnership with Portland State University Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, PSU School of Gender Race & Nations, PSU Black Studies & College of the Arts

Following the show, there will be an audience talk-back for Q & A as well as discussion.
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