The 2017–18 Portland Think & Drink series has explored some of the systems that create and perpetuate racial and economic inequality in the United States—in criminal justice, property law, banking, and other areas—and how people are organizing to change those systems.
The series concludes May 16 with a conversation offering local and national perspectives on these issues with Rinku Sen, one of the leading voices in the racial justice movement, and Mary Li, director of the Multnomah Idea Lab. Scot Nakagawa will moderate the conversation.
Snacks and conversation will follow the program. Minors welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What: Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li
When: Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
About Our Guests
Rinku Sen is a senior strategist for Race Foward, a national organization that builds awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice, and a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, Colorlines. She has expertise in race, feminism, immigration, economic justice, philanthropy, and community organizing. Prior to her work at Race Forward, she served in leadership roles for over a decade at the Center for Third World Organizing, where she trained new organizers of color and crafted public policy campaigns.
Mary Li is director of the Multnomah Idea Lab (MIL). Part of the Multnomah Department of County Human Services, MIL is charged with seeking policy and innovation within the human services and government sectors. The MIL seeks to positively change community conditions resulting from poverty and racism by practicing human-centered design, seeking out critical thinking and research, and conducting applied research tests in the real world.
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