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WAITLISTED - We Are Overcomers - Women's Luncheon
Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

WAITLISTED - We Are Overcomers - Women's Luncheon

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***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT***

To be contacted in the event of a cancelation, add your name to the waitlist.

Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) is partnering with Sarah Herring, President and CEO of Fashion IMPACT by HandBagsULike, from Atlanta GA to bring to you “We Are Overcomers”!

This FREE event is intended to build, restore and celebrate women who have been traumatized by life experiences which should have left them incapacitated, paralyzed and hopeless but they were supported and empowered and have risen from the ashes and are now living victoriously.

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Black Mental Health Oregon presents: "The Hate U Give"
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Black Mental Health Oregon presents: "The Hate U Give"

Black Mental Health of Oregon presents: "The Hate U Give" As a part of their series, MOVIES FROM A BLACK MENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVE. This movie is rated PG-13.

The movie will be presented in the SEI Auditorium ONE NIGHT ONLY (Friday, February 15th) and has a runtime of 2hrs, 18min. There will be a Q & A following the movie with Mrs. Bahia Overton.

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POSTPONED - Follow My Lead: Community Day of Service
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

POSTPONED - Follow My Lead: Community Day of Service

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Due to expected snow, ice and freezing temperatures through the upcoming weekend, SEI’s Community Day of Service, originally set for Saturday, February 9th, is postponed until Spring 2019. Exact dates and up to date information will be posted HERE as they become available.

SEI’s primary goal is to ensure that your experience and service to the community meets the highest of safety and production standards.Thank you for your flexibility. We are fortunate that we can postpone this event and give you the best Community Day of Service you wish for. Moving it to the Spring, will also give us the opportunity to serve more sites and expand our services.

We especially want to thank our sponsors and partners for their support! 

Identified as one of the largest African-American service projects in the city of Portland, “Follow my Lead: Day of Service” is an event dedicated to serving the community with a series of service projects at local businesses. SEI believes this is an opportunity to present positive male examples to young African-American male students in the Portland area. 

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Kúkátónón Presents Dr. Jason Okonofua: 'Bias Impeding Academic Achievement"
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Kúkátónón Presents Dr. Jason Okonofua: 'Bias Impeding Academic Achievement"

FREE EVENT! TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

We are so excited to offer this free event to the community!

Kúkátónón has been dedicated to serving Portland’s Black communities for the past 35 years. We were originally founded in the Portland Public School system in response to the need to connect, and offer culturally-specific services for, our African and African American children and their families. We knew back then our educational and political systems did not accurately educate Black community members or highlight our contributions and cultures. Unfortunately, this remains much the same today.

The event’s guest speaker, Dr. Jason Okonofua, is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He will be presenting his research, which focuses on the social-psychological processes that contribute to inequity, including teacher-student relationships that result in racial disparities in disciplinary action. Through this, he is developing innovative interventions that mitigate the problematic “school-to-prison” pipeline experienced by many African and African American students.

An esteemed researcher in the psychology field, Dr. Okonofua recently won the Cialdini Award, and is also currently working through research grants from Google, Character Lab, and SPARQ. He has been featured on MSNBC and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among other media outlets.

This event honors our organization’s history and culture and comes at a time when Kúkátónón is expanding its focuses on educational enrichment programs and ramping up initiatives that spur systemic change in the community. The research led by Dr. Jason Okonofua addresses issues within our educational and justice system that pose barriers for, and support the discrimination of, our children.

To find out more about Dr. Jason Okonofua, pleas evisit his website at www.jokonofua.com

PLEASE REGISTER ABOVE. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY


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