Being Black in Portland & America – Pre and Post Trayvon Martin

Oregon area Jewish Committee presents: “On Being Black in Portland and in America – Pre and Post Trayvon Martin” with Kathleen D. Saadat

Wed., May 30 Noon
Miller Nash LLP
3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

$15 per person (with lunch)
$5 per person (drinks only)
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This event is sponsored in part by Jeff Reingold and Income Property Management, Co.

Kathleen Saadat is currently the Diversity Development/Affirmative Action Manager for the City of Portland. Prior to coming to the City, Kathleen worked at Cascade AIDS Projects. Kathleen has also served as the State Director of Affirmative Action, Assistant to Portland City Commissioner Gretchen Kafoury, and Strategic Plan Coordinator for Multnomah County Oregon’s Department of Community and Family Services. Kathleen was one of Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 WHO LEAD in Oregon and she is a recipient of a Woman of Achievement Award from Oregon State University; The Portland Lesbian Community Project’s Spirit of Portlandia Awards for Leadership; the Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award, presented by the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment; the Harvey Milk Award presented by After Eight, Corvallis, Oregon; a Civil Liberties Award from the Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; the Phoenix Rising Jack Abele award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Arts Foundation in recognition of her contributions to the efforts to “Keep Living the Dream” of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ms. Saadat earned a BA in Psychology at Reed College. Her community activities include serving as a Commissioner on the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission; Member of Oregon State University’s Board of Visitors for Minority Affairs; Member Steering Committee of No On 9 Campaign; Coordinator: African Americans for Human Rights; Member and Co-Chair of Portland Rainbow Coalition; Mediator with Portland’s King Neighborhood Facility; Board Member of the Bradley Angle House; Member of the Community Organization and Planning Committee of United Way; and Member of the first planning committee for Portland’s Black Women’s Gathering; and much more.

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