Joyce Braden Harris - Justice and Police Reform

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THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 15.

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Joyce Braden Harris will address justice and police reform from her perspective as an active member of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform.

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Ms. Harris has dedicated her life to social justice activism. At age nineteen, while still enrolled at Reed College, Joyce cofounded what would become the Black Educational Center, a school in Northeast Portland. This school concentrated on alternative and conceptual learning for Black students, teaching Black history and culture, and offering a bookstore that focused on Black literature. She has recently retired from her twenty-seven year career at Education Northwest, completing her career as the manager of community engagement in the Executive Office for the past six years. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Region X Equity Assistance Center (EAC).

For Joyce, education and activism have always been inextricably entwined. "There is no point in having the ability to influence if you do not use it to benefit those who may not have the voice," believes Harris.

Ms. Harris' talk is presented by Take PART (Portland Anti-Racism Team). The mission of Take PART is to confront racism and to engage in dismantling the systems that perpetuate ingrained racial inequality. We do this through events, education and outreach that foster engagement in building community where all people are treated with equality and respect.

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