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Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink with Rinku Sen
May 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 5:30

Join Oregon Humanities for a conversation about race, power, and justice with Rinku Sen. Sen is a senior strategist for Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice, and a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, "Colorlines."

• General Admission •
Price: $10

• Conversation Starter •
Price: $20
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• No Cost •
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Ticket sales ended May 16, 2018 5:30 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Think & Drink | 6:30 PM
Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. The 2018–19 series features conversations with renowned writers about questions relating to journalism and justice.
Rinku Sen | 6:30 PM
A visionary and a pragmatist, Rinku Sen is one of the leading voices in the racial justice movement, building upon the legacy of civil rights by transforming the way we talk about race, from something that is individual, intentional, and overt to something that is systemic, unconscious, and hidden.

Sen is a senior strategist for Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice, and a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, "Colorlines". 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.

Sen’s book "Stir it Up", read widely by community organizers and taught on campuses across the country, theorizes a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race, gender, class, poverty, sexuality, and other issues. Her second book, "The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization", tells the story of Moroccan immigrant Fekkak Mamdouh, who cofounded the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York in the aftermath of September 11. more >>>