Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:00 pm
Take PART is honored to present Ms. Michelle Lewis, who will address the difficult and challenging issue of recognizing and confronting implicit bias, both in ourselves and in others. Ms. Lewis will discuss the difference between racism and implicit bias and offer examples from her lifetime of "living while Black."
Michelle is the co-owner of Third Eye Books Accessories & Gifts in Portland, the only Black-owned bookstore in Oregon. She has an MSW from Portland State University and has more
than fifteen years of experience in the Human Services and mental health fields. She is also a Reiki Master, Sacred Woman Practitioner and Vibrational Sound therapist. Michelle has been married for 27 years, is the mother of three sons and a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren.
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.