Race in America After Ferguson

August 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Fields Ballroom, Mark Building Main Level

Traci BlackmonFeaturing distinguished guest Reverend Traci Blackmon, Pastor at King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri; with Terry McCray Hill, Pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal; and artist Arvie Smith. Moderated by Teressa Raiford.

Join us for this presentation and intimate panel discussion about issues ranging from police accountability in the 21st century, the shifting landscape of social justice activism in the United States since the death of Michael Brown, and the vital role that artists play across all aspects of this social movement. Presented in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Women in Ministry Social Justice Luncheon.

Hosted by Don’t Shoot Portland and made possible by a grant from the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Reverend Traci D. Blackmon is the Acting Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries for The United Church of Christ. She is also a Pastor at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri, where she has served since 2009. Reverend Blackmon previously served as Pastor of Simpson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Columbia, Missouri. She received a B.S. from Birmingham-Southern College and an M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary. Reverend Blackmon served on the Ferguson Commission, and was also recently appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.