Black Girl in Suburbia

Black Girl in Suburbia
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Wednesday, Nov. 2: 4-6 p.m. (film viewing 4-5 p.m., panel discussion and networking 5-6 p.m.)
Pioneer Courthouse Square: Theatre on the Square
(inside the Visitor Information Center)
701 S.W. Sixth Ave.
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No cost to attend; please RSVP to
RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 1

Travel Portland is pleased to present Melissa Lowery’s documentary, “Black Girl in Suburbia,” a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominantly white communities. This film intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity and perspective among all people.

Following the film, Lowery will lead a panel discussion. Panelists include Kimberlee Sheng (Black United Fund), Zoe Piliafas (Vox Siren Creative Change) and Mari Watanabe (Partners in Diversity). Audience participants will walk away with an enriched perspective of the Portland experience for all communities, an enhanced understanding of the business case for diversity and insights into shaping the future narrative of race and prosperity for our region.

We invite you to participate in this informative and inclusive dialogue of how the Portland story is being shaped and what this can mean for you as a resident, for your customers and for your business. Questions can be directed to Tamara Kennedy-Hill, vice president of diversity and community relations at Travel Portland, at