Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Black Leadership in Oregon interview w/Brauti Artharee
Where are the leaders in the African American community is a question I get asked a lot. As I look inside our current political system this is what I have found: Recently Governor Kitzhaber quietly let go his Director of Media Services a young African American woman named Nkenge Harmon Johnson. Ms. Harmon Johnson was one of two African Americans employed by this governor. With so few people of color in the Governor’s administration this change requires more information Just a few days ago Lakeitha Elliott resigned her position with the Multnomah County Democratic Central Committee as Chair due to ongoing non-cooperation of some members of the board who originally challenged her election and have never gotten over her successful re-election into that post. Lakeitha Eillott is a young African American woman with a deep history of community organizing experience. Brauti Artharee, former Policy Advisor to Mayor Charlie Hales, who officially retired one year into his role in that office. Join Brauit Artharee and I for a lively discussion as we discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for black leadership in Oregon.