Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation
Programs of Peace with Justice
“Working for Peace: 5 tips for more effective peace making”
Presentation by Erious Johnson, Jr., Chief Legislative Policy Analyst for Representative Janelle Bynum
JANUARY 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM | “4th Sunday at 4”
Salem Friends Meetinghouse | 490 – 19th NE (corner of Breyman and 19th)
Dr. Martin Luther King once said “Those who love peace must learn to organize as EFFECTIVELY as those who love war.”
As the former Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Attorney General and an experienced trial attorney, Erious learned that it is difficult to change hearts and minds, and forge positive results without an effective strategy. In this vein, he developed 5 Tips for More Effective Difference Making, a training/tutorial on how to make one’s efforts towards peace more effective.
In it, Erious will discuss five guiding principles on how to more effectively craft and promote your message and mission. Questions and discussion are strongly encouraged during the session. These principles are at the root of his success as a litigator, counselor and advocate. However, he realizes that collaboration and input engenders improvement. Erious believes that it is his duty to share his approach with the social justice community at large, hopefully, fostering more effective difference making.
Erious Johnson is the Chief Legislative Policy Analyst for Representative Janelle Bynum. He is also the former Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Attorney General, the first in Oregon’s history. He has his own law practice, Harmon Johnson LLC, specializing in civil rights violations, housing and employment discrimination, and wage theft. A seasoned trainer and lecturer, Erious has given trainings on diversity and inclusion to Oregon State employees and lectured students, lawyers and social activists on, among other things, Slavery, Capitalism and Citizenship.
Before moving to Oregon, he practiced employment law in New York for Sullivan & Cromwell LLC and tried high-exposure tort cases for the New York City Law Department. Erious also clerked for a New York State Supreme Court Justice. He earned his law degree from Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C.
- Please invite others and join us for this presentation and discussion.
- Potluck meal follows the program
Information: 503 371-6109