OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: Equitizing Marijuana

Join us for a panel discussion November 2018:

OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS:
Equitizing Marijuana Convictions for the Poor and People of Color

In the past, many people were arrested for minor possession and smoking marijuana. A major portion of those arrested were the poor and People of Color, particularly African Americans. Mike Schmidt, Director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission will share the story of the marijuana arrest history in Oregon.

Now marijuana is legalized. Senator James Manning is introducing legislation to clear the previously criminal charges from the records of all Oregonians. Also, learn what opportunities are open today in the marijuana industry and how Green Hop Cannabis, co-owner, Karanja Crews, is using his love of hip hop music and teaching to educate others for future involvement in the cannabis business.


November 13, 2018
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins. Spread the word. Please forward this information to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

DECEMBER: NO PROGRAM

JANUARY 2019: Travels Along the Civil Rights Trail

Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.

Tragedy on the MAX

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Event poster for RACE TALKS event Crossing Over - people marching for justice

Join us for a panel discussion October 2018:

TRAGEDY ON THE MAX: ONE YEAR LATER

At tonight’s RACE TALKS, we’ll feature an in-depth discussion on the state of Portland one year after the tragedy that shook our city.

After a screening of the A&E series Divided States: Portland, which profiled the attack, the audience will hear from TriMet and Portland Police representatives will speak about what they are doing to guaranteed the public’s safety, particularly People of Color.

RSVP on Facebook

 


October 9, 2018
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins. Spread the word. Please forward this information to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

TUESDAY, November 13, 2018

OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: Equitizing Opportunities for the Poor & People of Color Hear about new legislation in Oregon’s Legislature to de-criminalize prior convictions for marijuana smoking and minor possession.

Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.

Opening the Great Outdoors

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Event poster for RACE TALKS event Crossing Over - people marching for justice

Join us for a panel discussion June 2018:

Opening the Great Outdoors to People of Color

Traditionally, People of Color have avoided many of the pleasures of “The Great American Outdoors.” Evidence shows that White populations disproportionately access public lands for outdoor recreation. Join us as we discover the underlying causes of this disparity and explore opportunities for families to learn about fishing, camping, backpacking, climbing and skiing from organizations specifically formed to introduce People of Color to the outdoors.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

Unlikely Hikers * Alpengrow Collective * Urban Nature Partners PDX * Northwest Outward Bound School * PDX Climbers of Color * Mazamas * Audobon Society of Portland * Next Adventure * Wild Diversity * Terra Incognita Media * Betties 360 * Sierra Club * Leisure Hour Golf Club * Friends of Columbia Gorge * Oregon State Parks

Also, a special treat! There will be a book signing by Park Ranger and author Vicente Harrison, of the children’s book My Nature Exploration, which follows little Harrison who discovers that he doesn’t have to travel far to gain an appreciation for nature right outside his own back door. Available for purchase on Amazon.

 


June 12, 2018
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins. Spread the word. Please forward this information to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018
PARALLEL LIVES ALONG N’CHEWANA

In Parallel Lives Along N’CheWana, Community icon and Native American Elder, Ed Edmo, and co-author Lani Roberts, a White retired professor, write about growing up in rural Oregon during the 1950s. Ed is Shoshone Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama and Siletz and lived at the fishing village at Celilo Falls until its destruction in March 1957. Lani grew up six miles away just outside The Dalles, a descendant of an early settler family. Although they grew up in the same area and are the same age, their lives were lived in parallel fashion because of the differences in their ethnic heritage. During their childhoods, signs in the windows of businesses read, “No dogs or Indians allowed.” Their juxtaposed stories give a full picture of rural Oregon in the and the parallel lives they led along the N’CheWana River.

Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.

The Next 100 Years

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Event poster for RACE TALKS event Crossing Over - people marching for justice

Join us for a panel discussion May 2018:

THE NEXT 100 YEARS:
Changing the Complexion and Gender of Golf

Presented by City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department:
Portland’s oldest public golf course turns 100 this year!
Traditionally a sport of wealthy white men, the City of Portland Park’s and Recreations Department is focusing on changing the face of the game!

Come learn the local and national history of People of Color in golf; explore the various golf instruction programs available to youth and women; find out about college scholarships through PDX Parks Golf.

Featured Speakers:

Vincent Johnson, Program Coordinator for Golf Courses, City of Portland Parks & Recreation Dept.
Vicki Nakashima, Chair, Portland Public Golf Courses Advisory Committee
MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH GOLF PROGRAM



May 8, 2018
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins. Spread the word. Please forward this information to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
OPENING THE GREAT OUTDOORS TO PEOPLE OF COLOR

Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.

MIND, BODY, SOUL

Event poster for RACE TALKS event Crossing Over - people marching for justice

Join us for a panel discussion April 2018:

MIND, BODY, SOUL
The Correlation of RACE and Health

According to a new study by the nonprofit organization Catalyst, 51-58% of all women of color and 60-64% of Black and Latino men pay an “emotional tax” due to micro-aggressions and exclusionary behavior in the workplace that’s detrimental to their overall health and ability to thrive. Join us to learn how to counteract this negative drain on your mind, body, and spirit with pointers on nutrition, spiritual practices, exercise and natural medicine.

Hear spiritual, health, and exercise experts Star Waters and Dr. Ose Okojie discuss how you can save your live and sanity through a vegan diet, spiritual practices, and exercise.

The first 50 POC will receive a copy of African American Vegan Starter Guide.

Featured Speakers:

Star Waters
Dr. Ose Okojie


April 10, 2018
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.

Spread the word. Please forward this information to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

THE NEXT 100 YEARS: Changing the Complexion and Gender of Golf

Golf turns 100 this year! It has traditionally been the game of wealthy, White men, but the City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department is determined to change the face of the game! Come learn the history of People of Color in golf nationally and locally; explore the various programs for youth and women; and the opportunities for advancement academically and professionally; PRIZES & DRAWING!!!

Presented by the City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department

The Beloved Community

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Join us for a panel discussion March 2018:

THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

Living the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join panel members from The Beloved Community: a Portland-area interfaith/interracial assembly that works to embody the principles of Dr. King’s Beloved Community through cooperation, friendship, goodwill and reconciliation as they share their individual programs and how you can start your own interfaith/interracial circle of friends and influence.

Speakers:

Sho Dozono, Community Leader

Wajdi Said, Muslim Education Trust

 Rania Ayoub, Muslim Education Trust

Apostle E.D. Mondaine, Celebration Tabernacle

Rev. Antjuan Tolbert, Celelbration Tabernacle

Jan Elfers, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Rev. Hector Lopez, United Church of Christ

Ned Rosch, Jewish Voice for Peace  

Liathana Dalton, Interfaith Council

Rev. Michael Ellick, First Congregational United Church of Christ

Donna Maxey, RACE TALKS


March 13, 2018
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.

Spread the word. Please forward this email and poster to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
TBA

Crossing Over: Transgender People of Color

Event poster for RACE TALKS event Crossing Over - people marching for justice

Join us for a panel discussion February 2018:

Crossing Over:

Transgender People of Color

Transgender women, men, and gender-nonconforming people are among the least understood community in the United States.

Join us at RACE TALKS and learn more about the transgender community and what we can do to make them feel safer and more a part of our community.

Featured Speakers:
Alexxis Woods
Peter Dakota
Adem Cardona


February 13, 2018
McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983

Doors open at 6 pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 6:45pm – 9:15 pm

Free | Minor with parent or guardian

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.

Spread the word. Please forward this email and poster to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

Tuesday, MARCH 13, 2018
The Beloved Community: Honoring Dr. M.L. KingJr’s Legacy

SPECIAL EVENT JANUARY 22, 2018

Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up for RACE TALKS

Revolution Comedy is a monthly fundraiser series fueled by the power of stand up comedy and music, hosted by Portland’s funniest rabble rouser, Andie Main!

On January 22nd they’re throwing a benefit for the organization RACE TALKS, with support from the very best of the NW comedy scene, including David Mascorro, Thomas Lundy, Kate Murphy and our headliner Caitlin Weierhauser

Tickets are $5 which helps fund the operating costs of the theater. We also suggest a $10 donation which we can take at donation stations set up at the show.

RACE TALKS’ mission is to support interracial and cross-cultural communication and relationships through the development of sensitivity and understanding, and social justice activism supported by educational panels / or films, good food, and great discussions.

 


January 22, 2018
Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK
See Facebook for more information about this event and more.

Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:00, and ends by 8:30

All ages! Wheelchair accessible! Gender neutral bathrooms!
Subject matter may be offensive to certain people, but we never tolerate hate speech.

Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewery!

www.andiemaincomedy.com
www.facebook.com/revolutioncomedyPDX

RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.

Spread the word. Please forward this information to any group, business, school, class, and individual you feel might be interested. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.


 

NEXT MONTH’S RACE TALKS:

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
CROSSING OVER THE LINE: Transgender People of Color