P’s & Q’s of 2021

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RACE TALKS is hosting its 109th forum and 4th month of virtual programming.
November’s program is:

P’s & Q’s of 2021: What are the next steps for politics and quarantine?

Our forum has changed to reflect the current events surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and racial uprisings happening globally. Through facilitated breakout groups, attendees will have an opportunity to share how they have been impacted personally and professionally by the pandemic and what role politics is played in our daily life. This session will be both informative and a bit like group therapy.

And be sure to take the RACE TALKS IQ Quiz (above) to find out YOUR racial IQ.

Date: November 19th
Time: 7p-9:15p

Registration here.
This event will also be streamed on RACE TALKS Official Facebook page.

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Back to School During COVID-19

August Race Talks poster with image of children sitting outside

RACE TALKS is hosting its 107th forum and 3rd month of virtual programming

August’s program is: 

“Back to School During COVID-19” 

Guest Speakers:

DR. LISA MCCALL — Asst. Superintendent, Tigard-Tualatin SD

JORGE MEZA — K-6 Principal, Centennial School District

KATHERINE WATKINS — Jr. and Sr. High Teacher, Beaverton School District

PAULA DE PASSE — 5th Grade Teacher, Portland Public SD

As COVID-19 continues to rage across the United States, BIPOC communities are disproportionately impacted by high numbers of unemployment, under-funded schooling, inadequate health care, a limited number of housing resources, and deaths. We will discuss the controversy and concerns of sending students and teachers back to school under perilous conditions. Four BIPOC Educators from the Portland-Metro area will weigh in on how they are preparing themselves and their communities to go back to school this fall.

If you participated in the live event or just watched the Facebook Live video, we invite you to fill out the event evaluation form.

Main Breakout Room with DR. LISA MCCALL — Asst. Superintendent, Tigard-Tualatin SD

PreK-3rd Grade Breakout Room with JORGE MEZA — K-6 Principal, Centennial School District

4th-6th Grade Breakout Room with PAULA DE PASSE — 5th Grade Teacher, Portland Public SD

High School Breakout Room with KATHERINE WATKINS — Jr. and Sr. High Teacher, Beaverton School District

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Protecting Your Mental Health in the Time of COVID & Racial Upliftment

RACE TALKS is hosting its 105th forum and second month of virtual programming

July’s program is: 

“PROTECTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE TIME OF COVID & RACIAL UPLIFTMENT” 

Featured Speaker: Dr. Shea Lott, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU and Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Avel Gordly Center for Healing 

****JULY FEATURES AFFINITY BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS****

In July, RACE TALKS we offered three levels of community dialogue for attendees to engage one another during breakout discussions. 

Please take the quiz (find it above) to determine which forum best suits your personal understanding and awareness about race and racism (RACE TALKS IQ).

July 9, 2020: Introductory Level

If you participated in the live event or just watched the Facebook Live video, we invite you to fill out the event evaluation form.

July 16, 2020: Intermediate Level

If you participated in the live event or just watched the Facebook Live video, we invite you to fill out the event evaluation form.

July 23, 2020: Advanced Level

If you participated in the live event or just watched the Facebook Live video, we invite you to fill out the event evaluation form.

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An Open Dialogue: Portland Parent Union & PPS Board of Education

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Join us for a panel discussion February 2020:

An Open Dialogue:

Portland Parent Union and Portland Public Schools Board of Education

Join us for an open forum in which board and union members will participate in facilitated discussion groups to hear the concerns of parents, students, and citizens regarding equitable opportunities and outcomes for our youth.

With an introduction by Sheila Washington Warren, Founder and Director of PPU, and Susan Anglada, PPS Educator.


February 11, 2020

100th RACE TALKS: The Color of Fear – The Final Segment

Four faces of men facing each other

Join us for a panel discussion January 2020:

the color of fear

part 4 of a four part series

race through eight men’s eyes

Summary: The Color of Fear (Part 2 of the film) is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. Eight North American men, two African American, two Latinos, two Asian American and two Caucasian were gathered by director Lee Mun Wah, for a dialogue about the state of race relations in America as seen through their lived experience.


 January 14, 2020

McMenamins Kennedy School Gym

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

Doors open at 6pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45pm
Program: 6:45pm – 9:15pm

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:

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

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Watch past RACETALKS events as recorded on our Videos page.