New RACE TALKS Event Videos Posted

The holidays are over. It’s time to catch up on everything you may have missed.

We just posted videos for the October, November, and January events. If you couldn’t make one or all of the past few live RACE TALKS events, you can watch them on our Video page now.

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.


Tuesday, February 11, 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:

To be announced

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

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:

TBA

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

Is RACETALKS new to you?

Learn more about what we do. Watch this video for an introduction to RACETALKS.

 

Watch past RACETALKS events as recorded on our Videos page.

The Color of Fear – Part 2

4 faces of men of color on event poster

Join us for a panel discussion October 2019:

the color of fear

part 2 of a four part series

race through eight men’s eyes

Summary: The Color of Fear (Part 2) 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.

  • the color of fear – part III: walking each other home >> tuesday, nov 12
  • the color of fear – part IIII: what it’s like to be gay >> tuesday, jan 14


 October 8, 2019

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:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
“THE COLOR OF FEAR” Part 3: Walking Each Other Home

Summary: The Color of Fear (Part 3) continues the insightful discussion, as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of African, Asian, European and Latinx descent. Gathered by director Lee Mun Wah for a dialogue about the state of race relations in America as seen through their eyes, feel the energy of the reality of racism and the eventual understanding.

No program in December.

Next Year’s RACE TALKS Program:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
“THE COLOR OF FEAR” Part 4: What It’s Like To Be Gay

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

The Color of Fear – Part 1

Join us for a panel discussion September 2019:

the color of fear – part I
race through eight men’s eyes

Join us for a screening of Part 1 of The Color of Fear, 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, Latinx, and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic discussions, the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. RACE TALKS will explore this 3-part series September – November.

  • the color of fear – part II: walking each other home >> tuesday, nov 12
  • the color of fear – part III: what it’s like to be gay >> tuesday, jan 14


beginning Tuesday, September 10, 2019
(concluding October 8, 2019)

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:

To be announced

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

Teaching Children to Courageously Navigate Equity

poster for equity event

Join us for a panel discussion August 2019:

Teaching Children to Courageously Navigate Equity

All children should have access to positive early learning experiences that will set them up for long-term success and wellness. Join us to learn how local educators prepare their students to courageously explore the intersectionality of race, “the system”, schooling and each other. This is done in an effort to help close opportunity gaps and ensure that all children—regardless of race, ethnicity language of origin, income or ability—are set up to reach their full potential.

SPEAKERS:

  • Tiffany Penson, Moderator, Portland Community College Board
  • Paula Dennis, Elementary Activist Teacher
  • Renee Mitchell, High School Activist Teacher

Below are links to two articles about Paula’s classroom/community activities:

Below are links to Renee’s work:


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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:

September 10th, 2019
Do Black Lives Really Matter?

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

DACA, Licenses & the Wall

Join us for a panel discussion July 2019:

DACA, Licenses & the Wall

With Indigenous Americans now accounting for only two percent of the total population, the U.S. is truly a nation of immigrants. Since 1886, the iconic Statue of Liberty has stood as a symbol of mass immigration to our shores. A plaque at Lady Liberty’s base bears the following: “With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”

Under the current U.S. administration, immigrants of Latin, Asian and African descent are being met with unprecedented legal action against their tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Join local Latin, Asian and African activists for a panel focusing on how DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), licenses and the wall are obstacles to their assimilation as Americans.

Panel moderated by:
Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura; Chair, OR Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Panel:

  • Linda Castillo; Chair, OR Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Djimet Dogo; Assistant Director, IRCO Africa House
  • Luis Garcia; Portland nurse, former ICE detainee
  • Representative from CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Org.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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:

August 13th: Implications of Race and Water

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