RACE TALKS: Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism Presents: Club Karaoke + Conversations
Hosted by World Renowned DJ Shazan PoHa Oct 30th, Doors open: 5P PST | 8p EST
Happening the Last Friday of each month. Reserve your ticket now for this private event.
Registration required; Re-entry allowed. Proceeds to support RACE TALKS programming.
What’s Your RACE TALKS IQ?
Take our quiz to find out!
Answer the eight question quiz below and count your “yes” answers to find out your RACE TALKS IQ.
1. Are you a BIPOC ?
2. Do you actively live or socialize with BIPOC Communities?
3. Have you experienced being the only person of your ethnicity in the room on a dozen or more occasions?
4. Have you read more than 10 African American authors?
5. Have your read more than 10 authors from the African diaspora?
6. Can you discuss the relationship between Affirmative Action, BIPOC, non-binary, stacking order, and White centering?
7. Do you understand the intersectionality between BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S?
8. Have you joined a social justice organization for Black people or advocated openly for Black people at work, socially or with a governmental agency?
If you answered “yes” to 1-3 of the questions, you are at an introductory level.
If you answered “yes” to 4-6 of the questions, you are at an intermediate level.
If you answered “yes” to 7-8 of the questions, you are at an advanced level.
RACE TALKS is hosting its 108th forum and 4th month of virtual programming. October’s program is:
This is our third time hosting this particular forum, which highlights BIPOC staffers in government and BIPOC community advocacy organizations. No elected officials on the panel. Staffers will be highlighted on the panel because over 50% of an elected official’s work is carried out by their staff.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the various arms of federal, state, county and city government, especially during voting season
And be sure to take the RACE TALKS IQ Quiz (above) to find out YOUR racial IQ.
Thursday, October 15th, Representative Lawrence Spence is partnering with Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, Portland Jobs with Justice, and RACE TALKS for a conversation about worker rights and protections.
We have heard from Oregonians that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new concerns in the workplace. This is in addition to existing challenges, such as workplace discrimination, that marginalized communities already face in their place of employment.
This workshop will cover worker protections regarding wages and civil rights. The Bureau of Labor and Industries will share resources available to you online and demonstrate how you can file a claim through their website.
RACE TALKS is hosting its 107th forum and 3rd month of virtual programming
August’s program is:
“Back to School During COVID-19”
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.
Join us for our first virtual discussion June 2020:
COMING TOGETHER IN A TIME OF CRISIS
We discussed the current race crisis, facilitate affinity group breakouts, and offer resources and provided a safe space to openly discuss the current racial crisis in breakout groups.
June 4, 2020
The Census — What It Is and Isn’t
Join us for a panel discussion March 2020:
What It Is and Isn’t
The U.S. census dates back to 1790 and has been taken at the end of every decade since. Join us to learn the history of census taking, including the ramifications for going uncounted and get answers to the political concerns of people of color and immigrants. Q & A prior to discussion groups.
Spanish and Somali translators will be available.
Charles Rynerson, Interim Director, Population Research Center, Portland State University
Precious Edmonds, Coordinator, Community Engagement & Partnerships, We Count Oregon
March 10, 2020
An Open Dialogue: Portland Parent Union & PPS Board of Education
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
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.
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.
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