social justice

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

Houseless in Portlandia

Join us for a panel discussion April 2019: HOUSELESS IN PORTLANDIA Late in 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presented its annual report on homelessness to Congress. Oregon ranks near the top of states in terms of the percentage of its homeless/houseless population that are living “unsheltered,” i.e. on the streets, in

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

Tragedy on the MAX

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

The Beloved Community

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

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