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 MCALL — 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.

Register to receive link and password confirmation. COMING SOON
Registration is required to join the forum.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Virtual Doors open at 6:45pm 

This is a free event for all ages. Donations encouraged.

****AUGUST FEATURES NEW BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS****

 

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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” 

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

 

****JULY FEATURES NEW BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS****

In July, RACE TALKS will offer three levels of community dialogue for attendees to engage one another during breakout discussions: Introductory on July 9th, Intermediate on July 16th, and Advanced on July 23rd.  Please take the quiz below to determine which forum best suits your personal understanding and awareness about race and racism.

ADVANCED: Thursday, July 23rd, 7-9pm

**The panel presentation will be the same on each night. **

QUIZ: What RACE TALKS Level Am I?

Instructions: Answer the eight question quiz below and count your “yes” answers. Read the Results below to determine which level you should register.  Attendees can forego the quiz and self select the level they believe best suits them.  Everyone is invited to engage at the appropriate level of dialogue which they are comfortable.

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 inter-sectionality 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?

QUIZ RESULTS: 

Introductory Level: If you answered “yes” to 1-3 of the questions, you are at the Introductory level. This event has past. Watch the Facebook Live video here. If you participated in the virtual forum, we invite you to fill out our feedback form to let us know what you thought of the experience.

Intermediate Level: This event has past. Watch the Facebook Live video here. If you participated in the virtual forum, we invite you to fill out our feedback form to let us know what you thought of the experience.

Advanced Level: If you answered “yes” to 7-8 of the questions, you are at the Advanced level and should register for the July 23rd event here.

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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.