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Yearning to Breathe Free

Led by the Black Lives Matter Movement, the world rose up in protest of amid a deadly global pandemic after we witnessed the merciless murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police in May 2020. Today, incited by our 45th President’s comments blaming the Chinese for the Coronavirus pandemic, the Asian American and

Women in Cannabis: An Untapped Market

In 2018, RACE TALKS hosted, “Overturning Marijuana Convictions: Equitizing Marijuana Convictions for the Poor and People of Color.” This month, we discuss the new “Green Rush,” and explore the disproportional access that BIPOC have to the cannabis industry, especially Black people who remain incarcerated. The legalization of cannabis in 30+ states, and the impending federal

The Presence and Impact of Trans BIPOC in Societal Uprising & Change

As a group, LGBTQIP2SAA+, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit (2S), Androgynous and Asexual+, AKA the Rainbow Community, have traditionally been the least understood kinship in the US. However, their activism has led to changes that we are continuing to see with this newly elected administration. The 2020 Presidential debates, November elections,

P’s & Q’s of 2021

(Updated to include event video) RACE TALKS is hosting its 109th forum and 5th 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

Back to School During COVID-19

(Updated to include event video) 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