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The Next 100 Years

Join us for a panel discussion May 2018: THE NEXT 100 YEARS: Changing the Complexion and Gender of Golf Presented by City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department: Portland’s oldest public golf course turns 100 this year! Traditionally a sport of wealthy white men, the City of Portland Park’s and Recreations Department is focusing on

MIND, BODY, SOUL

Join us for a panel discussion April 2018: MIND, BODY, SOUL The Correlation of RACE and Health According to a new study by the nonprofit organization Catalyst, 51-58% of all women of color and 60-64% of Black and Latino men pay an “emotional tax” due to micro-aggressions and exclusionary behavior in the workplace that’s detrimental

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

Crossing Over: Transgender People of Color

Join us for a panel discussion February 2018: Crossing Over: Transgender People of Color Transgender women, men, and gender-nonconforming people are among the least understood community in the United States. Join us at RACE TALKS and learn more about the transgender community and what we can do to make them feel safer and more a

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

SISTAHS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES

Join us for our first program of 2018: SISTAHS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES Women of Color in the Social Justice Movement Women have always been at the forefront of the social justice movement. TIME Magazine recognized as its 2017 Person of the Year women who spoke up about sexual assault and helped spur what

Don’t Shoot PDX!

Don't shoot - Black Lives Matter protest

Join us for a discussion on how connecting through grassroots efforts amplifies our influence in politics and elsewhere. GUEST SPEAKERS: Teressa Raiford, Community Organizer with Don’t Shoot PDX Glenn Waco, Artist and local youth activist Nicole Gamboa, Rose, Board Secretary of Don’t Shoot Portland Barbie Wu, Activist with Asians for Black Lives McMenamins History November

White America

White America: Become an Ally through Education & Dismantle Racism HATE, NOT IN OUR TOWN posters for sell by Emily’s Fund Foundation Our panel features speakers who are navigating their own path to understanding racism in the USA. These pioneers welcome you to join them as they embark on the challenging journey of learning from mistakes,

WOC in the Workplace

Experienced Women of Color In the Workplace Women-of-color managers and professionals describe barriers to their advancement as a “concrete ceiling,” as opposed to the “glass ceiling” for White females and Men of Color. Not only is the “concrete ceiling” more difficult to penetrate, Women of Color say they can’t see through it to glimpse the

PDX Black History Corridor

Williams Avenue’s Black History Corridor N Williams Avenue is changing. A lot. What many now living, working and playing in the area don’t know is that for the majority of the 20th century, N Williams, in the Albina neighborhood, was Portland’s largest African American community. Join our speaker panel to learn how the Historic Black