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 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.

If you participated in the live event or just watched the Facebook Live video, we invite you to fill out the event evaluation form.

Main Breakout Room with DR. LISA MCCALL — Asst. Superintendent, Tigard-Tualatin SD

PreK-3rd Grade Breakout Room with JORGE MEZA — K-6 Principal, Centennial School District

4th-6th Grade Breakout Room with PAULA DE PASSE — 5th Grade Teacher, Portland Public SD

High School Breakout Room with KATHERINE WATKINS — Jr. and Sr. High Teacher, Beaverton School District

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