RACE TALKS: Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism

Filling the spaces between races with compassion, conversation, and education


Join Us on the third Thursday of every month (except December) for our monthly forum. We have transitioned to an online virtual forum and you can register here to participate in our facilitated dialogue or you can watch live on our RACE TALKS Facebook page [RT Facebook page link].

Monthly Forum Info

January Forum
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Leading the Nation in Protest, Defunding, and Activism: Portland’s Community Update on Police Reform

This forum is a continuation of RACE TALKS’ November 2020 discussion about the next steps in politics and quarantine in 2021. Local activist leaders in Portland, Oregon will discuss: the recent transition of the federal administration • the future of policing • safety and supporting families and businesses • BIPOC upliftment • white supremacy • protesting police brutality, martial law, and coordinated COVID-19 shutdowns. Learn how you can get involved and connect with resources in your community.

Jan event poster

Guest Speakers Include:
Teressa Raiford – Don’t Shoot PDX
Candace Avalos – Citizens Review Committee
Lakayana Drury – Word is Bond
Taji Chesimet – Raising Justice

*All topics subject to change*
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