african-american culture

Teaching Children to Courageously Navigate Equity

Join us for a panel discussion August 2019: Teaching Children to Courageously Navigate Equity All children should have access to positive early learning experiences that will set them up for long-term success and wellness. Join us to learn how local educators prepare their students to courageously explore the intersectionality of race, “the system”, schooling and

OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: Equitizing Marijuana

Join us for a panel discussion November 2018: OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: Equitizing Marijuana Convictions for the Poor and People of Color In the past, many people were arrested for minor possession and smoking marijuana. A major portion of those arrested were the poor and People of Color, particularly African Americans. Mike Schmidt, Director of the

Tragedy on the MAX

Join us for a panel discussion October 2018: TRAGEDY ON THE MAX: ONE YEAR LATER At tonight’s RACE TALKS, we’ll feature an in-depth discussion on the state of Portland one year after the tragedy that shook our city. After a screening of the A&E series Divided States: Portland, which profiled the attack, the audience will

Opening the Great Outdoors

Join us for a panel discussion June 2018: Opening the Great Outdoors to People of Color Traditionally, People of Color have avoided many of the pleasures of “The Great American Outdoors.” Evidence shows that White populations disproportionately access public lands for outdoor recreation. Join us as we discover the underlying causes of this disparity and

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

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

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

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