african-american culture

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 Yearning to Breathe Free

Women in Cannabis: An Untapped Market

March’s program is: Women in Cannabis: An Untapped Market  Thursday, March 18, 2021  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 Women in Cannabis: An Untapped Market

The Color of Fear – Part 2

Join us for a panel discussion October 2019: the color of fear part 2 of a four part series race through eight men’s eyes Summary: The Color of Fear (Part 2) is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of The Color of Fear – Part 2

The Color of Fear – Part 1

Join us for a panel discussion September 2019: the color of fear – part I race through eight men’s eyes Join us for a screening of Part 1 of The Color of Fear, an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, The Color of Fear – Part 1

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 OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: Equitizing Marijuana

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 Tragedy on the MAX

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 Opening the Great Outdoors