Back to School During COVID-19

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

Protecting Your Mental Health in the Time of COVID & Racial Upliftment

RACE TALKS is hosting its 105th forum and second month of virtual programming July’s program is:  “PROTECTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE TIME OF COVID & RACIAL UPLIFTMENT”  Featured Speaker: Dr. Shea Lott, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU and Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Avel Gordly Center for Healing  ****JULY FEATURES AFFINITY BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS**** In

An Open Dialogue: Portland Parent Union & PPS Board of Education

Join us for a panel discussion February 2020: An Open Dialogue: Portland Parent Union and Portland Public Schools Board of Education Join us for an open forum in which board and union members will participate in facilitated discussion groups to hear the concerns of parents, students, and citizens regarding equitable opportunities and outcomes for our

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Learn more about what we do. Watch this video for an introduction to RACETALKS.    Watch past RACETALKS events as recorded on our Videos page.

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

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


RACE TALKS videos now online Videos are now available to watch and share from all RACE TALKS events in 2019 from January – May. Watch now. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the upcoming program or the series in general.

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,