racism

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,

DACA, Licenses & the Wall

Join us for a panel discussion July 2019: DACA, Licenses & the Wall With Indigenous Americans now accounting for only two percent of the total population, the U.S. is truly a nation of immigrants. Since 1886, the iconic Statue of Liberty has stood as a symbol of mass immigration to our shores. A plaque at

The Effects of Racism on Mental Health

Join us for a panel discussion June 2019: The Effects of Racism on Mental Health What effects do racist incidences have on the short-term and long-term mental and physical well-being of targeted groups? Join us as we screen the segment “Place Matters” from the 2008 PBS series Unnatural Causes followed by a discussion with Shea

Overt Racism During Black History Month

Join us for a panel discussion May 2019: COINCIDENTAL or INTENTIONAL in 2019? Overt Racism During Black History Month February 2019 was Black History Month. With it came a barrage of racially inflammatory incidences including: Major fashion houses highlighting “Black face” caricatures on their fashions at runway shows; mail order “Black face” shoes from a

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

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

Don’t Shoot PDX!

Don't shoot - Black Lives Matter protest

Join us for a discussion on how connecting through grassroots efforts amplifies our influence in politics and elsewhere. GUEST SPEAKERS: Teressa Raiford, Community Organizer with Don’t Shoot PDX Glenn Waco, Artist and local youth activist Nicole Gamboa, Rose, Board Secretary of Don’t Shoot Portland Barbie Wu, Activist with Asians for Black Lives McMenamins History November

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,