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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

Back to School During COVID-19

(Updated to include event video) 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

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

(Updated to include event video) 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

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

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

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