upcoming events

Houseless in Portlandia

Join us for a panel discussion April 2019: HOUSELESS IN PORTLANDIA Late in 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presented its annual report on homelessness to Congress. Oregon ranks near the top of states in terms of the percentage of its homeless/houseless population that are living “unsheltered,” i.e. on the streets, in

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

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

SPECIAL EVENT JANUARY 22, 2018

Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up for RACE TALKS Revolution Comedy is a monthly fundraiser series fueled by the power of stand up comedy and music, hosted by Portland’s funniest rabble rouser, Andie Main! On January 22nd they’re throwing a benefit for the organization RACE TALKS, with support from the very best of the NW comedy