Category Archives: upcoming events

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Shoot PDX!

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, […]