upcoming events

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

RACE TALKS is hosting its 104th forum and second month of virtual programming July’s program is:  “PROTECTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE TIME OF COVID & RACIAL UPLIFTMENT”  Dr. Shea Lott, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU and Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Avel Gordly Center for Healing    ****JULY FEATURES NEW BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS**** In July,

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

100th RACE TALKS: The Color of Fear – The Final Segment

Join us for a panel discussion January 2020: the color of fear part 4 of a four part series race through eight men’s eyes Summary: The Color of Fear (Part 2 of the film) is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North

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

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,

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

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

Save the Dates for these RACE TALKS forums

August 13th Implications of RACE & WATER September 10th Do Black Lives Really Matter? October 8th Falling Through the Cracks: POC & Healthcare November 12th Respecting Indigenous treaties, Lands and Waters

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