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 … Women in Cannabis: An Untapped Market
Take our quiz to find out! Answer the eight question quiz below and count your “yes” answers to find out your RACE TALKS IQ. 1. Are you a BIPOC ? 2. Do you actively live or socialize with BIPOC Communities? 3. Have you experienced being the only person of your ethnicity in the room on … What’s Your RACE TALKS IQ?
(Updated to include event video) RACE TALKS is hosting its 108th forum and 4th month of virtual programming. October’s program is: Engaging Democracy This is our third time hosting this particular forum, which highlights BIPOC staffers in government and BIPOC community advocacy organizations. No elected officials on the panel. Staffers will be highlighted on the … ENGAGING DEMOCRACY
(Updated to include event video) Join us for a panel discussion March 2020: The Census: What It Is and Isn’t The U.S. census dates back to 1790 and has been taken at the end of every decade since. Join us to learn the history of census taking, including the ramifications for going uncounted and get … The Census — What It Is and Isn’t
Join us for a panel discussion February 2019: ENGAGING DEMOCRACY The 2018 mid-term elections saw a record number of voters turn out to change the face of politics with the historic inclusion of more women and People of Color from the local to the federal levels. Join RACE TALKS as we kick off our 9th … ENGAGING DEMOCRACY
Over 650 people attended RACE TALKS’ first Candidate Forum for Portland’s City Council Position 3 seat. JoAnn Hardesty, Civil Rights Activist and Former Oregon State Representative or Loretta Smith, a current Multnomah County Commissioner, will be the first African American female Portland City Council Member. They discussed their vision for Portland at this historic event. … Watch Now: RACE TALKS’ first Candidate Forum
Join us for our first program of 2018: SISTAHS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES Women of Color in the Social Justice Movement Women have always been at the forefront of the social justice movement. TIME Magazine recognized as its 2017 Person of the Year women who spoke up about sexual assault and helped spur what … SISTAHS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
Experienced Women of Color In the Workplace Women-of-color managers and professionals describe barriers to their advancement as a “concrete ceiling,” as opposed to the “glass ceiling” for White females and Men of Color. Not only is the “concrete ceiling” more difficult to penetrate, Women of Color say they can’t see through it to glimpse the … WOC in the Workplace