RACE TALKS Event Format & Ticket Options
While most RACE TALKS events are free to the public, some events do require tickets. We are aware of the financial challenges that many in our community face so we created the Community Supported Tickets Program to minimize this cost. Community Supported Tickets are available upon request for students, elders, and anyone who identifies as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA2S+, as well as students and seniors (65+).Learn More
RACE TALKS monthly forums are uniquely focused around race dialogues that lift up the voices and experiences of marginalized communities.
Our in-person and virtual panels emphasize inclusion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals — industry experts, advocates, and community members — who share their personal testimony about a historical or contemporary experience through the lens of race and racism. Our panels highlight BIPOC-led and serving organizations and elevate individuals and organizations who lack funding and support by creating an opportunity to be supported.
During the first hour of our forums, we focus on the experiences of our panelists who share their personal stories of race and racism. Afterward (in the second hour), we break out into groups (virtual breakout rooms or in-person by table) with a RACE TALKS facilitator who lead small group discussions with questions centered around the panel presentation. These discussions can lead to life-long friendships and continuing dialogue between groups of people who had previously grown accustom to talking about each other instead of to each other.
For over a decade, RACE TALKS held its monthly community forums in the McMenamin’s Kennedy School gym on the second Tuesday evening of the month. In 2020, due to COVID, RACE TALKS transitioned to virtual forums held on the third Thursday of the month. Both conversation forums (in person and virtual) are free to the public. Donations are always appreciated and strongly encouraged.
RACE TALKS is the anti-cancel culture space. You won’t get cancelled for saying the wrong thing because the space is for learning and making mistakes. It’s implied in the Ground Rules that you’re going to mess up.— In-person Forum, Pre-COVID
We are asking for a suggested $25 donation for general admission to each of our monthly programs. For a virtual forum, you will need one ticket per household. When we switch back to in-person, it will be $25 per adult. If that is not accessible, we offer a limited number of sliding scale tickets that range from $5 – $20.
We are pleased to announce free, community-supported tickets.
Community-supported tickets are available to:
- Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)
- Seniors (65+)
How to Get Your Community Supported Ticket
These tickets require a verification process which takes about 5 business days after your submission. There is no same-day event availability for community-supported tickets, so make sure to find out if you qualify for tickets in advance. To find out if you qualify follow these steps:
- Fill out the application form below.
- Once you receive approval, you can RSVP for the event you’d like to attend using the Community Supported Ticket option.
Support RACE TALKS Community Ticket Program
Looking for ways to use your privilege? Support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA2S+, Students, Seniors (65+) by donating to the RACE TALKS Community Supported Tickets Program. Your contribution will be used to help members of our community attend an upcoming RACE TALKS event.