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Tuesday
Aug 8
How Perceptions Affect Workplace Interactions
Brentwood Darlington Community Center

Given that we are all “diverse” individuals, with upbringings that are affected by different socio-economics, ethnic cultures, regions, religions, politics and other ideologies, we see the world through different “lenses.” Therefore when we interact with people who have different worldviews than ours, we tend to think of them as “difficult,” “strange,” or even “weird.” In this two hour facilitated session, participants will gain an understanding of how our lenses, or “perceptions” affect how we view the world and therefore impact the interactions we have with our colleagues and customers.

Presented by Lillian Tsai, founder of TsaiComms

Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award winner Lillian A. Tsai specializes in the facilitation, training, design and implementation of cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies and programs. She also specializes in coaching people of color and managers of minorities. Prior to starting TsaiComms in 2002, she spent 25 years in global high tech marketing and communications, which included an expatriate Global Director of Corporate Marketing assignment in Stuttgart, Germany.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Monday
Jul 31
Practical Allyship
YWCA of Greater Portland

Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces
Taborspace

As tensions flare and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore what inhibits us from interrupting hate. Learn how to overcome those inhibitions and practice skills for becoming a strong ally for all those targeted in today’s hostile climate. Using tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from the foundational text: Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

Be sure to register at https://www.ywcapdx.org/interrupting-hate-public-spaces/


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Wednesday
Apr 12
Dismantling Racism
YWCA of Greater Portland

In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Safety Planning and Adovcacy Skills
7211 SE 62nd Ave

Attendees will learn and practice advocacy skills vital to supporting survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault. Using real-life scenarios, we will work in small groups to apply these learned skills in crisis response situations & when creating safety plans. Discussions will also include healthy boundaries & tips for working with survivors.

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Thursday
Apr 27
How to Identify, Understand and Disrupt Microaggressions
through Taborspace

Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

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Thursday
May 25
Self Care in the Workplace
YWCA of Greater Portland

The class will provide current self-care research, theories, and techniques to improve ways we manage stress to improve our skills as professionals and improve general quality of life.

Participants will engage in the presentation through sharing experiences and techniques that have affected their stress. Participants will be asked to engage in mindfulness techniques and other stress reduction practices.

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Wednesday
May 31
Dynamics of Poverty
YWCA of Greater Portland

This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status). We will also explore the significance of the federal poverty line and social attitudes toward the poor and their implications for people living in poverty.

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Tuesday
Jun 6
Dismantling Racism
YWCA of Greater Portland

Workshop Objectives: Understand racism in a historical and current context Learn about white privilege Develop knowledge of institutional racism Address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society

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Wednesday
Jun 14
Understanding Oppression
YWCA of Greater Portland

This workshop provides a theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control. We will capitalize on participant knowledge to establish a working understanding of oppression and draw on participant interests and roles to equip participants to work more effectively for social justice.

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Tuesday
Jun 20
Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
YWCA of Greater Portland

Using examples of historical and present state sanctioned violence, we explore the broader impact that exclusionary practices impact the way LGBTQ survivors may experience barriers with identifying violence and when seeking supportive resources in the community.This workshop aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of the nuanced ways intimate partner violence shows up and is exacerbated within LGBTQ relationships, as well as some tangible considerations to adopt when providing support to survivors.

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Thursday
Jul 13
CANCELLED: Personal Safety and De-Escalation
Brentwood Darlington Community Center

CANCELLED: JULY 11, 2017. FB PAGE DELETED

Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation. Discussion is designed to help people identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and to explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence. Emphasis is placed on options, not rigid safety rules. No physical self-defense skills will be taught in this workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why intuition is the first line of personal safety
  • Connect the importance of assertiveness to personal safety
  • Learn skills to de-escalate someone
  • Identify non-physical options for escape

Be sure to register at: https://www.ywcapdx.org/personal-safety-de-escalation/

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