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Wednesday
Nov 8, 2017
Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture 2017: Tamika Butler - RSVP required
PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park

FREE and open to the public (Eventbrite RSVP required): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ann-niles-active-transportation-lecture-2017-tamika-butler-tickets-37772742289

WHEN: November 8th (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m., please be sure to check in prior to the start time. WHERE: PSU's Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75, Ground Fl, 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland)

Tamika Butler, executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhod Land Trust, will deliver the Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture this year. She is an advocate and activist who works in support of LGBTQA rights, as well as fighting for social justice and healthy communities. She moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska, and became interested in active transportation when she met her wife. It was on bike rides that she fell in love with the city. Uniquely positioned as a queer black woman to understand what marginalized people experience every day, she brought passion, energy and intersectionality to the quest for better bicycle access as the executive director of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition. In her new role with the L.A. Neighborhood Land Trust, she continues to help address social and racial equity through building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles.

Butler is a featured speaker at the 2017 National Walking Summit in St. Paul this September, and gave the keynote at the 2016 NACTO Designing Cities conference in Seattle. Prior to leading the L.A. Bicycle Coalition, she was the director of social change strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California director. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.

READ MORE about Tamika's new role here on StreetsBlog LA "Tamika Butler to Step Down as Head of LACBC; Leaves Behind Strong Legacy of Inclusion in Transportation": http://la.streetsblog.org/2017/06/15/tamika-butler-to-step-down-as-head-of-lacbc-leaves-behind-strong-legacy-of-inclusion-in-transportation/

WATCH MORE of Tamika and view her 2016 NACTO Designing Cities keynote address: https://youtu.be/T4R7MuNBMvk

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Saturday
Sep 9, 2017
Class, Race, & the Urban Landscape (Portland Underground Grad School)
  • 4 Saturdays: September 9, 16, 23, and 30 || 10:00-11:30am
  • Location changes each week
  • $99 || 8 Student minimum; 25 maximum

From its foundation as a small, speculative settlement along the Willamette to the current gentrification and redevelopment controversies today, Portland’s urban landscape is ever-changing. Considering race and class in each gathering, this course will feature four walking conversations on the built environment of our urban landscape and how Portland came to look the way it does. Leave the course with a richer understanding of Portland’s history and the ability to further investigate how race, class, and urban development have been shaped into what it is today.


Portland Underground Grad School - Never Stop Learning.

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Saturday
Apr 29, 2017
Exploring Race and Class Intersections
Multnomah Friends Meeting House

This workshop, co-sponsored by Class Action, Social Justice Fund NW and Oregon Food Bank explores the critical link between class and race in the United States. It starts by examining the historical basis for classism and racism and then invites people to examine how race and class impacts our individual life experiences. The workshop is interactive and experiential and participants should be prepared to examine and talk about the origins of their own class backgrounds and racial identities.

The general goals of the workshop are as follows:

1. Shared understanding and framework for discussing class and race
2. Understanding how race and class have operated structurally throughout history
3. Increasing awareness of individual own racial and class identities and their impact
4. Explore steps we can take towards greater race and class equity

Cost: $25-$150 based on ability to pay.

SPACE IS LIMITED

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Monday
Nov 6, 2017
Gendering Race: Connections Between Racism & Sexism
Marylhurst University

Dr. Ayako Takamori’s teaching and research is driven by an enduring interest in how identities are negotiated and mediated across borders and in post-conflict contexts through cultural citizenship and activism. Drawing on her background in sociocultural anthropology, her work is conceived at the interdisciplinary juncture of Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, and her areas of expertise span comparative race and ethnicity, transnationalism and globalization, nationalism and multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, and media and visual cultures. She is also trained in documentary film and video production. From 2011-2013, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tokyo through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her aim as an educator is to forge pathways of social justice and belonging for students, in which higher education provides students with tools to strengthen communities and dismantle existing systems of inequality.

The Marylhurst Speaker Series is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts.

VENUE: The Old Library, BP John Admin Bldg, Marylhurst University

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Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon
SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

Although census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists that we are one of the whitest states in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

This is the focus of Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon, a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew on Thursday, October 26th at 10 am at SE Uplift Building 3534 SE Main St Portland, Or 97214. This program is hosted by SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Drew is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses on racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. She earned her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago and has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television & New Media, and Tourism & Cultural Change.

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Sunday
Oct 8, 2017
Race and Resistance in Early Twentieth Century Oregon
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

Presented by Dr. Kimberly Jensen and Jo Ogden.

Like the United States as a whole and many other nations, the state of Oregon has a long history of linking economic, political, and cultural rights — or lack thereof — to the race associated with a person or group of people. Race, a human power relation, orders access to wealth and power to people defined as White, at the expense of others. Such generalization, however, obscures the complexity and the many individual stories that can help us understand the ongoing impact of race and the struggles against it today. Join us as we delve into this history by exploring broad themes and specific incidences of ways people enacted and resisted race-based policies from one time period: Oregon in the early twentieth century.

Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War, Oregon's Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism, and "'Women's Positive Duty to Participate': The Practice of Female Citizenship in Oregon and the Expanding Surveillance State During the First World War and its Aftermath" in the Summer 2017 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

Johanna Ogden is an independent Portland historian. She is author of "Race, Labor, and Getting Out the Harvest: The Bracero Program in World War II Hood River, Oregon," in Memory, Community, and Activism – Mexican Migration and Labor in the Pacific Northwest, Michigan State University Press, and "Ghadar: Historical Silences and Notions of Belonging," the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Summer 2012 issue. Her upcoming book, India's Oregon Trail: Ghadar, Thind and the Struggle for Belonging, is set for publication in fall 2018 by University of Washington Press.

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Friday
Mar 16
Racial Equity Exploration: A Theatrical, Interactive Experience
Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97206

We invite you to continue your racial equity journey...

Drawing upon popular education, Theater of the Oppressed, and critical race theory models, we will collectively create a container for deeper learning. Together, we will unpack theoretical frameworks and gain practical tools for deepening our shared commitment to racial equity. No previous theater experience necessary.

Because we work on the intersectionality of equity, our work is heavily trauma-informed. We recognize racism as traumatic, in terms of historical trauma and internalized oppression, and as a root cause of many other inequities that result in trauma. Our co-facilitator team will strive to carry the emotional labor and burden of this work during the workshop. As people of color, we are often asked by white folks to explain equity and racism, which exploits our lived experiences and in extreme cases fetishizes those experiences; we recognize this as oppression, and do not allow for it in our workshops. However, we as your facilitators welcome your questions, welcome hard conversations, and invite you fully participate without hesitation.

In this workshop we will:

  • Recognize how racism is operationalized and baked into our laws and social policies

  • Develop a framework for understanding how race and racism operate both in our systems and our individual lives

Learning goals:

  • How to recognize moments of oppression

  • Practice interrupting oppression

  • Learn how to use equity, diversity, and inclusion language responsibly

Snacks and beverages provided. Ample free parking.

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Thursday
Apr 5
Social Justice Training: Developing Inclusive Practices
YWCA of Greater Portland

COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Power Dynamics, Race and Culture
  • Internalized Racism and The White Gaze
  • Inclusive Practice – Pragmatic answers to Organizational Issues
  • Effective outreach models, partnerships, other alternatives

Regarding each topic we will go down to very specific topics, like perceived microaggressions, tokenism, appropriation, and other manifestations of structural power dynamics that play out daily in our workplace with co-workers and when working with clients/service users. The first two parts outline the specific dynamics that occur in non-profit and other practices, and the last part addresses questions raised in the beginning about practice.

Instead of traditional outreach and organizational models, the training discusses alternative ones like accessibility, and collaborative partnerships that are culturally appropriate.

Presented by: Anna Vo Anna Vo (they/their/theirs) has lectured on inclusion, race, and social justice on four continents, with the outcomes of affecting institutional and organizational change. A native Vietnamese speaker, experienced youth worker, programmer and educator focusing on the empowerment of young people, students and People of Color. In the three years they have resided in Portland and the USA, they have professionally trained staff from over 100 organizations in Oregon around Inclusion, Trauma-Informed Care, Restorative Justice, Inter-cultural Communication, and STEM and Art Practices. In the past they have lived in 8 countries. and previously taught workshops regarding cultural inclusion and working with asylum seekers at the Alice Salomon University for Social Work in Berlin, Germany.

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Saturday
Feb 17
White Ally Toolkit
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver

Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community?

Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors.

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping these allies have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem.

Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills to advance racial equity.

Event Details:

  • Sponsor: Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
  • Dr. David Campt was an advisor on race to the White House during the Clinton Administration. He is a national speaker & expert on topics of inclusion, equity, conflict resolution & dialogue.

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this three-hour interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills for using your own racial background as a tool to advance racial equity.

Dr. David Campt worked for the White House on the Clinton Administration’s Commission on Race. He is a national expert on dialogue and race relations. He was called to Charlottesville after the violence there this summer. www.whiteallytoolkit.com

Questions: 206-849-9170

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Tuesday
Feb 20
White Ally Toolkit
First Unitarian, 1211 SW Main

Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community?

Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors.

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this three-hour interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills for using your own racial background as a tool to advance racial equity.

More info & tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/white-ally-toolkit-pdx-tickets-portland-YD9Z6T

Dr. David Campt worked for the White House on the Clinton Administration’s Commission on Race. He is a national expert on dialogue and race relations. He was called to Charlottesville after the violence there this summer. www.whiteallytoolkit.com

Questions: 206-849-9170

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Saturday
Feb 17
White Ally Toolkit 201: Deepening your ally skills
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver

Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community?

Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors.

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping these allies have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem.

Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills to advance racial equity.

Event Details:

  • Sponsor: Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
  • Dr. David Campt was an advisor on race to the White House during the Clinton Administration. He is a national speaker & expert on topics of inclusion, equity, conflict resolution & dialogue.

201 is for those who have already taken 101 in December or in the morning of February 17.

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this three-hour interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills for using your own racial background as a tool to advance racial equity.

Dr. David Campt worked for the White House on the Clinton Administration’s Commission on Race. He is a national expert on dialogue and race relations. He was called to Charlottesville after the violence there this summer. www.whiteallytoolkit.com

Questions: 206-849-9170

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Saturday
Jun 9
White Ally Toolkit workshop with David Campt
First Congregational United Church of Christ

Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community? Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors. The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping these allies have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem.

Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills to advance racial equity.

Event Details: Sponsor: First Congregational United Church of Christ Dr. David Campt was an advisor on race to the White House during the Clinton Administration. He is a national speaker & expert on topics of inclusion, equity, conflict resolution & dialogue.

www.whiteallytoolkit.com

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Sunday
Feb 18
White Ally Toolkit--free event
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver

There is no evidence of this event on the UU Vancouver events page - https://www.uucvan.org/index.php/news-events/events-calendar-btl

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this free sermon by David Campt introduces the basics of this project.

Dr. David Campt worked for the White House on the Clinton Administration’s Commission on Race. He is a national expert on dialogue and race relations. He was called to Charlottesville after the violence there this summer. www.whiteallytoolkit.com

Questions: 206-849-9170

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