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Meaningful Conversations About Race

NE Coalition of Neighborhoods. 4815 NE 7th
4815 NE 7th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211, USA (map)



Who: Dialogues Unlimited presents a Workshop on Race in the U.S.

What: Explore how U.S. racial history informs the present and increase your self-awareness with two longtime activists, Karen Haberman-Trusty and Barbara O'Hare.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12.

Where: NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave. Portland, OR 97211

The training will feature:

  • Interactive exercises through guided dialogues about race
  • Plenty of time for engagement, feedback, and questions
  • Small group time

Content includes:

  • A hard-hitting session on the history of racism
  • The origins of racism and how it's been perpetuated
  • A breakdown of the resistance to racism today and actions to take after the training

Cost: $130, with limited scholarships available. Payment may be made via PayPal or check.

Sign up or ask questions: Email LKAnderson6@gmail.com

About the facilitators:
Karen participated in Freedom Summer 1964 in Mississippi. She was a staffer at SNCC in Georgia and Mississippi, graduating with a B.A. from Harvard. For five years, she organized rural white communities in Appalachia. She’s been an advocate and speaker for social justice issues since 1964. Learn more about her work at http://www.inrarefiedair.com/.

Barbara has facilitated dialogues and workshops for 20 years in Oregon and Utah, exploring the superficial differences among groups and deconstructing racism. She holds a B.S. from Portland State University.

“People who shut their eyes to reality, simply invite their own destruction.” -James Baldwin