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Racial Equity Exploration: A Theatrical, Interactive Experience

Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97206
7211 SE 62nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206, US (map)

Questions? Email: innerworkouterplay@gmail.com and/or jess@thomkeconsulting.com



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.