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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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Monday
May 29, 2017
Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Oral Histories
Irvington Covenant Church

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 - www.vanportmosaic.org LOST CITY, LIVING MEMORIES: VANPORT THROUGH THE VOICES OF ITS RESIDENTS

Join us for TWO SCREENINGS of the latest short documentaries part of Vanport Mosaic on-going oral history project, now in its third year. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of community-produced short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.

Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited and RSVP is strongly recommended. Donations are gladly accepted at the door.

TWO SCREENINGS: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:30pm Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 North Vancouver Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0527.eventbrite.com/

Monday, May 29, 2017 6pm Irvington Covenant Church 4003 Northeast Grand Avenue , Portland, OR 97212 With special guest Shalanda Sims, director of Vanport, The Musical, performing a few songs from the play. RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0529.eventbrite.com/

A community-based initiative directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Production Manager: Meredith Lawrence. In collaboration with A Fourth Act, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center.


This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. Full program at www.vanportmosaic.org

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Tuesday
Jun 27, 2017
The Transgender Justice Fundraiser (Basic Rights Oregon)
TBD

LOCATION CHANGE: 1735 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3500, United States

Over the last few years, Basic Rights Oregon's transgender justice program has won amazing gains for transgender Oregonians, including transgender health care through the Oregon Health Plan, an updated insurance bulletin to prevent discrimination in the health insurance market, and the recent passage of HB 2673A, a bill to streamline the process for transgender Oregonians to update their name and gender on their Oregon birth certificates.

Basic Rights Oregon board members Brook Shelley and Rowan Everard invite transgender community members to a special event to hear more about our transgender justice and racial justice programs and how community members can support them. Also hosting are Diane Hames, Rhodes Perry, and Linda Brown.

Food and beer will be provided. Come meet other community members, hear where our transgender and racial justice programs are headed, and learn how you can support our continuing work! All gifts are appreciated, no matter how large or small.

To register for the event, please visit: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3895


Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

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Wednesday
Jul 5, 2017
Just Transition Workshop
Central Lutheran Church

RSVP Here: http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/july5_pjet_training

Fighting climate change requires transitioning from one system to another. But how do we make sure this transition will provide opportunities for workers now dependent on the extractive fossil fuel economy, or will rectify ongoing environmental injustice?

The Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative provides an opportunity to significantly improve climate and racial justice work in Portland. This initiative would fund the rapid expansion of solarization and weatherization in Portland, with a focus on job creation and inclusion for communities of color, workers, and others too often left out of planning and leading the clean energy economy. Our training will provide details on the initiative as well as provide an opportunity to get your questions answered. This training is the first to educate and motivate community members to help us enact this measure.

The first hour will contain a "climate justice 101" training and information regarding the PJET campaign, and the last half hour will be a Q&A and information for how to participants can talk with their friends, neighbors and other community members and encourage their support.

Join us on July 5th, 7:00-8:30 PM where Portland NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty will lead the evening's discussion and training on how you can get involved in the important work that lies ahead.


350pdx is the Portland, Oregon, local of 350.org; working locally to grow the global climate movement. Sign up at www.350pdx.org

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Friday
Jul 21, 2017
Streets to Stage: How Law Enforcement Is Learning From Theatre - Friday...
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

The frequent and ongoing conflicts between police and communities of color have scarred countless families, neighborhoods, and cities across the country, including here in Oregon. However, a Portland theatre company and local law enforcement have collaborated on a unique response to help the Portland community to heal and connect. Through the August Wilson Red Door Project’s continuous productions of The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments, actor and director Kevin Jones and his cast have ignited a conversation on racial justice that resonates deeply with many Portlanders-- including communities of color and the local police department. Join us as Kevin Jones of the August Wilson Red Door Project and Captain Robert Day of the Portland Police Training Division share the stage to discuss this production, its impact on both law enforcement and community, and this amazing partnership that began with a monologue.

This conversation will be moderated by Dmae Roberts, two-time Peabody Award winning radio artist & writer, and co-founder of MediaRites and Theatre Diaspora.

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Tuesday
Aug 8, 2017
Basic Rights Oregon's Front & Center, a benefit featuring queer and trans artists of color!
Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison

Basic Rights Oregon and our friends at the Artists Repertory Theater invite you to Front and Center, a performance benefit featuring queer and trans artists of color! The evening's performances will run the gamut of performance art, spoken word, singing, and dancing. All proceeds from the evening will go to fund the racial justice and transgender justice programs at Basic Rights Oregon.

This year our headliner will be Monica 'Spirit' McIntyre (Spirit-They-Them), a Cellist, Vocalist, Lyricist, Wellness Advocate, Sound Healer, Reiki Practitioner, Artist & Black Excellent -- promoting empowerment and healing by any medium necessary. Spirit believes in the power of vulnerability, breath, creating intentional artistic relationships, honoring lovability, being seen/seeing, and growing compassionately through tight places to find authentic expansion. Healing affirmations, meticulous storytelling, self-love and metaphor saturate their lyrics. They use their voice and cello to seamlessly genre blend -- Blues, Soul, Folk, Classical, Reggae and other Diasporic sounds mix into an unforgettable musical landscape.

Early bird tickets are $20, or you can pay at the door for $25.

No one will be turned away from the event due to an inability to pay. If you require a comp ticket, please visit the ticket link to request one. You can also sponsor a ticket for someone else to attend!

This event is ADA accessible and ASL interpreted.

Proudly sponsored by The Quest Center.


Basic Rights Oregon -

Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

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Saturday
Nov 11, 2017
Meaningful Conversations About Race
through NE Coalition of Neighborhoods. 4815 NE 7th

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

Why:
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

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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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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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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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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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