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Wednesday
Nov 29
Personal Safety and De-escalation
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Class description

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. Participants will:

  • 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
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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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Monday
Jul 17
Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools
through Resolutions Northwest

Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices.

Monday and Tuesday, July 17th and 18th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

“It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. Unacceptably high school push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT.

Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.

This training focuses on Restorative Justice in schools. We particularly invite and encourage school counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers, security personnel, and those studying to work in schools.

Registration link: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/intro-to-rj-4/


Resolutions Northwest

facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

We envision inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

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Friday
Jul 21
Fight, flee, flop – or flip? Transform conflict through Aikido
Two Rivers Aikikai

Put the experience of mindful conflict resolution into your body!

When conflicts arise – perhaps racism comes up, a co-worker pushes our buttons, or we’re embroiled in family dynamics – most of us have a default setting, and it’s not necessarily the most helpful one. In this workshop, we will explore how to become more mindful in those moments so we can choose a response that is more aligned with our values and the outcomes we want to achieve. We will include physical exercises to help you access a deeper level of learning.

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art with the ultimate goal of convincing humanity that violence is not an effective means of improving society. While this is not a martial arts class, it is grounded in our belief that the lessons of Aikido can help people develop a centered, balanced and sensitive human spirit.

No martial arts experience is required. We work with participants to adapt each exercise to your own level of mobility and comfort (or you can learn by observing if you prefer).

Registration: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/aikido-2/


Resolutions Northwest

facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

We envision inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

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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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Monday
Jul 31
CANCELLED, 7/27: Practical Allyship
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

CANCELLED, 7/27

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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Tuesday
Aug 1
Reframing Racism: Learning that Leads to Action Workshop
through Center for Equity and Inclusion

Our signature workshop series is back with a special summer session! Participate with others in a transformative experience that explores how racism operates and what can be done about it. It's time to bring equity and inclusion to the forefront of conversation; personally and professionally.

Workshop consists of a 2.5 day intensive and three follow up sessions: August 1 (9-5p), August 2 (9-5p), August 3 (9-1p), with follow ups occurring on August 24, September 7 and September 14 from 6pm-9pm.

Join our summer session and register today! www.ceipdx.org/register


Center for Equity & Inclusion supports organizations and companies to eliminate disparities, advance equity, and create inclusive workplaces.

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/trauma-resiliency/

Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be restored using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in learning more about trauma-informed care and how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.


Resolutions Northwest

facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

We envision inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

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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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Friday
Aug 18
Bridging Divides with Compassionate Listening
through Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Facilitated by Joanie Levine & Yehudah Winter Aug 18th , 7-9:30 pm, Aug 19th, 10am-6pm, Aug 20th, 1-6pm Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave, Ptld OR Cost: $100 registration fee; $95-$200 at completion of workshop Trinity members: $75. Scholarships & work trades available.

Joanie & Yehudah have taught the Basics of Compassionate Listening in Java, Malaysia, Rwanda, Uganda, Israel, Palestine and throughout Oregon, plus numerous short introductions to CL, including to the Air Force National Guard,Mercy Corps and at “The Bridge” exhibit at Trinity last summer. Joanie brings her expertise in authentic movement and dance to the workshops, while Yehudah brings his skills as a facilitator with Resolutions Northwest. Both bring their skills as facilitators with the Alternatives to Violence Project. Attendees will be encouraged to form practice groups in their locales.

To register: (503) 287-8737 PayPal: alanyehudah@gmail.com or via Mail to: CL Oregon, 5707 NE 15th Ave, Ptld OR 97211

http://www.compassionatelistening.org/event/bridging-divides-with-compassionate-listening


Compassionate Listening Oregon - Communication is everything! At home or wherever you travel, people want to tell you their story. We can teach you how to listen openly, without judgement.

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Wednesday
Sep 13
Artful Facilitation for Productive, Inclusive Groups
through Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/artful-facilitation-5/


Make your meeting matter.

A 3-day workshop – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, September 13, 14, 15 – for facilitators, managers, community leaders, advocates, or anyone who is motivated to guide groups to do their best work. Learn how to understand, design for, and manage group dynamics by grounding the work in themes of inclusion, connection, and clarity of purpose.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/artful-facilitation-5/

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Tuesday
Sep 19
Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps for Youth Professional Development
through NARA Youth Center

Train facilitators to implement this curriculum in their community. Provides a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American adolescent boys (ages 13 to 21 years). Based upon Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life, and the Four Laws of Change.

24 Continuing Education Hours are available through NAADAC with this training.

Price $550.00


White Bison, Inc.
White Bison, Inc., is an American Indian non-profit charitable organization operating under the provisions of 501(c)3.

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Restorative Justice Circle Training
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark

NEW LOCATION CHANGE! Now at Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

LOCATION CHANGE! Now at The Rosewood Initiative

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining/


Bringing restorative circles into your setting – whether school, program, agency, or organization – can be a very effective way to build relationships and create a strong community, and serves as the foundation for dealing with more challenging issues as they arise. In this day-long Circle Facilitation Training we will introduce community building circles, provide experiential opportunities to plan and model, and share circle facilitation tips. We will talk about components and stages of a circle and about how to address challenges. Based on participants’ needs, we may also examine specific circles, such as re-entry circles for community members who have been excluded previously.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining/


Resolutions Northwest - Creating change. Balancing equity, privilege and power in our conversations and services.

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Reclaiming My Time: A 6-week Facilitated Dialogue about dismantling racism
Parkrose Middle School

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/rmt/


Tuesday evenings, September 19-October 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm

This dialogue series is NOT for those who want to “start a conversation” about racism! This series IS for those ready to build community to dismantle oppressive systems.

During 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings we will RECLAIM OUR TIME: Exploring how our personal and collective histories have been shaped by systems of white supremacy, anti-Blackness and the erasure of First Nation voices and experience. MIND: Identifying how these oppressive dynamics show up in our thought processes, our relationships and our organizations. VOICE: Engaging in conversations and activities that draw out the wisdom of the community, highlighting the voices of the most impacted, especially Black and First Nation women. COMMUNITY: Building relationships across racial and ethnic identities and exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, age, ability, LGBTQ+ identities, legal status, language and more. *AGENCY: Sharing, brainstorming, critiquing and refining strategies and tools for surviving and dismantling structural racism in our everyday spaces.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/rmt/

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Monday
Sep 25
Microaggressions and Implicit Bias Workshop
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

Microaggressions or Microinequities are the “unintentional or intentional slights, hurtful words, put downs and/or insults that trigger an emotional response from the person to whom it is directed.” If left unaddressed over a period of time, the impact (which are often invisible to the naked eye), can be devastating to a person’s mental and physical health with long-term consequences. In this four hour workshop, discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions:

  • What are the different types of microaggressions? What causes them? And what is the impact they have on individuals’ emotional and physical health? How about its effects on equities related to race, gender, age and sexual orientation?
  • How do we identify and address the behaviors associated with the term and how do we disrupt them when they happen?
  • Apply tools and skills to minimize the impact of microaggressions, whether you’re an unintentional perpetrator, or a bystander, or a recipient.
  • Participants will get the opportunity to learn from each other through stories, discussions and experiential activities

YWCA of Greater Portland
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
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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Friday
Sep 29
Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders
Resolutions Northwest

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-4/


By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the United States of America. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes in our communities and our workplaces.

This training intends to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just.

“This training has been so valuable for me and I will take these lessons with me for the rest of my career.”

People of any level of experience are welcome. The training will be highly interactive and will invite each of us to move through challenges and discomfort toward engagement, connection, and action.

As individuals, and an organization, that are continually striving to “walk our talk” around equity, Carlos and Teri invite you to join us for this training in the spirit of mutual exploration.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-4/

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Wednesday
Oct 4
YWCA's Opening the Door to Equity
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Institutional Equity: Shift your outcomes by shifting your systems

When you look at the outcomes of your work, are you advancing racial equity? Or are you replicating systems of racial injustice, despite your best intentions? In this workshop, we start by reviewing the difference between equity and equality. Then we introduce you to our sun model, which illustrates how your agency’s values and practices lead directly to the outcomes you are seeing. This may include external outcomes (your impact on program participants and community), your internal outcomes (within the workplace of staff and volunteers), or both. You will have a chance to apply a simple equity analysis to a key organizational issue and brainstorm actions you could take to shift toward racial equity in your outcomes.

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Wednesday
Oct 11
Equity-Informed Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/conflict-resolution-in-the-workplace-3/


In this practical and interactive training, you will gain tools to have hard conversations, say what you need to say, and listen with your whole self. Bring your questions and examples, and learn to apply these skills to keep your job while staying in your power.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/conflict-resolution-in-the-workplace-3/

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Friday
Oct 13
YWCA, Portland: Clarifying Communication Professional Development
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Learn the difference between passive, assertive, and aggressive communication.

Understand the different communication styles interculturally, and how they interact.

This session will also cover different modes and objectives of communication in the workplace.

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Saturday
Oct 14
Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Classroom 101 Professional Development - advance registration
People's Food Co-op

What is this? A professional Development Workshop for educators and school staff from all levels to learn strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom for LGBTQ+ students. Develop skills for navigating conversations and becoming an ally in your school. We will cover small, simple steps, examples of lesson plans, and opportunities to troubleshoot real classroom needs.

Who is facilitating the workshop? Instructors come from the LGBTQ+ community and have professional experience in classrooms. Tory Waggoner, Teacher, M.Ed and Sam Skye, Child and Family Therapist, MA, LPC intern. They are the co-founders of Q+, a new organization offering workshops and consulting designed for educators to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment.

Who should attend? Any educator: classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, instructional assistants, etc. If you work in a school, you are invited to attend!

What will happen at the workshop? We will cover some of the basics of working with LGBTQ+ identified folks (vocabulary, statistics, etc.). We will also spend at least half of the workshop looking at specific, manageable steps you can take back to your school on Monday, including curriculum ideas.

Why should I attend? By attending this workshop you are showing your dedication to making your classroom and school an inclusive space for all students. You will take away strategies that you can incorporate easily to make your LGBTQ+ students feel safer and supported. You will also get 4 PDUs.

When is the event? Saturday, October 14th 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Where is the event? People's Co-op community room. The room is located upstairs, but has a wheelchair lift. The day of the event we will have signs posted to help you find the room. The room itself is a large, open space with several windows. There are a couple photos of the room on the Peopele's Co-Op website http://www.peoples.coop/community-room/. It will be arranged with folding tables and folding chairs, plus a projector for the presentation. We realize that for some folks sitting in hard chairs for extended periods of time can be difficult. If you need to bring items like cushions for your comfort, please do so. If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at qpluscontact@gmail.com. We would be happy to help with you with any accessibility concerns.

How can I get there? People’s Co-op is located near the 9, 66, and 10 bus routes, as well as the Orange Max Line. Parking can sometimes busy, but usually not too difficult. There are also bike racks available.

How do I attend? Register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/44jebb8grOvCt3n52 This first workshop is only open to 20 people, so register today to secure your spot!


QPlus
Education · Portland, Oregon
Inspiring educators and professionals to bring inclusivity into everything they do. Offering training, consultation, and resources.

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Thursday
Oct 26
Interrupting Racism Actionshop - advance registration
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-6/


Imagine a world where when racism arises we take action.

Racism is all around us. It lives in the DNA of every system and institution in the United States, and here in Portland. This Actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions, and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

We’ll provide a historically and contextually grounded space to talk deeply about racism and the evolution of Racial Codes. But we won’t stop there! Simply talking about racism is not enough to dismantle the power structures that uphold the racial order. At the same time, creating systemic change requires interrupting the learned and daily behaviors that reinforce racism to move toward building healthy communities.

A note from the trainers: For many Black and Brown people in our community, nothing has changed. For others, especially for many white people, the last Presidential election and events such as the May 26 white-supremacist attack here in Portland have increased their motivation to find out what they can do. The Interrupting Racism Actionshop is not a response to these specific events. This is not a training in self-defense or nonviolent resistance. We will continue to focus the training, as we always have, on internal, interpersonal, organization, and systemic racism and the work we need to do as individuals to change these systems.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-6/


Resolutions Northwest
Social Service · Portland, Oregon
Creating change. Balancing equity, privilege and power in our conversations and services.

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Domestic Violence 101 Professional Development (YWCA of Greater Portland)
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

It's DV Awareness month !

Domestic Violence (DV) 101 offers an introduction to the underlying root causes of violence against women and gender-based violence and increases understanding of the many forms of DV and how to respond.

We will define and discuss sexism and misogyny & explore the history of the movement to end violence against women. Looking broadly at the types & general dynamics of violence against women, we will learn about domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Then we will hone in on domestic violence specifically & discuss the role of an advocate in supporting survivors of abuse.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn about the history and root causes of violence against women
  • Explore gender roles, sexism, patriarchy and misogyny in relation to violence against women
  • Discuss the importance of prevention and social change
  • Define domestic violence and understand both types and dynamics
  • Define advocacy and discuss the role of the advocate
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Wednesday
Nov 8
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/trauma-resiliency-2/

Trauma Workshop in Partnership with RNW: Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency

Would you like concrete tools to support yourself and others in responding to the trauma overwhelm of recent violent events, past violent events, and the everyday impact of racism and systemic oppression?

Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be built using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in providing trauma-informed and resiliency-focused care and learning how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/trauma-resiliency-2/

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