A 6-week Facilitated Dialogue. Title Inspired by Auntie Maxine Waters.
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.
Acknowledging that People of Color carry the burden of emotional and intellectual labor in conversations about racism in the US, we are offering this series *free-of-charge to People of Color.* We ask that white participants pay as much as they are able of the full program fee.
Please Register: Space is limited.
Schedule: Tuesday evenings, Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Location: Parkrose Middle School 11800 NE Shaver Street Portland, OR 97220