Starts: June 4, 2020 2:30 pm | Ends: June 4, 2020 4:30 pm
Are you forced to make tough decisions right now? Are you afraid of falling into the same old patterns of inequity?
The COVID virus acts as an amplifier of every injustice that is built into our systems. As leaders, times of crisis like these offer the temptation to default to the way things have always been done – and the opportunity to transform your outcomes now and into the future.
Come together with other decision-makers to:
- Share how it feels to be leading in this impossible moment
- Reflect on who is being most impacted
- Notice how white supremacy is showing up in your workplace – or inside you – and discover ways you can shift
This dialogue is designed for board members, executives, and others who are making decisions for your organizations. Don’t expect a packaged training or a businesslike strategy session. Instead, this will be a facilitated conversation for folks who have a good grasp of white supremacy and have begun to implement racial equity in their organizations. We plan to keep the focus on healing dialogue, offered in a spirit of love and justice. You will walk away with something you can apply to your work…and it might not be what you expected!
“It felt really honest and without pretenses.”
“[Most significant for me were] the breakout rooms, being in community with POC’s.”
“I had a major “ah-ha” in the white affinity group around communication and community.”
“The space for reflection allowed me space to identify and acknowledge the ways that white supremacy culture is showing up in some of our covid decision making.”
Thursday, June 4, from 2:30-4:30 pm
- Computer with camera and good internet access
- Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply)
- If need be, you can join via phone only
The fee for this workshop is $95. We welcome everyone, and we ask each person to pay what you are able.
Space is limited. Register now
Carrie FuentesCarrie Fuentes (she/her/sometimes Queen) is a Xicana Fat Femme, born in Los Angeles and raised in Portland. Carrie has been working within local fat and queer community for over 10 years and working towards racial liberation since she learned about inequity from a very early age. As a trainer, consultant and facilitator Carrie uses humor and direct communication as key components to making difficult topics more accessible to folks.
Jae R. TaiI spent the first part of my professional career navigating work in digital media and tv/film production in the competitive regions of New York and Los Angeles. My work experience ranges from on-camera talent to production behind-the-scenes. My positions include; principal roles in a Spike Lee Joint, and It’s Your Nature.org; Associate Producer for Cisco and Disney Planet Challenge. These days my focus is exposing my children to an environment with a balanced racial narrative. Since returning to Portland, I have worked with Self Enhancement Inc. and taken a more active role in race relations by working with Resolutions NW as a race dialogue facilitator. Tiny Tech Academy supports my desire for creativity and social change. Learn more: tinytechacademy.com
Teri PiersonTeri (she/her) has been training on topics related to racial and social justice for almost 30 years, and she has been a professional facilitator for about 15 years. Her work as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator at Resolutions Northwest and in private practice supports individuals and organizations to develop the will and capacity to bring their outcomes in line with their values, particularly around racial equity. As a white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is always up against her own learning edge in working for racial justice. She draws inspiration from her fabulous colleagues and from her practice of aikido, a Japanese martial art.
June 4, 2020 2:30 pm
June 4, 2020 4:30 pm
VENUEWhite supremacy culture: A healing dialogue for executives and decision-makers
June 4, 2020 2:30 pm
June 4, 2020 4:30 pm