Mediators of Color Virtual Gathering

Starts: 2020-10-17 12:00:00 | Ends: 2020-10-19 18:30:00

Connect and collaborate with mediators and peacemakers from across the state!

This 2-day training will cover the following topics:

  • Balancing power imbalance
  • How to co- particularly as POC if co-ing with white mediator
  • How to address microaggressions
  • Credentialing and what it would mean for folx of color
  • How to support each other as mediators of color
  • How to interrupt and when in regards to equity
  • How do we heal from past traumas as POC
  • How to address white supremacy
  • Addressing how white supremacy shows up in systems including mediation
  • How does trauma show up in the mediator
  • Addressing cultural differences

Saturday, October 17th, 12-4:30pm

Two sessions: community for first half then featured panelists for second half

Monday, October 19th, 4:30-6:30pm

One session: skill building and mocks

This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here. Ways you could participate:

  • Computer with camera and good internet access
  • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply)
  • Or you can join via phone only

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Event Organizers

Sunsong (They/Them)Sunsong (They/Them) is a transplant to Portland: Born in Ohio and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. They moved to Portland in December of 1995 immediately from their experience attending Oberlin College. They started life in Portland as performer for Imago Theater; and worked in social services with developmentally disabled adults.  As a queer polyamorous mixed race intersexed person, they bring both lived experience as well as experience from a background working with Target communities to their work, especially in their recent time as an advocate and case manager for houseless youth. They have assisted and co-led trainings on racial and social justice. Before being hired on full time worked as a contractor doing mediations at Resolutions Northwest. They were a past equity informed mediation cohort member and have a dedication to building bridges across communities.


2020-10-17 12:00:00

2020-10-19 18:30:00

Lead Organizer

Sunsong Firedancer



Mediators of Color Virtual Gathering

Sunsong Firedancer

2020-10-17 12:00:00

2020-10-19 18:30:00
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