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Hate and Bias Response

The Community Counseling Center, in partnership with the Graduate School’s Center for Community Engagement, has received grant funding from the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate.

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This grant has enabled the Counseling Center to serve as a primary point of contact for persons victimized by hate and bias, and the Center for Community Engagement to offer a series of 15 workshops that will provide attendees with the information, skills, and resources necessary to support their actions in resistance to hate and bias. All workshops are free and open to the public.

Workshop Series: Portland United Against Hate

March 2nd, 2018

March 24th, 2018

March 31st, 2018

April 7th, 2018

April 18th, 2018

View all upcoming workshops in Lewis & Clark’s Portland United Against Hate series.

Please contact the Center for Community Engagement at or 503-768-6040 with any questions regarding this workshop series.

Upcoming Anti-Hate Events, Activities, and Happenings in the Portland area

Compiled from community events by Portland United Against Hate. For more information, contact them at 503.823.2294 or at

Feb 1: Elements of Reclamation (Free)
Cultural Activity: This month’s inaugural art exhibit, Elements of Reclamation, at Ori Gallery features five black artists—Lisa Jarrett, Sidony O’Neal, Intisar Abioto, Melanie Stevens, and Maya Vivas—in a show that “encompasses place, culture, and community, past, present, and future.”

Feb 3: We Are All Oregon Potluck (Free)
Event: We Are All America campaign works to uphold and strengthen our nation’s commitment to welcome and protect those seeking freedom, safety and refuge in the United States.

Feb 8: Attica Prison Uprising and Why it Matters Today (Free)
Lecture: In 1971, nearly 1300 men took over Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York demanding more humane conditions. Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy will share this powerful legacy and ask us to rethink our nation’s criminal justice system.

Feb 8: Understanding Oppression (Free-$60)
Workshop: A theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control.

Feb 9: Palestinian Embroidery 101 ($30-40)
Cultural Activity: In this 4-hour workshop, students will learn how to embroider, Palestinian style! Embroidery represents more than just a village craft of old Palestine — it became the primary form of communication for Palestinian women who used needlework as a way to express their opinions, share their stories, and document their protest of occupation, war and violence.

Feb 10: Friend, Neighbor, Ally: Community Response and Supportive Engagement with those Targeted by Hate and Bias (Free)
Discussion: This panel discussion event will provide attendees with information about instances of hate and bias that communities in the Portland area are experiencing through the sharing of data and case stories.

Feb 10: Native Gathering Garden Planting (Free)
Cultural Activity:  A first of its kind effort in Portland to landscape the Native Gathering Garden with plants that are culturally significant for food and medicine to area indigenous communities. Lunch and all tools provided. 

Feb 11: Civil Rights, Then and Now (Free)
Panel: Learn about the connections between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s/1970s and the social justice movements that are currently occurring. Panelists will discuss how things have changed, how they have stayed the same, and what audience members can do to get involved.

Feb 12: Keaton Otis Vigil (Free)
Event: Monthly event to honor and demand justice for Keaton Otis, a young black man that was killed by police in 2010.

Feb 13: Meeting the Challenge of American Immigration (Free)
Discussion: Discussion with Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, will focus on the role of culture and values in America’s immigration debate, and how diverse communities work to make America a welcome place for long-established citizens and new arrivals alike.

Feb 15: Activating Cultural Empathy (Free-$60)
Workshop: We often fail to recognize how our own culture interferes with our ability to truly recognize and honor people of many backgrounds. Participants will learn about cultural empathy, first gaining knowledge about what it is, and then practicing methods to increase cultural empathy through sharing stories, perspective taking, and empathetic journeys.

Feb 16: Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces (Free)
Skill Training: 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.

Feb 18: Black History and Culture Trivia Night ($10)
Event: Test your knowledge of African American history and culture. Prizes for the winning team, fun & fellowship for all!

Feb 19: Ally Conversation Toolkit Workshop ($30)
Workshop: Gain the tools and skills to effectively engage with people who don’t think racism is real. Led by Dr. David Campt, the creator of the White Ally Toolkit.

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    Center Location
    4445 SW Barbur Boulevard
    Portland, OR 97239


    Center Director
    Justin Henderson, Ph.D.