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Continuing Education

Reframing Racism: Language and Tools for Advancing Equity

Date: May 2 Location: Center for Equity and Inclusion

Center for Equity and Inclusion

What can I do? It’s a common question heard from people of color and white folks in response to racial events that consistently show up in the news, and occur in our own communities.

In response, the Center for Equity and Inclusion has put together Reframing Racism. This transformative program is designed to help us become a community of more racially conscious, culturally competent individuals who understand how racism operates—and what we can do about it.

During this training series, participants will:

  • Explore how race was constructed
  • Build a racial vocabulary
  • Analyze current events
  • Practice communicating cross-culturally
  • Develop an equity toolkit
  • Make a plan for advancing equity

This series consists of a 2.5 day kickoff training and 3 follow-up sessions. Trainings and follow-up sessions are held monthly in Southwest Portland.

Three grant supported scholarships for this series will be available under the Portland United Against Hate training series project.

Details & Registration

Dates and Times: 
Session A: May 2-4, 2018
Wednesday (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), Thursday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Friday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) with follow-ups occurring on May 23, June 6 and June 20

Session B: May 18-20, 2018
Friday (5 p.m.-9 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sunday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) with follow-ups occurring on June 5, June 19, and July 20

Please contact the Center for Community Engagement for more information at


  • This project is supported by the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate. The content is solely the responsibility of the grantee and does not necessarily represent the official views of the City of Portland.


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