Portland United Against Hate
Under a grant received by the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations, the Center for Community Engagement announced Portland United Against Hate, a series of 15 workshops offered between February and June 2018.
Free and open to the public, these workshops provided attendees with the information, skills and resources necessary to support their actions in resistance to hate and bias.
Future programing under this project will be announced as funding becomes available. You can view a listing of past trainings and topic areas below.
Please contact the Center for Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-768-6040 with any questions.
Past 2018 Workshops and Presentations:
Saturday, February 10, 2018 1-5 p.m.
Friend, Neighbor, Ally: Community Response and Supportive Engagement with those Targeted by Hate and Bias. Panelists will include:
- Michael Braxton, MBA, MSW, CADC III, CGAC I, CRM, CSWA, Executive Director of the Empowerment Clinic Inc
- Jaboa Lake, MS ABD, Graduate Research Assistant/Doctoral Student, Applied Social Psychology, Portland State University
- Shweta Moorthy, Researcher, Coalition of Communities of Color
- Karin Moscon, Civil Rights Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Education
- Moderated by Janet Steverson, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Lewis & Clark College
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recognizing and Responding to Hate/Bias: Counselors as Points of Contact and Agents of Change, Teresa McDowell, EdD, LMFT, Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
“I’m Scared and Angry”: Using Neuroscience and Intercultural Skills to Engage Effectively, Cheryl Forster, PsyD, Therapist, Supervisor, and Coordinator of Diversity and the Psychology Internship, Center for Student Health and Counseling, Portland State University, Owner and Intercultural Trainer at Bookmark Connections.
Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward, Jenn Burleton, TransActive Gender Center
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
The Origins and Mutations of Racism: Understanding History to Change the Future, Reiko Hillyer, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Lewis & Clark College
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Places of Remembrance: Legislation and Human Rights in the Third Reich and the U.S. Today, April Slabosheski, MA, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Friday, April 27, 2018, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Hearing in Silence & Listening Past Noise: Creating a Foundation for Advocacy at First Contact, Meg Garvin, MA, JD, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute
May 2-4 (Session A), May 18-20 (Session B) 2018
Reframing Racism: Language and Tools for Advancing Equity, Center for Equity and Inclusion
Friday, May 4, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Acting as Partners in Resistance to Ableism and Violence, Patricia Berne, Co-Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Sins Invalid
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Anti-Discrimination Response Training (ART): A Social-Emotional Learning Workshop for Active Listening, Lina Darwich, PhD, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and Adam Zarakov, MA, MAT, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Trillium Public Charter School
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Connecting Across Differences: Moving Beyond Hate, Indifference, and Tolerance with Intercultural Communication, Cheryl Forster, PsyD, Therapist, Supervisor, and Coordinator of Diversity and the Psychology Internship, Center for Student Health and Counseling, Portland State University, Owner and Intercultural Trainer at Bookmark Connections.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:30-8 p.m.
Knowledge is Power: Your Legal Rights in a Time of Uncertainty, Aliza Kaplan, JD, Professor of Law, Director, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic, Lewis & Clark Law School
Friday, June 8, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Intersections of Hate: Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF), the Alt-Right and Extremist Ideology, Jenn Burleton, TransActive Gender Center
Friday, June 15, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Interrupting Injustice: Teachable Moments, John Lenssen, Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon and Lewis & Clark College, and Hector Roche, Consultant, former Senior Equity Manager, Portland Public Schools
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Managing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, Evan Dumas, MA, Support Coordinator, Oregon Counseling Association, Burnout Counselor and Mental Health Humorist
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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