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Understanding and Dismantling Racism
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Understanding and Dismantling Racism

When: April 30th, 2020
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: The Portland Building
1120 SW 5th Ave
Portland, Oregon  97201
United States
Contact: Amanda Parsons

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THIS WORKSHOP has been postponed and will not take place on April 30th.

If you registered for this event, you have two options:

  1. We will offer a full refund.
  2. You can keep your registration intact for the next date.

No decision needs to be made at this time.  We will send out an email notification when this workshop has been rescheduled.



This workshop is open to anyone.  Whether you are new to the concept of equity, or actively working on increasing equity in your workplace, there is something to learn here.  Part educational, part collaborative, Understanding and Dismantling Racism covers terms and concepts, history, and expressions of racism.  All the content in this workshop can be applied to our work and personal environments.  



Outline of workshop

  • Acknowledgement of land and indigenous peoples 
  • Agreements 
  • Terms review: "IBPOC"
  • Historical timeline: This interactive activity will examine the history and implications of racism from the 15th century to the present, with a focus on Oregon. In the context of a larger discussion , this activity illustrates interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism.
  • Demographics in Oregon
  • Definitions: Race; Racism
  • 3 expressions of racism: individual, cultural, institutional and systemic racism will all be defined and explored
  • White privilege
  • Microaggressions

Speaker / Presenter

Dara Snyder has been working for social justice in different capacities for over ten years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University, and has previously worked in direct service, community organizing and policy advocacy, as well as directing multiple crisis alleviation services (including food, clothing and housing). Her work has spanned the country and the globe – she has lived and worked for social transformation along the eastern seaboard as well as in Guatemala and India. She is trained in the school of popular education which honors different ways of learning and knowing and uplifts the wisdom and knowledge within a group. In 2016 she co-founded a radical group for support and healing for womxn and femmes+ of color. She continues to focus on racial, gender, and economic justice in Portland and to be making a meaningful and lasting contribution through advocacy, community engagement and education.


Registration Fees

Member: $60

Non-Member: $75


Refund Policy

Please take a moment to review the ORPA Refund Policy.


Additional Information

This workshop takes place in downtown Portland.  Registration fees do not cover the cost of parking downtown.  We highly recommend public transportation, carpooling, and/or parking in a parking garage.  Street parking is limited and only allowed for 2 hours.


Continuing Education Units

All ORPA workshops are eligible for CEUs to be applied to CPRP.  Learn more about self-reporting.

This workshop also provides CEUs for the following certifications: none.


A special thank you to:

for hosting this workshop at their facility.



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