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Understanding and Dismantling Racism
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Understanding and Dismantling Racism

 Export to Your Calendar 4/30/2020
When: April 30th, 2020
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: TBD
United States
Contact: Amanda Parsons

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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.  

LOCATION: We are seeking a facility for this workshop.  If you have space for 40+ people, and you would be willing to allow us to use in exchange for a registration, please reach out to Amanda Parsons.


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.


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