Beyond Diversity Training Sessions
Mondays, October 19th, 26th and November 2nd from 6:30-8:30.
Registration is required for this program.
Special Portlandia member rate: $98 for full three sessions
The fee for this program is $198 per person, with the club subsidizing $100 for members who register for the training. Guests are invited to join in these sessions, at the full fee of $198.
As the follow up to our Beyond Diversity Power Hour, Portlandia Club invites you to be part of a 3-session program of the Beyond Diversity modules. In these current times, diversity is an important topic to explore and about which to understand more.
Beyond Diversity centers its training on how we are all affected by institutionalized and individualized racism, where racial bias comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how racial bias can be undone. Racial bias has been suppressed and it has clouded the true histories of people of color, as well as white people. The Beyond Diversity training demonstrates that a full knowledge of history is a critical organizing tool for change, as well as a source of personal and collective empowerment.
Dr. Kathleen Perkins and Barbara O’Hare bring decades of combined expertise in the field of diversity, equity, and belonging. Kathleen was trained by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: Undoing Racism, New Orleans. Barbara was trained by Oregon Uniting, using the self-awareness model. Jointly they use the social constructivism pedagogy.
The training will take place on Zoom and is an interactive training including video clips, break out rooms and facilitated discussion. Participants in these special Portlandia sessions will gain a viewpoint that generates positive, sustainable change and how these changes can be applied in organizations as well as individual lives.