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Social Justice

Social Justice

 

What Now? Organize.

Worried about the future, post-election? Concerned about your civil rights and rights and safety of others? Unsure of what to do? Join this class and make a specific plan tailored to your resources and abilities to make the greatest impact for the future. This course provides a framework for anyone from the curious beginner to the established organizer how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community.

A People's History of Oregon

Despite Oregon’s progressive and forward thinking reputation, our history tells another story – indeed, many refer to Oregon as the South of the North, as we have historically embraced segregation, exclusion and displacement. Through this class, we will look at how Oregon’s whiteness, historically and today, has created this reality.

A Moment of Possibility

Donald Trump's election surfaced the core tensions in our dominant culture. We are now living in a moment of opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk across our differences. In this course, we will aim to better understand the points of potential connection + tension that have surfaced in our politics and in our society. 

Navigating White Spaces

Portland is one of the most "livable" cities in the US. It also happens to be one of the whitest large cities in the US. So what does it mean to be a person of color here? Join us for 4 weeks of exploring what it means to be different in white spaces. We'll discuss our racialized history and concepts of white accommodation and white normativity. The class will examine the role psychology might play in creating our own healing space, ultimately enabling us to thrive in white spaces.

Food, Social Identities & Justice

Is food a political or a moral topic? How does your social identity –your gender, race, class, ethnicity, cultural heritage, or religion– influence what food you eat and who produces and prepares that food for you? In this course, we will come together each week to discuss how our social identities and experiences in life help shape our answers to these questions and influence our ideas about food and justice.

Transgender Education + Advocacy Workshop

Understand Identity to Become a Better Ally

Taught by Basic Rights Oregon

Transgender people face discrimination and danger unlike any other marginalized community. Learn key concepts and understand how trans identities intersect with the LGBT and POC communities to become a better ally.