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Date(s) - 12/10/21
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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OACP is excited to announce an opportunity for a virtual 3-hour Zoom training,

Healthy Communication & Practices in Support of Racial Equity

 

Following the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide mobilization for racial justice, the OACP board began investigating ways that we could become better educated, as a necessary first step to taking supportive action. Rakeem Washington and Kasia Rutledge, are co-founders of Engage to Change LLC. They help individuals, organizations and communities engage in anti-racist and anti-oppression education, designed to help transform and heal our society. Last Spring, they presented an exciting 6-hour Opt In series for the OACP, helping make transparent the many ways in which racism infects all of our minds, bodies, relationships, lives and workplaces. For many of us, this provided a base of common language and understanding around key core anti-racism concepts, such as implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

The upcoming December training will help expand upon these concepts and provide additional opportunities to develop our skills, analysis and introspection. All are welcome, whether you were able to attend Opt In or not. Rakeem and Kasia will use large group sharing and small group breakouts to help us engage and self-reflect to gain more comfort with what can be uncomfortable and scary topics. They offer a combination of humor, humility and personal stories to make their challenging material more accessible.

Register Now for this Zoom-Webinar training!

The cost is $50 for non-lawyers and $100 for lawyers (since we expect to be approved for MCLE credit).
Regrettably, our PayPal system is “down” at the moment; but you can send a check by “snail-mail.” Please make checks payable to “Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals” and mail to

Patrick Ward, OACP Treasurer
c/o Clarity Law LLC
205 SE Spokane St Ste 300
Portland, OR 97202-6487

We expect “pay-by-card” to be available soon ~ Go ahead and register, and let us know that is your preference (you can arrange to pay later).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

The OACP board sincerely hopes that this training will provide us (either as an organization or individuals or both) the knowledge and motivation to create and implement an action plan of anti-racist work in our local communities.


Those who need a reduced rate or scholarship should contact OACP President Kate Hall). We intend to seek MCLE credit for lawyers. {Be sure to “click-through” to book your spot ~ You should receive a confirming email}

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Additional Details:

Link to Trainers’ Bios

Kasia Rutledge and Rakeem Washington are co-founders of Engage to Change, LLC. They assist individuals, organizations and communities to engage in anti-racist and anti-oppression education, restructuring and action to help transform our society.

OACP’s Opt In workshop will be highly engaging, requiring interaction, reflection and  some hard work ~  anti-oppression requires action and commitment.  They offer a combination of humor and personal stories to make their challenging material more accessible.

Opt In is designed to help participants build the community and relationships necessary to create a foundation for anti-racism work whether as individuals or as a professional group. Exploring topics such as implicit bias and microaggressions can be difficult for many white people.  Kasia and Rakeem will lead us through  both large group sharing and small group breakout conversations to generate deep self-reflection in support of personal growth and increasing comfort with what can be scary topics for many of us. These trainings will provide an initial entry point to anti-racism work so that participants may begin to see the ways in which racism infects all of our minds, bodies, relationships, lives and workplaces.

Our trainers’ focus includes these principles:

  1. Intersectionality. Using a trauma-informed and intersectional approach, explaining how racism, sexism and classism intersect and burden the lives of people of color.
  2. Community and Relationship. Creating community and connections to amplify the voices of people with marginalized identities while de-centering the dominant culture.
  3. Accountability. Strengthening individual and organizational accountability including learning new language and shared anti-racism tools and practices.
  4. Humility and Vulnerability. These are essential if we are going to look deeply into themselves and the imbedded messages we have been taught and may wish to unlearn.
  5. Lived Experience. We will learn how to use strength-based techniques to avoid overburdening BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and to help draw from the wide diversity of human experiences in our larger community.
  6. History. We will examine the ways in which history has created the current individual, interpersonal, systemic and institutional forms of racism, white supremacy, transphobia, ableism, classism, xenophobia, homophobia, and sexism that are finally in the process of being examined.
  7. Power. We will examine the role of power in its shaping of individual thought, relationships, and organizational structures.

Zoom Info. will be sent by email to everyone who registers!


Regrettably, our PayPal system is “down” at the moment; but you can send a check by “snail-mail.” Please make checks payable to “Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals” and mail to Patrick Ward, OACP Treasurer, c/o Clarity Law LLC 205 SE Spokane St Ste 300 Portland, OR 97202-6487.

We expect “pay-by-card” to be available soon ~ Go ahead and register, and let us know that is your preference (you can arrange to pay later).

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