From Resilience to Black Liberation: Uprooting Systems of Inequity

Saturday, January 23rd from 10:00am to Sunday, January 24th, 2021 1:00pm

About

An MLK Virtual Racial Justice Teach-in presented by the Campus Collaborative

About

MLK Racial Justice Campus Collaborative is a group of 2- and 4- year college and university campuses and community partners that seeks to create programming that centers the history and narratives of Portland’s Black community during, and around, Martin Luther King Day, the only national holiday committed to a Black leader. The work of the Civil Rights Movement is far from over, our goal is to support community-based programming that centers ongoing narratives of Black activism, creativity, and liberation.

Registration is Open!
  • All registrations should at least register for the Main Webinar
  • You will have the ability to select one option for the morning and afternoon breakout sessions.
    • Scroll down to see the "Shifts" section below for more information about each session option.
    • Space is limited, so register early and select the breakout sessions you prefer to attend.
  • Links to Zoom (Main Webinar and/or Breakout Sessions) will be sent out as registrants are approved


Overview of the Day
   
10:00am-11:30am
  • Welcome and Opening Inter-generational Panel (held in the Main Webinar)
    Panelist will be unpacking the theme - From Resilience to Black Liberation: Uprooting Systems of Inequity
11:30am-11:45am:
  • Art/Performances (held in the Main Webinar)
11:45am-1:00pm:
  • Art/Performances (held in the Main Webinar)
  • Morning Breakout Session (held in individual breakout rooms)
1:00pm-1:45pm:
  • Art/Performance (Lunch Break) (held in the Main Webinar)
1:45pm - 3:00pm:
  • Art/Performances (held in the Main Webinar)
  • Afternoon Breakout Session (held in individual breakout rooms)
3:00pm - 3:30pm:
  • Wrap-up & Closing Reflection (held in the Main Webinar)


BREAKOUT SESSIONS
When you register, you will have the ability to select breakout sessions. Please select only one breakout session for the morning and one breakout session for the afternoon, as you will only be able to attend one during each breakout.

Scroll down to see the "Shifts" section below for more information about each session option.

Morning Options:
  • What does health look like outside of the white lens? presented by Tyra Lovato
    Join Trainer Tyra of My People Cardio to explore what are the minimum requirements for health, access to wellness, and what health looks like outside of the white lens. This session will include conversation as well as movement; get ready to discuss, get active, and cool down with a guided meditation.
  • Our Feels are Fuel for Change presented by Mercy M’fon Shammah of Wild Diversity
    With all the rising tension in our country right now it is even more important to tend our minds, body and spirit with a dose of the outdoors. Join Mercy M’fon in co-creating ways to use how we feel and experience the world to make positive changes in the outdoors for our BIPOC communities. 
  • Black Organizing and Immigrant and Refugee Justice presented by Alexander Riedlinger, Civic Engagement Coordinator and Community Organizer for IRCO-Africa House
    Covid-19 has forced community organizers to respond to compounding systemic issues with unprecedented immediacy. This workshop is a dialogue between four representatives of local Black immigrant and refugee serving organizations adapting to the increasing needs of their communities under Covid-19. Topics of discussion will include community health, community violence and policing, and highlight local responses to anti-Black and anti-immigrant institutions and policies affecting African immigrants and refugees in Oregon.
Afternoon Options:
  • Mutual Aid & Protest Support: Resilience for the Resistance presented by Tamia Deary, Founder of PDX Alliance for Self-Care
    There are many challenges involved with bringing tools for resiliency to the Movement. Join us to discuss a few key areas and brainstorm ways we can uproot systems of inequity to improve mutual aid, protest support, and community care.
  • COVID-19 Community Impact presented by African Youth and Community Organization
    This session will explore challenges that have risen for families during the COVID-19 pandemic, from disproportionate COVID-19 rates, lack of access to healthcare, and financial burdens especially for BIPOC communities. We will explore the work that has been done in the community to uplift each other during difficult times, discuss the inequalities that members of the communities face when there are language barriers involved, and reflect with one another about how to empower each other with our stories.
  • The Hammer With Which We Shape Reality presented by Carlos Kareem Windham, word-smith, musician, activist, play write, and comedian
    "The opposite of hate isn't love, it's creation". Together we will explore a creative path to defining our vision for collective liberation. We will challenge ourselves to ask what next step can we take towards that vision today, all through the lens of creating our own super-heroes. 
Approval
Organizer will approve registrants
Registration
Opens Jan 8, 2021 9:00am
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
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Shifts (7)

1 - 7 of 7 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescription
Main Webinar10:00am (PT)3:30pm (PT) This link will enable you to participate in the following: Welcome and Opening Inter-generational Panel:...Register
Morning Breakout Session: Black Organizing and Immigrant and Refugee Justice11:45am (PT)1:00pm (PT) Covid-19 has forced community organizers to respond to compounding systemic issues with unprecedented immediacy. This...Full (Add to Waitlist)
Morning Breakout Session: Our Feels are Fuel for Change (Mercy M'fon of Wild Diversity)11:45am (PT)1:00pm (PT) Our communities deserve the health benefits of the outdoors. With all the rising tension in...Full (Add to Waitlist)
Morning Breakout Session: What does health looks like outside of the white lens? (includes movement session)11:45am (PT)1:00pm (PT) What are the minimum requirements for health? What does this look like outside of the...Full (Add to Waitlist)
Afternoon Breakout Session: COVID-19 Community Impact with African Youth and Community Organization1:45pm (PT)3:00pm (PT) Many issues have risen for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like disproportionate COVID-19 rates, lack...Register
Afternoon Breakout Session: Mutual Aid & Protest Support: Resilience for the Resistance1:45pm (PT)1:00pm (PT) There are many challenges involved with bringing tools for resiliency to the Movement. We will...Register
Afternoon Breakout Session: The Hammer With Which We Shape Reality with Carlos Kareem Windham1:45pm (PT)3:00pm (PT) "The opposite of hate isn't love, it's creation". Together we will explore a creative path...Full (Add to Waitlist)