What are racial microaggressions? How do you spot them? Most importantly, how can you interrupt them in constructive ways that avoid blame, shame, and guilt? We will use engaging activities to explore what microaggressions are and why they are so harmful, and introduce the key skill of separating impact and intent. You’ll also have a little time to practice your own responses.
Keela Johnson, Understand Racism Coordinator, Resolutions Northwest
Theresa Logan, Facilitation Coordinator, Resolutions Northwest
Keela Johnson originally from Kentucky but has been a proud Portlander for 7 years. She is currently attending Portland State University to acquire a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution. Keela coordinates Resolutions Northwest’s Understand Racism program, which promotes racial reconciliation and justice through honest dialogue and education.
Theresa Logan is a Facilitation Coordinator for Resolutions Northwest. Her previous facilitation experience includes working as a community organizer in Portland and Washington DC, and stints in diverse fields including early childhood education and international development. Prior to joining Resolutions Northwest, Theresa was a case manager for Oregon’s foreclosure mediation program, and a volunteer in Resolutions Northwest’s mediation and facilitation programs. She studied Sociology, Economics and Black Studies as an undergrad at Portland State, and has a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University in Virginia. Theresa’s husband and three young daughters graciously provide her with continuous opportunities to practice and refine her conflict resolution skills at home, and she has a growing passion for teaching conflict resolution skills to young children and their parents.
This event is part of the Equity & Inclusion Leaders Network (EILN) training series. Are you a current member? Attend the series as a Member Pass Holder! A Member Pass includes a package of 10 seats to use at any network session in your area. Engage your entire team including board members, volunteers, and staff members.