Marrow PDX, 7515 N Alma Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA

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7515 N Alma Ave
Portland
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OR
97203
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US

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Past Events

Monday
Oct
24
2016
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Taught by Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. Mondays, October 3-24 || 6:00-8:00 Marrow PDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. 4 weeks, $150 || Space is limited Native Americans face tricky sociopolitical and structural inequities in today's Portland. What does it mean to be an ally? Explore the issues impacting Native Americans, as well as the history behind them, and gain a language for supporting the lives and cultures of Native people. This experimental, silly, and interactive class will crush stereotypes and raise hell. In a fun way! You will finish this course better informed and better equipped to be part of a better future for Native Americans. Week 1: The Context for Urban Natives of Portland Who are we? Where are we? What are we doing now? Understand the unique characteristics of Urban Indians compared to other non­white urban populations, and to their reservation counterparts. Learn about federal policy toward Native peoples like the Doctrine of Discovery and its role in US expansion. We'll look at Portland's Native Indians as a case study and consider the contemporary impact of policies upon Native people. Week 2: Issues Facing Portland's Urban Native People Using a recent report from the Coalition of Communities of Color, we will look at some of the data describing the inequities Portland's Native people face. We'll also look at historical precedents, such as the termination of Oregon Tribes and relocation of reservation peoples to cities in the 1950s. Week 3: Quantum and other Quagmires: Let's Get Real Is there an appropriate means to recognize and define just what and who is an Indian? To obtain federal recognition and protection, American Indians, must constantly prove their identity. The current and past standard of “proof” has been blood quantum. Explore the role of cultural identification, the uses of quantum on other racial groups, and possible alternatives. Week 4: Brass Tacks:­ Being An Ally to Urban Natives In our final class, we look at contemporary ideas of privilege, considering the complexities of intersectionality and grappling with the idea of “white fragility.” We'll find a language and a framework for being an ally. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Monday
Oct
17
2016
Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Taught by Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. Mondays, October 3-24 || 6:00-8:00 Marrow PDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. 4 weeks, $150 || Space is limited Native Americans face tricky sociopolitical and structural inequities in today's Portland. What does it mean to be an ally? Explore the issues impacting Native Americans, as well as the history behind them, and gain a language for supporting the lives and cultures of Native people. This experimental, silly, and interactive class will crush stereotypes and raise hell. In a fun way! You will finish this course better informed and better equipped to be part of a better future for Native Americans. Week 1: The Context for Urban Natives of Portland Who are we? Where are we? What are we doing now? Understand the unique characteristics of Urban Indians compared to other non­white urban populations, and to their reservation counterparts. Learn about federal policy toward Native peoples like the Doctrine of Discovery and its role in US expansion. We'll look at Portland's Native Indians as a case study and consider the contemporary impact of policies upon Native people. Week 2: Issues Facing Portland's Urban Native People Using a recent report from the Coalition of Communities of Color, we will look at some of the data describing the inequities Portland's Native people face. We'll also look at historical precedents, such as the termination of Oregon Tribes and relocation of reservation peoples to cities in the 1950s. Week 3: Quantum and other Quagmires: Let's Get Real Is there an appropriate means to recognize and define just what and who is an Indian? To obtain federal recognition and protection, American Indians, must constantly prove their identity. The current and past standard of “proof” has been blood quantum. Explore the role of cultural identification, the uses of quantum on other racial groups, and possible alternatives. Week 4: Brass Tacks:­ Being An Ally to Urban Natives In our final class, we look at contemporary ideas of privilege, considering the complexities of intersectionality and grappling with the idea of “white fragility.” We'll find a language and a framework for being an ally. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Monday
Oct
10
2016
Monday, October 10, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Taught by Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. Mondays, October 3-24 || 6:00-8:00 Marrow PDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. 4 weeks, $150 || Space is limited Native Americans face tricky sociopolitical and structural inequities in today's Portland. What does it mean to be an ally? Explore the issues impacting Native Americans, as well as the history behind them, and gain a language for supporting the lives and cultures of Native people. This experimental, silly, and interactive class will crush stereotypes and raise hell. In a fun way! You will finish this course better informed and better equipped to be part of a better future for Native Americans. Week 1: The Context for Urban Natives of Portland Who are we? Where are we? What are we doing now? Understand the unique characteristics of Urban Indians compared to other non­white urban populations, and to their reservation counterparts. Learn about federal policy toward Native peoples like the Doctrine of Discovery and its role in US expansion. We'll look at Portland's Native Indians as a case study and consider the contemporary impact of policies upon Native people. Week 2: Issues Facing Portland's Urban Native People Using a recent report from the Coalition of Communities of Color, we will look at some of the data describing the inequities Portland's Native people face. We'll also look at historical precedents, such as the termination of Oregon Tribes and relocation of reservation peoples to cities in the 1950s. Week 3: Quantum and other Quagmires: Let's Get Real Is there an appropriate means to recognize and define just what and who is an Indian? To obtain federal recognition and protection, American Indians, must constantly prove their identity. The current and past standard of “proof” has been blood quantum. Explore the role of cultural identification, the uses of quantum on other racial groups, and possible alternatives. Week 4: Brass Tacks:­ Being An Ally to Urban Natives In our final class, we look at contemporary ideas of privilege, considering the complexities of intersectionality and grappling with the idea of “white fragility.” We'll find a language and a framework for being an ally. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Monday
Oct
3
2016
Monday, October 3, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Taught by Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. Mondays, October 3-24 || 6:00-8:00 Marrow PDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. 4 weeks, $150 || Space is limited Native Americans face tricky sociopolitical and structural inequities in today's Portland. What does it mean to be an ally? Explore the issues impacting Native Americans, as well as the history behind them, and gain a language for supporting the lives and cultures of Native people. This experimental, silly, and interactive class will crush stereotypes and raise hell. In a fun way! You will finish this course better informed and better equipped to be part of a better future for Native Americans. Week 1: The Context for Urban Natives of Portland Who are we? Where are we? What are we doing now? Understand the unique characteristics of Urban Indians compared to other non­white urban populations, and to their reservation counterparts. Learn about federal policy toward Native peoples like the Doctrine of Discovery and its role in US expansion. We'll look at Portland's Native Indians as a case study and consider the contemporary impact of policies upon Native people. Week 2: Issues Facing Portland's Urban Native People Using a recent report from the Coalition of Communities of Color, we will look at some of the data describing the inequities Portland's Native people face. We'll also look at historical precedents, such as the termination of Oregon Tribes and relocation of reservation peoples to cities in the 1950s. Week 3: Quantum and other Quagmires: Let's Get Real Is there an appropriate means to recognize and define just what and who is an Indian? To obtain federal recognition and protection, American Indians, must constantly prove their identity. The current and past standard of “proof” has been blood quantum. Explore the role of cultural identification, the uses of quantum on other racial groups, and possible alternatives. Week 4: Brass Tacks:­ Being An Ally to Urban Natives In our final class, we look at contemporary ideas of privilege, considering the complexities of intersectionality and grappling with the idea of “white fragility.” We'll find a language and a framework for being an ally. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Sep
27
2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
The Problem with Privilege: Bias, Fragility + Taking Action to End Racism Taught by Christine Dupres Tuesdays, September 6-27 || 6:30-8:00 pm MarrowPDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited || Scholarships available Acknowledging privilege proves to be a crucially important factor in understanding how structural racism and other "-isms" continue to exist. But understanding that you have privilege doesn't mean you understand what to do about it. Ignoring your privilege, however, allows racism and other -"isms" to thrive. This class is designed to help you be a better, more effective ally, especially if you're feeling stuck and ineffective. Fragility has uneven corollaries to non-white/non-male perspectives, but we will be addressing cultural privilege as a whole. This class will help you understand, identify, and interrupt implicit bias and white fragility, mechanisms that keep privilege in place. Note: This course is best suited to those who are familiar with and practiced in the basics of ally work. Week 1: Core Concepts for the Ally Racism and what it means to unpack privilege. Week 2: Defining Fragility Within the Rubric of Power and Privilege White fragility and how to recognize it. Where does white fragility show up in Portland? Week 3: Coalition of Communities of Color + Multnomah County Discussion of the Multnomah County Profile Reports from the Coalition of Communities of Color and more thoughts on white fragility in PDX. Week 4: Further Use of Concept and Tools Power protects itself. Other fragilities and ways we can interrupt them. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Sep
20
2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
The Problem with Privilege: Bias, Fragility + Taking Action to End Racism Taught by Christine Dupres Tuesdays, September 6-27 || 6:30-8:00 pm MarrowPDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited || Scholarships available Acknowledging privilege proves to be a crucially important factor in understanding how structural racism and other "-isms" continue to exist. But understanding that you have privilege doesn't mean you understand what to do about it. Ignoring your privilege, however, allows racism and other -"isms" to thrive. This class is designed to help you be a better, more effective ally, especially if you're feeling stuck and ineffective. Fragility has uneven corollaries to non-white/non-male perspectives, but we will be addressing cultural privilege as a whole. This class will help you understand, identify, and interrupt implicit bias and white fragility, mechanisms that keep privilege in place. Note: This course is best suited to those who are familiar with and practiced in the basics of ally work. Week 1: Core Concepts for the Ally Racism and what it means to unpack privilege. Week 2: Defining Fragility Within the Rubric of Power and Privilege White fragility and how to recognize it. Where does white fragility show up in Portland? Week 3: Coalition of Communities of Color + Multnomah County Discussion of the Multnomah County Profile Reports from the Coalition of Communities of Color and more thoughts on white fragility in PDX. Week 4: Further Use of Concept and Tools Power protects itself. Other fragilities and ways we can interrupt them. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Sep
13
2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
The Problem with Privilege: Bias, Fragility + Taking Action to End Racism Taught by Christine Dupres Tuesdays, September 6-27 || 6:30-8:00 pm MarrowPDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited || Scholarships available Acknowledging privilege proves to be a crucially important factor in understanding how structural racism and other "-isms" continue to exist. But understanding that you have privilege doesn't mean you understand what to do about it. Ignoring your privilege, however, allows racism and other -"isms" to thrive. This class is designed to help you be a better, more effective ally, especially if you're feeling stuck and ineffective. Fragility has uneven corollaries to non-white/non-male perspectives, but we will be addressing cultural privilege as a whole. This class will help you understand, identify, and interrupt implicit bias and white fragility, mechanisms that keep privilege in place. Note: This course is best suited to those who are familiar with and practiced in the basics of ally work. Week 1: Core Concepts for the Ally Racism and what it means to unpack privilege. Week 2: Defining Fragility Within the Rubric of Power and Privilege White fragility and how to recognize it. Where does white fragility show up in Portland? Week 3: Coalition of Communities of Color + Multnomah County Discussion of the Multnomah County Profile Reports from the Coalition of Communities of Color and more thoughts on white fragility in PDX. Week 4: Further Use of Concept and Tools Power protects itself. Other fragilities and ways we can interrupt them. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Sep
6
2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
The Problem with Privilege: Bias, Fragility + Taking Action to End Racism Taught by Christine Dupres Tuesdays, September 6-27 || 6:30-8:00 pm MarrowPDX || 7515 N Alma Ave. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited || Scholarships available Acknowledging privilege proves to be a crucially important factor in understanding how structural racism and other "-isms" continue to exist. But understanding that you have privilege doesn't mean you understand what to do about it. Ignoring your privilege, however, allows racism and other -"isms" to thrive. This class is designed to help you be a better, more effective ally, especially if you're feeling stuck and ineffective. Fragility has uneven corollaries to non-white/non-male perspectives, but we will be addressing cultural privilege as a whole. This class will help you understand, identify, and interrupt implicit bias and white fragility, mechanisms that keep privilege in place. Note: This course is best suited to those who are familiar with and practiced in the basics of ally work. Week 1: Core Concepts for the Ally Racism and what it means to unpack privilege. Week 2: Defining Fragility Within the Rubric of Power and Privilege White fragility and how to recognize it. Where does white fragility show up in Portland? Week 3: Coalition of Communities of Color + Multnomah County Discussion of the Multnomah County Profile Reports from the Coalition of Communities of Color and more thoughts on white fragility in PDX. Week 4: Further Use of Concept and Tools Power protects itself. Other fragilities and ways we can interrupt them. Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.