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Thursday, July 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:00, Presentation at 8:30


2rd Floor Conference Room
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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$50 Nonmembers

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Event Details

Melody Martinez, Facilitator, Resolutions Northwest
Theresa Logan, Facilitation Coordinator, Resolutions Northwest

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.

About the Presenters

Melody Martinez

Melody Martinez is an on-call Facilitator for Resolutions Northwest. She grew up near Boston where she spent the larger part of a decade working as a licensed veterinary nurse and was involved with community organizing. A career change led her to Oregon, where she became involved with fundraising and grantmaking in support of local, nonprofit, grassroots organizing and where she worked for Oregon Food Bank to deliver equitable food distribution programming and create a more inclusive work culture. In her current role as Equity Director at Oregon Environmental Council, she oversees programmatic work with a focus on creating meaningful, sustainable outcomes for historically underserved communities and develops and delivers trainings that address race and equity in the environmental movement. Melody is also an Associate Trainer at Class Action where she leads interactive popular education workshops that inspire participants to take action to end classism and racism.

Theresa Logan

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.

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July 13th, 2017 8:00 AM through 10:00 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference Center
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development
Presenter Melody Martinez & Theresa Logan
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding