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Upcoming Events

Check out the CPAS Facebook page for other events happening at Pacific University and in the larger Portland-area. In some cases, these events are co-sponsored by CPAS. Those will be noted. Other events are listed from community partners for informational purposes.

Ally Conversation Toolkit Workshop

Ally Workshop

The Pacific University Center for Peace and Spirituality will pay the registration cost for any Pacific University student – undergraduate or graduate – that would like to attend this workshop. Please email Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie if you are a student and would like to attend at chuck.currie@pacificu.edu. For non-students who wish to attend, click here to register. 

Tools and Skills to effectively engage with people who don't think racism is real

Monday, February 19th 2018 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Muslim Educational Trust 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Do you think that racism against other groups than yours is a real problem in our society, and one that needs to be addressed? Do you struggle to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community? If so, this workshop is designed to help you have more effective conversations with people around you who don't think racism is real. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills to advance racial equity.

What does the latest scientific research say about the keys to persuading others? How relevant are tools of empathetic listening and non-violent communication?

How can my own racial background and perspective be used to help me engage skeptics?

What are effective approaches for strategically addressing racially problematic behaviors?

How do I make good and courageous choices about engaging difficult racial moments?

What is a good sequence of issues to cover when trying to expand a skeptic's perspective?

This workshop was developed by and is facilitated by Dr. David Campt, nationally renowned in the areas of community engagement, conflict resolution, inclusion, and equity. Dr. Campt is the creator and presenter of the White Ally Toolkit. You can learn more about him and this work at www.allyconversationtoolkit.com.