The People’s Institute Northwest is Coming to New Columbia!

Village Gardens has the great privilege to help host the People’s Institute Northwest at the end of April for a two and a half day Undoing Racism workshop.  Please share with your networks and sign up for the training if you are able. We hope to see you there!




APRIL 23RD – 25TH 2015

This unique workshop is offered by The People’s Institute, a nationwide, multiracial, anti-racist network dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Over the last 35 years, the People’s Institute has provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 500,000 people in organizations nationally and internationally. Graduates of the Undoing Racism Workshop say that racism often stands in the way of effective organizing and that the workshop helped them deal with both cultural competence and racial dynamics in their work and in community. The People’s Institute moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. The workshop’s systemic approach stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gate-keeping in perpetuating racism.

April Workshop:

Thursday April 23rd 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday April 24th 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday April 25th 9:00am – 12:00pm

Workshop Location:

New Columbia

Kandis Brewer Nunn Community Education Center

4625 N Trenton, Portland, 97203

Registration: Registration is $400.00 per person, $350.00 per person for groups or families of 3 or more.

Student/Intern/Community Member/Seniors (65+) registration is $170.00 per person; however reduced rate slots are limited. Please contact Michael Ware directly if interested (contact information below). REGISTRATION is REQUIRED before workshop date. To reserve your space contact Debbie Green at The People’s Institute Northwest Regional Office. Participants must commit to attend the entire Workshop. Space is limited. We look forward to YOU coming.

To Register: Please Contact Debbie Green

The People’s Institute Northwest Regional Office

206-938-1023 (phone) 206-770-7278 (fax) (email)

For Portland Chapter specific information: Please Contact Michael Ware

503-380-5688 (phone) (email)