Engaging in Conversations Involving Race: Bridging Cultural Differences
October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Out-of-School Time (OST) Provider Training Opportunity
This three-session virtual training (six hours total) is available to OST providers who serve children in early education through grade 12.
Description: Do you find conversations involving race challenging? Well, you’re not alone. This three-part series will examine race and its role in everyday interactions involving educators and others adjacent to the educational community. Participants will leave with a framework that allows for culturally competent problem solving while creating a sense of safety for all parties involved. Additionally, participants will become familiar with key equity terms, concepts, and strategies that are necessary to effectively engage in a dialogue involving race. You. Will. Not. Be. Disappointed.
Dates: Participants will attend three 2-hour sessions*:
- Wednesday, 10/20 – 6-8 pm
- Wednesday, 10/27 – 6-8 pm
- Wednesday, 11/3 – 6-8 pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Cost: only $5 per person covers the 3-session package (6 hours) – pay during registration
ORO Credit available: Set 1 (6 hours), CKC: DIV
Space is limited. Register today!
Registration for this training event will be managed through our partners at CCR&R. To register:
- Log in to the CCR&R registration portal (create an account if you don’t already have one)
- Look for ORO training number 70719 (October>English>70719)
*If you register for this training, it is highly recommended that you attend all three sessions. You must attend the first session to attend any subsequent training sessions*
Instructor: Ezell Watson III is a leader in the field of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), i.e. social justice, and an advocate for human rights, specifically the rights of Oregonians. He currently serves as the Program Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Oregon Public Utility Commission. Mr. Watson brings a wealth of experience to his role including 10 years of experience in the educational equity sector and 10 years as a DEI professional. As a social justice champion, Mr. Watson led equity efforts within the Portland Public Schools’ offices of Community Engagement, including the renaming process of the now Ida Bae Wells Barnett High School, formerly Woodrow Wilson High School. He also played an integral role in developing and enhancing the school district’s five year equity plan. Mr. Watson believes wholeheartedly in the goodness of humanity and seeks to “Promote smiles and happiness in the atmosphere,” anytime he engages in ANY endeavor.
Any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.