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M. Gardens Cohort Launch (2nd Tuesdays)

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North by Northeast Community Health Center, 714 NE Alberta St., Portland Portland 97211

This Series One Learning Cohort is for those who identify as “white” and find themselves hungry for a deeper understanding about how race functions. A series of in-person sessions span over six months offering a uniquely collaborative method of engagement that serves counter to the dehumanizing programming of white dominance. Participants at all stages of their journey have found this method to be impactful.

Before registering, please note:

  • The M. Gardens Cohort will meet the following dates: March 12, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, and August 13th. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all 6 of the in-person sessions and engage in homework assignments in between sessions. Sessions are set for 3 hour blocks of time and meet once per month.
  • The M. Gardens Cohort is categorized as a Series One Learning Cohort and pre-requisite for attending a Series Two Learning Cohort.
  • A deposit of $100 is required to participate. As we lean into our values, we have chosen to operate our business in a way that practices an active rejection of capitalism. We trust participants of the cohorts to make the decision of how much to pay for the learning received. In our industry, the typical cost to participate in a learning cohort of this length and depth would be around $500-$800. We ask participants to balance the value of the learning personally received along with financial ability and support for our ongoing work. Participants are welcome to break up additional contribution over several payments, if desired. As a white facilitator, I’m conscious of concerns about me benefiting financially from this work. I am the only person in my immediate family that identifies as white and the income I make doing this work supports my family’s well-being. Additionally, I am a strong supporter of reparations and donate a minimum of 20% of all revenue to people of color outside of my family.
  • Registration deadline for the M. Gardens Cohort is March 2nd, 2019. Within a few days after the deadline, participants will be sent the prerequisite homework assignment and an invitation to the online discussion group.