Pre-show Panel Discussion featuring People of Color Outdoors (POCO)
Join us for a pre-show panel discussion with People of Color Outdoors as part of BIPOC Affinity Night programming for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Learn how POCO serves as a healing space and enriching community where members feel safe, welcome, cared about, and truly seen.
The panel discussion will be hosted by Pamela Slaughter (People of Color Outdoors), Darryl Ramsey (Outdoor Afro) and Juan Munoz (Latino Outdoors) sharing videos and photos from their groups and talking about their work in the community.
Guests in attendance will receive complimentary beer from Deschutes Brewery while supplies last!
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
All people who self identify as BIPOC, and their guests, are specifically invited to attend. Though no one will be turned away, it is encouraged that folks outside of the BIPOC community join us on another night!
People of Color Outdoors (POCO) is a non-profit with a mission to help Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to reconnect or strengthen their connection with nature by hosting frequent outings in nature. POCO also hosts a free nature education program called People of Color Outdoors Guardians, offered during summer, winter and spring break.
POCO has over 5300 members between our meetup and Facebook groups and has hosted over 100 events since July 2017. POCO has a goal of building a retreat center on an acreage that will provide a welcoming environment for all.
Latino Outdoors is a community first and an organization second. We are a community that strives for an outdoors that is safe and welcoming for all people, regardless of race, creed, nationality, language, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. We are a community that celebrates diverse forms of outdoor engagement. We are a community that believes meaningful outdoor experiences make us stronger, healthier, and happier.
Latino Outdoors provides for a focused conversation on the Latinx experience without being limited to it. Our community's voices are varied while remaining united in celebrating diversity and declaring it a core tenet of Latino Outdoors.
The #RecreateResponsibly guidelines offer a starting point for contributing to an outdoors that is safe and welcoming for everyone.
WEBSITE Latino Outdoors
Outdoor Afro celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. The network also connects Black people with our lands, water, and wildlife through outdoor education, recreation, and conservation. Some examples of Outdoor Afro’s year-round activities range from fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening, skiing and more!
WEBSITE OUTDOOR AFRO
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).