C4: Community Connections and Creative Challenge
Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

C4: Community Connections and Creative Challenge

C4 is a chance to stretch your creativity muscles. Come for an exercise in boosting creativity, network with other collaborators, sip a coffee and then stay as long as you need with some coworking at openHAUS.

There are so many powerful c words. We believe that by coming together as a community to grow and strengthen our creativity over a tasty cup of coffee we can work as a catalyst to help each of us reach our personal and professional goals.

Free for openHAUS members and greenHAUS artists, $5 suggested donation otherwise.

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book club - fiction and non-fiction from diverse voices and perspectives
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

book club - fiction and non-fiction from diverse voices and perspectives

This session - White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Chapters 1-6)

Our book club will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month and we encourage you to bring your lunch and your curiosity. Try to read the book but if you can't get to it, still join us for discussion.

Questions to consider (selected from the reading guide put together by the author)

  1. How can we make generalizations about what it means to be white when we don’t know each person’s individual story?

  2. What are some constructive ways to use your emotional reactions when your opinions on racism are challenged?

  3. How does the birdcage metaphor illustrate oppression?

  4. Discuss Coates’s statement that race is the child of racism, not the father.

  5. How is the author using the term “white supremacy”?

  6. Take a few minutes to share some of your answers to the reflection questions on pp. 35-37. What surprised you?

  7. Why does the author say that white progressives cause the most daily harm to people of color?

  8. What are the earliest racial messages you can recall? Try to move beyond what you were openly told and work to identify implicit messages.

  9. If you are white, share some examples of the good/bad binary in your own responses to sugges- tions that you are complicit with racism.

  10. If you are white, when was the last time someone challenged you to look at an aspect of yourself related to racism? How did you feel? How did you respond? What insights did/can you gain from the exchange? If no one has ever challenged you (or not in a very long time), what might that tell you about how whiteness shapes your life?

  11. Why haven’t affirmative action programs changed our racial outcomes?

  12. The author states that the film The Blind Side is “insidiously anti-black.” Using the framework of the book, explain how a viewer can not notice the anti-black messages yet still be shaped by them.

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Black Friday YOGA
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Black Friday YOGA

Restore and Renew with yoga at openHAUS offered by Catherine Braxton

6pm session is BIPOC only and paid by donation
7pm session is for BIPOC and Allies and the drop in rate is $10-$15

Bring a mat and blocks if you have them, a few will be available here for borrowing.

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black Friday! BIPOC coworking by donation
Oct
11
9:00 AM09:00

black Friday! BIPOC coworking by donation

Come cowork with us by donation every Friday.

Why Black Friday? Every week we hold space in an intentional way for our community to be productive together and connect. Many portland spaces cater to white audiences and we are flipping the script and embracing, celebrating and catering to our BIPOC community.

Who is black friday for? Folks who identify as Black, Indigenous or A Person of color are welcomed to cowork with us by donation on Fridays. All are welcome to drop in and cowork with us on Black Friday or any other day for $25.

What is coworking? Joining together with other freelancers, business owners, remote workers and artists to work on your project and share space and resources with other people also working on their projects. At openHAUS when you come cowork you find a spot that inspires you, log in to the wifi, grab a cup of coffee, get some work done and make a new connection. You may receive support in a surprising way or find a solution that maybe a second perpective was necessary for. It's about sharing office resources and building community so we can all thrive.

Skip the coffee shop, get out of your house and come to our HAUS.

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Black Friday YOGA
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Black Friday YOGA

Restore and Renew with yoga at openHAUS offered by Catherine Braxton

6pm session is BIPOC only and paid by donation
7pm session is for BIPOC and Allies and the drop in rate is $10-$15

Bring a mat and blocks if you have them, a few will be available here for borrowing.

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black Friday! BIPOC coworking by donation
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

black Friday! BIPOC coworking by donation

Come cowork with us by donation every Friday.

Why Black Friday? Every week we hold space in an intentional way for our community to be productive together and connect. Many portland spaces cater to white audiences and we are flipping the script and embracing, celebrating and catering to our BIPOC community.

Who is black friday for? Folks who identify as Black, Indigenous or A Person of color are welcomed to cowork with us by donation on Fridays. All are welcome to drop in and cowork with us on Black Friday or any other day for $25.

What is coworking? Joining together with other freelancers, business owners, remote workers and artists to work on your project and share space and resources with other people also working on their projects. At openHAUS when you come cowork you find a spot that inspires you, log in to the wifi, grab a cup of coffee, get some work done and make a new connection. You may receive support in a surprising way or find a solution that maybe a second perpective was necessary for. It's about sharing office resources and building community so we can all thrive.

Skip the coffee shop, get out of your house and come to our HAUS.

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