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Dismantling Racism Workshop

  • Bend Library (Downtown) 601 Northwest Wall Street Bend, OR, 97701 United States (map)

Saving Grace recognizes that creating communities without violence goes hand in hand with eradicating hate. In response to the violence in Charlottesville, Saving Grace is offering a community training on Dismantling Racism. This workshop will cover the history of racism in Oregon, how it operates through every aspect of society, and how we can respond to racism in our daily lives by using non-violent communication.

Please note that this event will be first come first served, as venue space is limited. If you are unable to attend this training, contact to receive information about future anti-racism and anti-oppression workshops.

LeeAnn O’Neill manages the legal advocacy program at Saving Grace and is a certified anti-racism trainer. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Modern American, a publication dedicated to diversity and the law, and a member of the Communities of Color Taskforce with the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Prior to her non-profit life, she practiced law and focused her pro bono practice on international child abduction cases. 

Christopher Yucho is a member of the Administrative team and a Facilitator at Mary's Place Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Center, a program of Saving Grace. In addition, he co-facilitates the Children's Domestic Violence Support Group, and has been a certified elementary teacher in Oregon for 17 years. Christopher volunteers with the Deschutes County Sheriff Office's Mountain Rescue Unit, and with Portland Mountain Rescue as well.