Why does resilience matter to BIPOC in a time of economic and social upheaval? 

The Resilience Series is an online public program where folks come together to learn, share resources and stories, and reflect.


I want to connect with other BIPOC! How can I join the next gathering?
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! We are honored to present Liberation in Practice: Anti-Racism Workshops for Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (A Resilience Series Deep Dive). We have partnered with some of the worlds’ leading minds, who are deep in social justice work, to present 9 anti-racism workshops starting on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.  Liberation in Practice gatherings, just like Resilience Series gatherings, are for and by the BIPOC community. Our white allies and accomplices are welcomed to our event on Friday, May 14: A Celebration of Asian & Pacific Islander Resilience & Solidarity. Find the full schedule and email our Welcome Desk Coordinator Misha (they/them) for any questions or accessibility concerns.

What can I expect during Resilience Series gatherings? 
In our online gatherings, we embrace participation. After an invited community speaker shares their knowledge and experience, participants are invited into breakout rooms for conversation and community building. The Resilience Series is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) only space that embraces a collaborative, non-hierarchical learning model. We hope participants can not only learn and share resources, but also collectively imagine a just, equitable, and holistic future where communities of color can thrive.

How did the Resilience Series begin?
The Resilience Series: Conversations during COVID-19 started in April 2020 when the Oregon governor announced the first of many “stay at home” orders. In 2020, we held 15 Resilience Series gatherings and look forward to continuing programming in 2021. Join us!

I missed some Resilience Series in the past. Do you record your sessions?
Wasn’t able to attend a gathering? Did someone share a really cool resource that you forgot to write down? Stay tuned for past Resilience Series gatherings recordings. Note that we only record our community facilitators’ and entire group sharings, not the smaller breakout sessions.