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.


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.

I want to connect with other BIPOC! How can I join the next gathering?
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Join our next gathering on Resilience, Reflection & Emergence on Wednesday, April 7 from 5-6:30PM.  Register here and explore how we can use reflective strategies to process, navigate, and emerge into a phase of the pandemic shaped by vaccines, re-openings, and reconnection. Email Misha (they/them) at misha@apano.org for any questions.