Dialogue Services

Uniting to Understand Racism works throughout the year with local businesses, schools, government, nonprofits and community members to sponsor a six-week interracial dialogue program within their organizations. The program, led by two trained facilitators, focuses on helping participants raise their level of awareness concerning unexamined bias and encouraging proactive change.


The dialogue series offers participants didactic and experiential resources to stimulate discussion and self-examination. Using a multi-media approach we explore the processes of

  • racial identity development,
  • cultural sharing,
  • white privilege,
  • hidden bias, and
  • ways to eliminate biased behaviors in our workplaces, community settings, and homes

Participants are inspired by honest and open-hearted exchanges with each other, and leave the group with action ideas and resources for continuing this work.


Contact Kristie Duyckinck to organize a dialogue for your group or organization at  director@understandracism.org.


Special thanks to organizations who have hired UUR for services (all not included):

City of Portland

Department of Justice

Hillsboro School District



Northwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Oregon State Bar (Richard Baldwin, Edwin Peterson, and Khalil Zonoozy)

Portland General Electric          

Portland State University (Equalizing Access to Justice Capstone Class)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Redeemer Lutheran Church

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