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Friday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Strategic Interventions: Moving from ‘Diversity’ to Racial Equity

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Session Description

Through this deep dive, Crossroads facilitators will take participants through a process that problematizes the “diversity” discourses that prevent many of our organizations from being equitable and accountable to the communities we serve.  We will delve into systemic racism and ask participants to apply this analysis to their own organizations.  In doing so, they will illuminate areas in which strategic interventions could make a meaningful difference in producing racially equitable outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Begin internalizing a shared language for talking effectively about systemic racism, helping to normalize the discussion within your organization;

  • Examine racism as a systemic issue operating institutionally and culturally in the United States, and not only an issue of individual attitudes and actions;

  • Consider the challenges of building inclusive organizational culture and putting into place equitable practices, both internally and with the people we serve;

  • Explore approaches to dismantling racism that can provide the foundation for institutional interventions against systemic racism, specifically in your professional organization.

Note: This session is an all-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Deep Dive workshops are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Drew

Emily Drew

Associate Professor of Sociology, Willamette University
Emily Drew is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, education, Black Lives Matter and social change. Her research agenda revolves around understanding how race and racism get institutionalized, with the goal of helping to illuminate more effective strategies for interrupting systemic inequality. Drew is a trainer with Crossroads Antiracism works with CAUSA, a... Read More →
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Margarita Gutierrez

President of Executive Committee, VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project
Margarita Gutierrez graduated in 2012 from Willamette University with a degree in American Ethnic Studies. Margarita is the president of the Executive Committee for VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project. She has empowered and supported immigrants navigate the complexities of immigration law with her work with Immigrant Law Group PC and the Innovation Law Lab.  Margarita has worked with Willamette Academy, a college... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:45pm
St. John's Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

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