Do you wonder what people mean by "DEI"–diversity, equity and inclusion? Do you want to feel more comfortable talking about race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and/or migration? Are you curious about how your organization can have more mission impact and become more sustainable by harnessing DEI principles and practices?
NEOEDD brings two different events to explore DEI topics, one for nonprofits and one for the general public.
NEOEDD continues its roundtable discussions for nonprofit volunteers, boards, and staff members to learn, share, and discuss DEI methods and strategies. The next roundtable will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Place, 301 S Lake St. in Joseph. Trainers Anita Yap and Traci Price will provide tools and strategies for diverse community engagement, information on understanding and interrupting microaggressions, how to make a business case for DEI, and how to make an action plan. The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes lunch. Scholarships are available; please inquire at NEOEDD, 541-426-3598. Registration information here.
Second, NEOEDD is hosting the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project "Race and Place: Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future," led by Anita Yap and Traci Price, in La Grande at hq, 112 Depot St., on Aug. 1. This event is free of charge; no registration required. The public is welcome.
Anita Yap is the founding partner of the Multicultural Collaborative, a small business consulting group that provides strategies and services to nonprofits, local governments, and businesses to engage with diverse communities for equity, capacity building, community visioning, urban design, and public policy advocacy. Anita is an active community member and serves on the Jade International District Steering Committee, the Board of Governors for the City Club of Portland, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council Board.
Traci Price has worked in the environmental nonprofit sector for most of her career, with a focus on education and youth. She spearheaded the No Oregon Child Left Inside Act in 2008 and was appointed in 2010 by Gov. Kulongoski to lead development of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan. Traci owns a consulting business and works with the Multicultural Collaborative, a consulting group that helps organizations and businesses engage with diverse communities for equity and capacity building. She prioritizes projects at the intersection of education, environment, and racial justice.
Future DEI roundtables are scheduled for Nov. 7, 2018, and Feb. 6, 2019--save the dates!
This program is available thanks to a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust.