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Race and Place Conversation

                       FREE  DISCUSSION  ABOUT  RACISM  AND  RESILIENCE  IN  OREGON’S  PAST  AND  FUTURE                              The  June 26th event is part of Oregon  Humanities’  statewide  Conversation  Project. 



Oregonians envision a future that includes communities built on values of diversity,  equity, and inclusion.  At the same time, we live in a society that marginalizes and excludes people of color.  How does Oregon ’s history of racism influence our present and how can understanding historic and current impacts of racism in Oregon contribute to our sense of place and vision of the future?  How can diversity and inclusion create thriving communities?  This is the focus of ͞Race  and  Place: Racism and Resilience in Oregon’s Past and Future,͟ a free conversation with  Anita Yap and Traci Price on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 PM  at SE Uplift 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR 97210. This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by  Oregon  Humanities. 

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.  Anita lives in southeast  Portland with her husband and has four children.  She enjoys walking, organic gardening,  and raising honeybees.

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  by  Governor  Kulongoski  to  lead  development  of  the  Oregon  Environmental  Literacy  Plan  in  2010  to  ensure  that  all  students  have  the  opportunity  to  participate  in  regular  outdoor  activity,  examine  complex  community  issues  from  multiple  perspectives,  and  be  prepared  to  address  the  challenges  our  future  holds.  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.

*For questions/concerns or to request accommodations please contact Muz Afzal at or call (503) 232-0010 ext 319.


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