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What's DEI??

Do you wonder what do 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 wondering why or how your organization should take part in discussions of privilege?

Join a dynamic, interactive roundtable with Alai Reyes-Santos, who will lead a discussion that about people and change in Northeast Oregon. Meet other organization leaders and community volunteers willing to have the hard conversations that are needed to build a better future for everyone.

 

  • May 1 The Place, 301 S Lake St., Joseph  Register here
  • May 2 HatchLab Baker, 2019 A Main St., Baker City  Register here

 

Cost is $25, which includes lunch. Scholarships are available; please inquire at NEOEDD, 541-426-3598.

Future roundtable dates are Aug. 1 (Location in Wallowa County TBD) and Nov. 7, 2018, and Feb. 6, 2019. Details forthcoming.

 

Dr. Alaí Reyes-Santos is an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of Oregon. She is an award-winning scholar, and writer on race, gender, and migration studies, recently earning the 2015 Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching. She has led workshops and served as a consultant on issues of equity and inclusion for the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights,
Northwest Youth Corps, Pearl Buck Center, Nonprofit Association of Oregon, School Garden Project, and Centro Bono (Dominican Republic).

This program is offered with support from Meyer Memorial Trust.

-LGBTQ 101- Topic of Next DEI Roundtable

Rural Oregon's nonprofit organizations are exploring how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can build understanding, strengthen mission impact, and ensure public benefit. To this end, NEOEDD is organizing a series of roundtable discussions for regional nonprofit board members and staff to learn, share, and discuss DEI methods and strategies. The next roundtable will be held Feb. 7, 2018; others are planned for May 2, Aug. 1, and Nov. 7, 2018, and Feb. 6, 2019.

The Feb. 7 session will be held at the Island City Hall, 10605 Island Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including lunch. The title is “LGBTQ 101,” and will be led by Meg Bowen (pictured, with dog Sparky), quality director at Winding Waters Clinic in Enterprise, and Stef Duncan and Kyrie Weaver of Safe Harbors in Enterprise. Bowen has worked in health care and primary care for more than 30 years and is a Pacific Northwest native. Duncan has worked as a domestic violence and sexual assault victims’ advocate for the past eight years, the last three of which as an LGBTQ-specific advocate in Wallowa County.

Sessions in October and December of last year focused on assessing an organization's progress in addressing DEI generally, within programs and at the governance level. The February roundtable focuses on a specific element of DEI: how denying human rights to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer members of our community not only threatens those individuals in obvious ways, but is also detrimental to everyone in the community.

"A community that is not safe for all of its members isn’t safe for any of its members," notes Bowen. "This roundtable will offer history and also present-day implications of fear and bigotry."

The cost to attend is $25 per person per roundtable discussion. Scholarships are available; please inquire at NEOEDD, 541-426-3598. Registration here.

This program is available thanks to a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust.