DEI Roundtable for Nonprofit Leaders

Please join NEOEDD for the next roundtable discussion for northeastern Oregon nonprofit leaders about the value of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The online event “Inclusivity and Collaboration During COVID” goes from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14; cost to attend is $5 per person. Register here.

Nonprofit organizations aim to benefit their communities by having equitable and inclusive approaches to their programs, leadership, and volunteer opportunities. To be become better collaborators for people that have often been treated unjustly because of their identity, nonprofits must learn to recognize and work alongside these communities. A pandemic, social isolation, and “virtual” relationships present new challenges to our efforts to become more inclusive organizations.

At the October Nonprofit Roundtable, participants will:

  • Consider how underlying assumptions and practices continue to hold back some members of our communities
  • Think about whom our organizations are failing to serve, and why
  • Plan specific steps to become better listeners and supporters, able and willing to act on alongside and on behalf of those experiencing discrimination

Perla Medina Alvarez Lucio (pictured above) was born in México and moved to Portland in 2006. She began her involvement in Oregon civic engagement at a young age, serving on the Multnomah Youth Commission. She has a bachelor of arts in ethnic studies from the University of Oregon, where she served in leadership roles for various student organizations. She worked as legislative director with the Oregon Student Association, leading training and engagement activities with colleges and universities across Oregon, including in Eastern Oregon. Most recently, Perla led the #WeCountOregon campaign’s statewide field efforts to ensure “hard-to-count” Oregonians are included in the 2020 census.

This program provided with assistance from Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, and Meyer Memorial Trust

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