Race and Place: Racism and Resilience in Oregon’s Past and Future

Many 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. Facilitators Anita Yap and Traci Price will lead participants in a conversation that looks at how Oregon’s history of racism influences our present and asks, 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?

Leader

Traci Price | Portland

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.

Anita Yap | Portland

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.

Program Themes

Civic Life , Community , Equity , History , Justice , Public Policy , Race

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