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Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network

Evolving Demographics & Disparities in Oregon

Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor 721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland

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Facilitator

Dahnesh Medora, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Panel

Marcelo Bonta, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Diversity & the Environment
Carol Cheney, Equity Manager, Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity & Inclusion
Jason Jurjevich, Assistant Director, Population Research Center

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

The Portland metro area has been undergoing dramatic demographic shifts that often correspond to inequities among different racially defined groups. Understanding the ways in which our population is evolving and the types of disparities that different communities face will be the focus of this month’s Diversity Leaders Network.

In this interactive discussion, a panel of local leaders working on the front lines will share their views of current conditions, trends, and efforts to address different inequity issues such as health, access to green spaces, and education. Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the ways in which Portland’s population is changing
  • Hear about efforts to address inequities in key areas
  • Explore how nonprofits can play a key role creating change to current conditions

About the Facilitator

Dahnesh Medora serves as Senior Consultant for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, where he provides consulting support to nonprofits and supports select initiatives related to nonprofit capacity building. As both a consultant and coach, Dahnesh provides support on issues such as leadership development, organizational change, and cross-cultural effectiveness. Before joining NAO in 2007, Dahnesh was the Director of Organizational Services for the National Community Development Institute in Oakland, CA, where he provided capacity building support to community-based organizations working primarily in communities of color and on issues of social justice. Prior to NCDI, Dahnesh assisted new and emerging nonprofits seeking fiscal sponsorship and infrastructure support at the Tides Center and Foundation in San Francisco, CA. Dahnesh has served on a number of nonprofit Boards, and he received his BA in International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College and his MA at Michigan State University, where he studied ways nongovernmental organizations are linked to their constituents.

About the Panelists

Marcelo Bonta speaks and writes passionately about his broad vision of diversifying the environmental movement to audiences around the US. He is the founder of the Environmental Professionals of Color and the Center for Diversity and the Environment, where he works with leaders and environmental institutions to effectively include diversity, equity, and inclusion in the foundation of their work. Marcelo serves on the Climate Access Advisory Council, Verde Outreach Advisors, Saving Land Magazine’s Editorial Board, Diverse Partners for Environmental Progress National Council, and Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation.

Since 1991, Carol Cheney’s career has focused on gender, racial, and LGBTQ justice, focusing on education and awareness, community organizing and capacity building for domestic violence programs, reproductive rights, and community-based organizations that serve immigrants, refugees, and communities of color. From 2002 to 2010, Carol worked for NAO in a variety of roles, including Statewide Training Program Manager, Helpline Coordinator, and Ford Institute Trainer and Consultant. Currently, Carol serves as the Equity Manager for the Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly the Office of Multicultural Health and Services), whose mission is to eliminate health disparities and promote racial and ethnic health equity across Oregon.

Jason Jurjevich is the Assistant Director of the Population Research Center (PRC), a research institute in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University (PSU). As PRC Assistant Director, Jason is committed to ensuring that the Center serves the people of Oregon by providing accurate analyses of population trends across the state. Jurjevich also teaches courses at PSU in population geography and applied demographic methods.

About the Network

Diversity Leaders Network is a proactive, comprehensive approach to institutionalizing cultural competence at your organization. This Network is designed to help leaders better understand the cause and effect of varying viewpoints and to inspire open-mindedness and a willingness to learn from those with diverse backgrounds.

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Facilitator

Dahnesh Medora, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Panel

Marcelo Bonta, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Diversity & the Environment
Carol Cheney, Equity Manager, Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity & Inclusion
Jason Jurjevich, Assistant Director, Population Research Center

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

The Portland metro area has been undergoing dramatic demographic shifts that often correspond to inequities among different racially defined groups. Understanding the ways in which our population is evolving and the types of disparities that different communities face will be the focus of this month’s Diversity Leaders Network.

In this interactive discussion, a panel of local leaders working on the front lines will share their views of current conditions, trends, and efforts to address different inequity issues such as health, access to green spaces, and education. Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the ways in which Portland’s population is changing
  • Hear about efforts to address inequities in key areas
  • Explore how nonprofits can play a key role creating change to current conditions

About the Facilitator

Dahnesh Medora serves as Senior Consultant for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, where he provides consulting support to nonprofits and supports select initiatives related to nonprofit capacity building. As both a consultant and coach, Dahnesh provides support on issues such as leadership development, organizational change, and cross-cultural effectiveness. Before joining NAO in 2007, Dahnesh was the Director of Organizational Services for the National Community Development Institute in Oakland, CA, where he provided capacity building support to community-based organizations working primarily in communities of color and on issues of social justice. Prior to NCDI, Dahnesh assisted new and emerging nonprofits seeking fiscal sponsorship and infrastructure support at the Tides Center and Foundation in San Francisco, CA. Dahnesh has served on a number of nonprofit Boards, and he received his BA in International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College and his MA at Michigan State University, where he studied ways nongovernmental organizations are linked to their constituents.

About the Panelists

Marcelo Bonta speaks and writes passionately about his broad vision of diversifying the environmental movement to audiences around the US. He is the founder of the Environmental Professionals of Color and the Center for Diversity and the Environment, where he works with leaders and environmental institutions to effectively include diversity, equity, and inclusion in the foundation of their work. Marcelo serves on the Climate Access Advisory Council, Verde Outreach Advisors, Saving Land Magazine's Editorial Board, Diverse Partners for Environmental Progress National Council, and Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation.

Since 1991, Carol Cheney’s career has focused on gender, racial, and LGBTQ justice, focusing on education and awareness, community organizing and capacity building for domestic violence programs, reproductive rights, and community-based organizations that serve immigrants, refugees, and communities of color. From 2002 to 2010, Carol worked for NAO in a variety of roles, including Statewide Training Program Manager, Helpline Coordinator, and Ford Institute Trainer and Consultant. Currently, Carol serves as the Equity Manager for the Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly the Office of Multicultural Health and Services), whose mission is to eliminate health disparities and promote racial and ethnic health equity across Oregon.

Jason Jurjevich is the Assistant Director of the Population Research Center (PRC), a research institute in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University (PSU). As PRC Assistant Director, Jason is committed to ensuring that the Center serves the people of Oregon by providing accurate analyses of population trends across the state. Jurjevich also teaches courses at PSU in population geography and applied demographic methods.

About the Network

Diversity Leaders Network is a proactive, comprehensive approach to institutionalizing cultural competence at your organization. This Network is designed to help leaders better understand the cause and effect of varying viewpoints and to inspire open-mindedness and a willingness to learn from those with diverse backgrounds.

When
December 8th, 2011 from  8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location
Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Multnomah
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NAO Members $22.50
Nonmembers $25.00
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