2019 Program

The program for the Multi-City Equity Summit is being designed to provide attendees with a variety of opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful discussions with other members of our community. The program will provide an emphasis on open and relevant conversations that will strengthen our common understanding of equity related issues shared by the cities of Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville.

The program outline is presented below and links to the details of the program content, speaker bios, and founding members are provided at the bottom of this page.

8:00 am – 9:00 amRegistration
9:00 am – 9:45 amKeynote Speaker: Dean Marvin Lynn, PhD: Conceptualizing and Building a “Beloved Community” in Oregon: Race, Multiculturalism, and Intersectionality (Auditorium)
9:45 am – 10:00 amMorning Break

10:00 am – 11:30 amMorning Breakout Sessions
Race and Racism in Oregon: The Past is Prologue (Choir Rm. 125) – Dr. Paul Miller
Why Equity? (Black Box – 126) – Dr. Emily Drew
Breaking the Bias Code: Unlock, Harness and Transform the largest Hidden Barrier to Inclusion (Band Rm. – 124) – Charu Nair
Using Relational Leadership to Create a Culture of Equity in a System Designed to be Equal (Library) – Bill de la Cruz
Building Bridges: One Community’s Journey to the Museum of Tolerance (Auditorium) – Panel Discussion Facilitated by Don Johnson
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
“Unopened “ presented by Lakewood Theater Company
West Linn Youth Music Project
Face to Face mural project
1:00 pm – 2:30 pmAfternoon Breakout Sessions
Barriers to Equity (Black Box – 126) – Thomas Bruner
Engaging in Ally Behavior (Choir Rm. – 125) – John Lenssen
Microagressions: The Macro Impact (Band Rm. – 124) – Dr. Markisha Smith
Schools and Community Moving Forward (Cafeteria)– Willie Poinsette & Christine Moses
Government and Community Moving Forward (Library)
Glenn Montgomery & Megan Phelan
2:30 pm – 2:45 pmAfternoon Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pmClosing Remarks – Emmett Wheatfall(Auditorium)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pmWrap-up and Feedback

Additional information:

Program Details

Speaker Bios

Founding Members