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With heavy hearts, but a strong wish for the health and well-being of our beloved community, we announce the postponement of the Oregon Food Bank Summer Equity Institute tentatively until the first week of October. As we continue to follow Oregon executive orders regarding Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) we will keep your safety at the center of the work we do. If the situation requires us to cancel the October date, we’ll send an announcement during the 1st week of June. In that case, we will then plan to hold our institute in August 2021.  

 

 

We are hosting our second annual Oregon Food Bank Equity Summer Institute this October 5 through 9, 2020 at the Northwest Health Foundation located in Portland, OR.  The institute is open to participants from all backgrounds and is most relevant to individuals working for and interested in the implementation of equity at individual and institutional levels, as well as in the context of food justice. All proceeds will support Oregon Food Bank’s equity work.

 

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Outcomes:

    • Create a learning community and group capacity for collective learning on sensitive subject matters such as aspects of identity, equity and systemic oppression 
    • Promote common language on matters of culture, identity, and equity 
    • Discover and identify the cultural and personal impact of the social construction of race and racism within our historical context
    • Promote common language on matters of sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexism, heterosexism, and cis-sexism 
    • Discover and identify the cultural and personal impact of the social construction of gender, sexual orientation, sexism, heterosexism, and cissexism within our historical context
    • Celebrate a learning community and group capacity for collective learning on sensitive subject matters such as aspects of identity, equity and systemic oppression 
    • Promote common language on matters of intersectionality 
    • Exploration of possible application and implementation of equity at the organizational/institutional level 
    • Discover and create a personal/organizational journey for an intersectional ally work

 

Learn more about our facilitator Rut Martinez here.

 

Registration: 

  • Early Registration: April 1st, 2020 
  • Full Tuition: $1,800
  • Early Bird: $1,500

Registration includes:

  • 40 hours of interactive training on foundational concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, culture and identity and their application in current organizational/institutional settings. 
  • Resource Guide and Tool Kit
  • Breakfast, Lunch, snacks, and coffee each day

 

Scholarship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce we will be offering 10 scholarships. The scholarships cover registration costs only, not travel or hotel. 

Scholarships are awarded to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant identifies in meaningful ways as a member of communities that experience structural inequities and discrimination primarily based on race and gender, Oregon Food Bank is prioritizing the following equity constituencies: 
  • People and communities of color 
  • People and communities who are recent immigrants and refugees
  • People who are single moms/caregivers 
    • Note on language:  understanding the infinite number of gender identities that exist – and pushing back on dominant binary constructions of gender, we choose to identify the specific challenges facing single women who are moms/caregivers.  We affirm that gender identity is porous. And we also lift up the specific impacts of traditional binary gender roles and patriarchy.  
  • People and communities who are TGNC (trans and gender non-conforming) 
    • If not a member of our equity constituencies, currently active in and responsible for equity work 
    • Committed to championing equity efforts within their personal lives, workplace, and community. 
    • Will add representation of diverse perspectives during the training