General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
Ever since DEEP was created in June 2007, they have coordinated at least 10 different Affinity Groups, brought in dozens of renowned speakers on different cultural topics, and sponsored and assisted with funding of many City cultural events. DEEP currently works closely with the Office of Equity and Human Rights to coordinate and track monthly cultural celebrations at the City of Portland.
If your bureau or group is interested in co-sponsoring/organizing a cultural celebration, submit your request through DEEP. It is recommended that requests be made at least 3 months in advance of the designated month. Because sponsorship of cultural celebrations is an important tool in building community and cross-cultural understanding, we encourage bureaus to partner with other bureaus and outside community groups. Sponsorships/organizing groups can change year-to-year.
PLEASE NOTE: The time you spend working on cultural celebration events, attending meetings, etc. is on a volunteer basis only; unless you receive specific permission from your Bureau director or supervisor.
Please contact DEEP if you have celebration ideas or would like to participate.
|Month||Cultural Celebration||Involvement for 2013|
|January||Lunar New Year and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||DEEP (Gather at the table) -2013|
|February||Black History Month||Black History Month committee (2013)|
|March||Women's History Month||WAG, PBOT, BTS Diversity Committee and misc. city employees (2013)
Women's Affinity Group and PDX City Mamas Affinity Group (2012)
|April||Multi-Cultural Communication Month|
|May||Asian Pacific Heritage Month||FACE, OEHR, and DEEP (2013)|
|June||LGBTQ2 Pride Month (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning)||
DEEP and LGBTQ & Friends Affinity Group (2013)
LGBTQ & Friends Affinity Group and PBOT (2012)
|July||Independence Day Celebration|
|August||Celebrating Culture Through Food: Cook-Off|
|September||Hispanic Heritage Month and Racial Equality Week|
|October||Disability Employment Awareness Month||
OEHR, DEEP and other employees (2013)
|November||American Indian Heritage Month||
BES and multiple city employees (2013)
|December||Human Rights Day||
DEEP (2012) -- KWANZAA
First steps for planning a cultural event
Helpful tips for planning meetings or cultural celebrations