Governing for Racial Equity
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 -- Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights is co-sponsoring the Governing for Racial Equity Conference, Monday and Tuesday, March 25 and 26, at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Portland.
The GRE Network is a regional partnership of government jurisdictions working to achieve racial equity. Participants work to eliminate institutional and structural racism: the root causes of racial inequities. The network's goals are to strengthen alliances, build organizational and institutional skills and commitment, share promising practices and develop and implement policies that promote racial equity.
The Conference also will feature workshops and presentations on incorporating a racial equity lens for training, policy development, health, transportation, planning and more.
Elected leaders are invited to enroll in a facilitated executive session to discuss the opportunities and challenges of governing for racial equity.
The Conference will culminate with the official launch of the GRE Network.
Government employees and elected officials from around the United States have registered.