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1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
The City African-American Network (CAAN) seeks to build a common bond of fellowship among Black employees who honorably serve the City of Portland. CAAN advocates for fair employment and equal promotional opportunities for African-Americans through positive relationships with City and community leaders who value and embrace “diversity” beyond just awareness. Opportunity Builds Diversity.
City African American Network (CAAN) Affinity Group is
an approved affiliation of Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland.
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Contact us at CAAN@portlandoregon.gov
Leadership Team: Marvin Dean, Ira Bailey, Jay Brannon, Dyvisha Gordon,
Tyesha McCool Riley, Lorraine Wilson, Javarr Requena, Jarrell Hosley, Leila Haile, ShaToyia Bentley and David Grandfield.
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In 1968, Jane Elliott changed the lives of her class of third grade students by teaching them about the consequences of racism firsthand. By dividing the students into groups based on eye color, she put them in the position of minorities.
A multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins and heritage.