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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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City African-American Network (CAAN)


Black History Month Lunch and Learn

February 11, 11:30 AM

421 SW 6th Suite 500

Community Engagement Strategies that Work


  • Dyvisha Gordon, Portland Housing Bureau
  • Da’Von Wilson-Angel, Emergency Management
  • Henry Ford, Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • Tyesha McCool Riley, Civic Life 

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.

Sign Up for the CAAN Newsletter  HERE

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Leadership Team: Marvin Dean, Kim McCarty, Tosin Abiodun, Jay Brannon, Dyvisha Gordon, Tyesha McCool-Riley, Sabrina Wilson, Lorraine Wilson




The Angry Eye - Documentary 51 min.

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.

Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences and Change

A multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins and heritage.