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Portland, Oregon

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City African-American Network (CAAN)

 Black History Month Proclamation and Celebration

Tomorrow à Wednesday, February 8, 2023

9:45 a.m.

City Hall

Attend in person or watch online at:

Celebration to follow in the City Hall Atrium
10 a.m. to Noon


Black Resistance – A Fireside Chat

Wednesday, February 15

Noon to 2 p.m.

Portland Building, Room 108


Black Space

Via Zoom

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To receive an invite, contact Marvin Dean @


Black Resistance – A Fireside Chat

Wednesday, February 22

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Portland Building, Room 108


Join CAAN for these events and to sign up for future communications, contact
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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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Leadership Team: Marvin Dean, Ira Bailey,
Tyesha McCool Riley, Jarrell Hosley, Leila Haile, and Arielle Bradford



2020 CAAN COVID-19 Impact Survey

CAAN Leadership surveyed Black staff at the start of the pandemic to gauge how the pandemic was affecting Black Staff. Black people are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, but we found it also disproportionately affects us as employees.

2020 CAAN Director Letter

Sent November 2020. CAAN Leadership prepared a letter to all Bureau directors following a Black COVID Impact survey CAAN distributed in the summer after the 2020 Pandemic.

2021 Black Workforce Report

CAAN Leadership prepared a report on the City of Portland's Black Workforce. Distributed in March 2021.

2021 CAAN Black Employee Support Survey

CAAN Leadership prepared a survey on Black Employee Support in follow up to the 2020 CAAN COVID-19 Impact Survey. Distributed in August 2021. Survey will be open until Friday, September 17th, 2021