General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
Affinity groups are voluntary, employee-driven groups that are organized around a particular shared interest or dimension. DEEP envisions that affinity groups will be organized around the protected classes set forth in non-discrimination laws such as race, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. However, DEEP will consider approving any Affinity Group that is organized around other historical barriers to an equitable and inclusive work environment. Each affinity group must be open to any and all employees within the City of Portland.
Prepared by Carolina Iraheta Gonzalez, Leadership Institute of Seattle, Saybrook University
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Opportunity Builds Diversity
Faith & Friends Affinity Group
Filipino American City Employees
Hapa, Asian, and Pacific Islander (H.A.P.I.) Affinity Group
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer & Questioning and Friends Affinity Group
Shared interest in Slavic Culture and/or self affiliation with a Slavic Cultural heritage.
Unidos Latinos Amiercanos Affinity Group
Veterans Empowerment Team