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*CANCELLED* SRTS Equity Workshop: Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation

April 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


“Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation”
Thursday, April 2, 2020
8:00am – 3:00pm
Metro Offices, Portland, Oregon

Through exercises, discussions and presentations, participants will strengthen their knowledge of strategies and tools to achieve equity. We will explore a framework for racial justice efforts that moves beyond merely valuing racial diversity to achieving racial equity. We will explore how leading with a racial equity lens is an essential component of a strategy for structural transformation to create equity for all.

We will have an initial session in the morning that is open to all folks focused on SRTS and/or active transportation. The targeted afternoon session will be closed for ORSRTS Leadership Committee only.

Goals and Objectives:
1. We will explore our own positions of advantage and disadvantage, how these impact our lived experiences (and communities we serve), and the importance of an intersectionality lens.
2. We will explore the differing ways to relate to differences- comparing colorblindness, diversity, cultural competency, and anti-oppression/equity lenses.
3. Understand the difference between equality and equity lenses.
4. Introduction of the difference between transactional and transformational approaches to create equity for all.
5. Introduction of Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tools to analyze and transform policies and practices to support the achievement of racial equity.
6. Explore differing roles for individuals to enact to achieve equity.

About the presenter:
Scott Winn is a racial equity consultant who supports a variety of entities, from grass-roots organizations to governmental institutions,in addressing racial and other inequities and transforming policies and practices to achieve equity for all. He provides training, facilitation,assessment, coaching and strategic development. He is a faculty member at the University of Washington, School of Social Work. For eight years he was a Policy and Development Lead for the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI). For the past 25 years he has been active with grassroots organizations engaged in racial,gender and economic transformation.


April 2, 2020
8:00 am - 3:00 pm