Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, & Wilsonville
The Multi-City Equity Summit reflects the strength and dedication of many people from our local communities. The inspiration for the summit was an acknowledgment that barriers exist which prevent some people from fully participating in the quality of life that our communities have to offer.
Barriers to equity can be deliberate, but more often are inadvertent. It is only through examining how we approach diversity and inclusion that we can recognize these barriers and collectively find a way to remove them.
The Multi-City Equity Summit seeks to provide a forum where we can:
- Collectively deepen our understanding of how racism and discrimination are experienced in our communities
- Share ways that our communities are responding to the problem in neighborhoods, schools, and the city government
- Explore ways to address these issues at the local level
Our framework is to promote learning, dialogue, and action. Speakers, panel discussions, and workshops will let everyone more fully understand where the barriers to equity exist and participate in developing plans to break down those barriers.