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The Government Alliance on Race and Equity 2020 Annual Membership Meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon!

April 14 - April 16

Members Only, Special Event

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity 2020 Annual Membership Meeting, Confronting Today’s Reality: Restoration, Learning, and Action will be held in Portland, Oregon on April 14th-16th!

 

GARE members in the Portland area have a long history of advancing racial equity in government and we are excited to showcase those efforts to the network.  From criminal justice reform to transit equity, tribal relationship building and the implementation of a budget equity tool, we believe their work will inspire other members to replicate the strides made in Oregon in other parts of the country.

Together with Core GARE Members, Port of Portland, Metro of Oregon, Multnomah County, and in Partnership with Travel Portland, the City of Portland has furthered its commitment to advancing racial equity by hosting our 2020 Membership Meeting.

 

Confronting Today’s Reality: Restoration, Learning, and Action will feature some of the things you’ve loved about past gatherings and some new features incorporated by popular demand:

  • Workshops conceived and delivered by members for members, advancing a national GARE platform. Workshops will be organized by purpose so participants will know clear objectives from each session.
  • Focused time for subject area working groups to share and expand their promising practices.
  • Regional sessions that will support development of regional action plans for 2020-21.
  • Inspirational plenary speakers that bind the various elements of the meeting together and build a vision for the road forward.
  • A deeper integration of arts and culture into the meeting.
  • Site visit opportunities to understand the emerging racial equity context of our host city.
  • To view out agenda at a glance, click here. 

 

Pre-meeting workshops will take place on April 14th,  from 9:00am-5:00pm. General Membership Meeting programing will begin the evening of April 14th and continue on April 15th-16th.  

Pre-meeting workshops on April 14th will support members joining the network, jurisdiction staff seeking to deepen their frame on the fundamentals of advancing racial equity in government, and provide train the trainer opportunities for more experienced “bureau-activists” seeking to expand their skills.**All workshops on April 14th will be running simultaneously and registration for this events is limited to one per person. For more information about all of our pre-meetings, click here. 

 

Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government 

Tuesday, April 14th 

8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

Breakfast and Lunch provided 

$200 per person 

Hosted and facilitated by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) 

Pre-requisite Trainings: None 

Registration: GARE Members only

This workshop provides an introduction to the role, responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity. The training will focus on normalizing racial equity as a core value with clear definitions of key terminology; operationalizing racial equity via new policies and institutional practice; and organizing, both internally and in partnership with other institutions and the community. Participants will gain awareness of the history of race; implicit and explicit bias; information about individual, institutional, and structural racism and how they impact the workplace; gain skills at identifying and addressing institutional and structural racism; and increase capacity to advance racial equity. We introduce a racial equity tool that can be used in decisions relating to policies, practices, programs and budget and share effective communications strategies. This workshop is for new and emerging GARE Members who have not yet participated in GARE’s Signature training “Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government,” or for staff seeking a refresher on key terms, concepts, and strategies. 

 

Train the Trainer: Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government  

Tuesday, April 14th 

8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

Breakfast and Lunch provided 

$200 per person 

Hosted and facilitated by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) 

Pre-requisite Trainings: Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government. 

Registration: GARE Members Only 

Learn racial equity facilitation and training skills that will support transformational change within institutions. This workshop includes an introductory 4-hour curriculum that you can use in your own organization, as well as specific exercises and strategies for dealing with challenging situations. You will develop skills on how to move conversations about race and racial equity to a deeper level and develop strategies for working through challenging situations. Please note: This training is intended only for GARE Members who have previously attended the Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government. 

 

Train the Trainer: Using a Racial Equity Tool 

Tuesday, April 14th 

8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

Breakfast and Lunch provided 

$200 per person 

Hosted and facilitated by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) 

Pre-requisite Trainings: Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government, AND Using a Racial Equity Tool trainings. 

Registration: GARE Members Only 

Learn racial equity facilitation and training skills that will support transformational change within institutions with a specific focus on building and implementing a racial equity tool on policies, practices, and procedures. This workshop includes an overview of the Racial Equity Tool training that you can use in your own organization, as well as specific exercises and strategies for dealing with challenging situations. The Racial Equity Tool trainings provides instruction and practice on how to use GARE’s racial equity toolkit within policy, program and budget decision-making processes. Participants will develop skills to take difficult conversations about race and equity to a deeper level in the context of using a racial equity tool in their jurisdictions and addressing roadblocks and common challenges that jurisdictions face as they walk through the toolkit. Please note: This training is intended only for GARE Members who have previously attended both the Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government, and Using a Racial Equity Tool trainings. 

 

Breakout Session Proposals:

The GARE Annual Membership Meeting is your chance to meet, learn from one another, and energize each other for another year of advancing racial equity in your jurisdictions. As members, you drive the program content, and we invite you to propose a complete concept for a breakout session — workshop, learning lab, or panel — that highlights an issue of importance, policy innovation, or racial equity practice you would like to share with the network.
For more information, or to submit a breakout session proposal, click here. 
**Please note: For full consideration, please submit your proposals by January 31st, 2020.

 

Evening of April 14th-16thGeneral admission covers programming and workshops on April 14-16th at the Portland Convention Center. Below are important details for you to consider as you begin to register members for your jurisdiction. All Core Members receive a certain number of complimentary registrations based on jurisdiction size. Complimentary registrations will expire January 17th! 

 

Complimentary tickets for Core Members:

  • Up to 4,000 employees – one complimentary registration
  • 4,000-14,000 employees – two complimentary registrations
  • Over 14,000 employees — three complimentary registrations

To access your promotional code, please reach out to Maria Martinez at mmartinez@raceforward.org

 

For additional tickets, please see below for pricing:

  • Early Bird Registration: Open now through January 17th, 2020
    • Cost: $300/person
  • General Registration: January 17th– February 28th, 2020
    • Cost: $450/person

Group discounts are extended to groups of 8 or more and do not include complimentary registrations. For additional information, please reach out to Maria Martinez at mmartinez@raceforward.org.

 

Location: 

Oregon Convention Center , 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR, 97232

 

Hotel Accommodations: GARE Room Blocks and special member rates will be available at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. The Hyatt Regency is currently under construction. To access the room block via phone, call 877-803-7534 and ask to make reservations for Race Forward. To access our room block online, click here.  

To register for the membership meeting, or pre-meetings, click here!

For more information on break out session proposals, click here!

Have more questions about the Membership Meeting? Check out our frequently asked questions and answers! 

Details

Start:
April 14
End:
April 16
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Organizer

Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
Phone:
(206) 816-5104
Email:
jnelson@thecsi.org
Website:
https://racialequityalliance.org

Venue

Oregon Convention Center
77 NE Martin Luther King Boulevard
Portland, Oregon
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