OEA's White-Allyship Symposium

March 14, 2020 · 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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UPDATE AS OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020:
Due to growing concern around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), OEA's White-Allyship Symposium has been postponed until a later date. Attendees will be receiving an email notification; all questions about the cancellation may be directed to OEA's Center for Great Public Schools - 503-684-3300 or oea-gps@oregoned.org. Thank you for your understanding.


White-AllyShip Symposium
Courageous Humility in Education

The White-Allyship Symposium stems from the belief that racial equality requires more skills in disrupting social norms that perpetuate the status quo. Few white educators have received explicit support to work collaboratively and inclusively with colleagues of color to dismantle systems and beliefs that perpetuate racial inequality. How can both parties — white educators, and educators of color — create and sustain strong cross-racial dynamics that enhance collaboration around issues of equity, diversity and inclusion?

This Symposium, sponsored by the Oregon Education Association and facilitated by the Oregon Center for Educational Equity, is centered around nurturing effective and authentic White-Allyship. Participants will critically reflect on what it means to be a white ally or a person of color engaged in collaborative racial equity work. The focus on working from the inside out to explore both professional and personal issues will challenge participants to step out of their comfort zone and create new entry points for understanding to support effective cross-racial work.

Location / Venue

Monarch Hotel - Clackamas
12566 SE 93rd.
Clackamas , OR 97015