For the past several decades, many institutions have been working to develop a more racially diverse workforce, one that better reflects the public they serve. But most of these efforts are only effective in the short term, as they rarely change the structure or culture of the institution seeking to diversify. Through this workshop, we will explore how diversifying an institution is the entry point for inclusion and equity, not the end goal. We will examine the common barriers that inhibit inclusion and consider what leadership for equity necessitates in Oregon.
About our Presenter:
Dr. Emily Drew is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, white supremacy, immigration, and social change. Her research agenda revolves around understanding how race and racism get institutionalized, with the goal of helping to illuminate more effective strategies for interrupting systemic inequality. Drew is a co-trainer of “Understanding Institutional Racism” workshops for Crossroads Anti Racism Organizing and Training. In that context, she works as a strategic planner, helping institutions develop and implement long term commitments to anti-racist, multicultural transformation.
Check in and breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Presentation: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
This session is pre-approved for 2.75 SHRM recertification credits
Public Sector HR Association Oregon is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID #45-5602679.