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A virtual session on racial problem solving will be offered for free on November 10 from 6-8 pm. Participants will be invited to bring examples of race-related issues, disputes, and obstacles they have or are facing and Ezell Watson will facilitate a discussion with our panelists to help brainstorm solution strategies. This session is open to the public but provider organizations, including staff, volunteers, and family members are particularly urged to attend. Space is limited so please register only if you plan to attend to be sure those who wish to join us are able to do so. If you are a provider of care to school-age children in Washington County and are not already involved in our quarterly OST Provider Meetings, please email info@washingtoncountykids.org and ask to be added to our provider listserv. Registration:  https://wck-dei-panel.eventbrite.com

Panelists:

  • Phu Dao , Equity Leader & Associate Principal – Shalaha Middle School, Portland Public Schools
  • Cynthia Macleod , Retired Administrator and Equity Leader–Portland Public Schools
  • Regina Sackrider, Associate Principal – Sellwood Middle School, Portland Public Schools
  • Reiko Williams, Director, Regional Equity Initiatives and Partnerships, Multnomah Education Service District

Facilitator: Ezell Watson III is a leader in the field of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), i.e. social justice, and an advocate for human rights, specifically the rights of Oregonians. He currently serves as the Program Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Oregon Public Utility Commission. Mr. Watson brings a wealth of experience to his role including 10 years of experience in the educational equity sector and 10 years as a DEI professional. As a social justice champion, Mr. Watson led equity efforts within the Portland Public Schools’ offices of Community Engagement, including the renaming process of the now Ida Bae Wells Barnett High School, formerly Woodrow Wilson High School. He also played an integral role in developing and enhancing the school district’s five-year equity plan. Mr. Watson believes wholeheartedly in the goodness of humanity and seeks to “Promote smiles and happiness in the atmosphere,” anytime he engages in ANY endeavor.

Any questions, email us at info@washingtoncounytkids.org.

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