Program: Foundations of Equity and Inclusion

Program:  Foundations of Equity and Inclusion

Monday, May 23, 2016, Metro Council Annex, Portland, Oregon

Oregon ODN Program
Foundations of Equity and Inclusion:
Developing Self Awareness to Move Toward Action

  • How can we begin to create an inclusive and equitable framework?
  • Join us for an engaging and interactive workshop to explore the foundations of equity and inclusion.
  • Develop personal and professional self-awareness through small and large group discussion.
  • We will begin with an introduction to culture and move through personal experience, and historical context.


Rut Martinez-Alicea is originally from Puerto Rico and came to the US in 1998. She has 3 years of Masters level studies in Art Therapy and a BA in Psychology from the Universidad de Puerto Rico. Additionally, she has taken courses on adult leadership and education at PSU’s PACE Program and over 10 years of fine arts education. Professionally, she focuses on understanding and educating the community on the impact of the intersection of racism and sexism in communities and individuals. For many years, she focused on the intervention and prevention of domestic and sexual violence within the Spanish speaking Latino community in the Portland Metro area. She brought these experiences to PCC to design and implement the first program at a Community College dedicated exclusively to the primary prevention of rape in the US: PCC SAFE. As the Coordinator of the Southeast Multicultural Center (MC), she brings the same experiences and understanding: systems of social inequities create environments where individuals and communities are at greater risk of different victimizations, have less access to basic resources, and experience a multitude of challenges to attend school and achieve their educational goals… among so many other threats, risks and disadvantages.

Design Team
Sarah Groshell, MPA
Joann Gadbaw, MA


Date:  Monday, May 23, 2016
Time:  5 - 8 pm

  • 5 - 6 pm:  Networking
  • 6 - 8 pm:  Program

Location:  Metro Council Annex, 600 NE Grand, Portland, OR  97232
Parking:  Parking is available on the street and in a nearby garage for a nominal fee.
Cost:  $10 Chapter members and Partner Organizations; $25 others
Refreshments:  Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
RSVP:  Through EventBrite. Online registration available until 8 AM the morning of the event. Registration also available at the door if space available.
Questions:  Joann Gadbaw,