Race & Racism: Conversing Candidly with Heart – November 11, 2020

Race & Racism: Conversing Candidly with Heart – November 11, 2020

Are you ready for a vibrant, thoughtful discussion about race and racism?

We invite you to join an interactive dialogue! A diverse, dynamic panel of local leaders and experts will talk about their navigation in the world of race and racism. As participants, we will also break into small groups to share insights, questions, lessons learned and set the stage for ongoing individual, organizational and community engagement on race and antiracism.

In response to the death of George Floyd, Oregon OD Network issued a Statement on Calls for Racial Justice. OODN also chose to prioritize awareness, appreciation and meaningful action about race equity in our community outreach, strategic planning, programming and pro bono work.

Future in depth conversations will explore how our Network, both as individual members and in a Community of Practice, might experience and react to race and racism. Attention will focus on healing racial divides, building trust with communities of color and improving culturally adept communication and behavior with diverse populations.

Larry Howlett’s efforts in community and organization development span 35 years as an executive, entrepreneur and change agent resulting in revitalization and reinvestment in distressed communities. A National Urban Fellow, earning academic achievement and public service awards, Larry is a new, trusted member of our Network, taking responsibility to support our DE&I journey, lending great value to our community.

Lillian Tsai is an award-winning, seasoned cross-cultural competency trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant demonstrates unique ability to motivate and inspire executives, leaders, teams and individuals of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Her focus upon diversity and inclusion, cross-cultural competency and intercultural communications on three continents (Asia, Europe and North America) has affected change in global and local organizations, developing hundreds of employees and mid- to upper-level managers into savvy communicators.

Cupid Alexander is Director of Strategic Initiatives for Mayor Ted Wheeler, regional Vice President for the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), President and Board Member of the Urban League of Portland’s Young Professionals. Recipient of the National Emerging Leader award (2018), Executive Masters in Public Administration, with a graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development.

Heather Luxion welcomes conflict as a means for truth to emerge. As a communications expert and coach, she is known for her warm presence, wisdom, insightfulness, and an uncanny knack to cut straight to the root of a matter, even with the most complex subjects. Heather is an Anti-Racism Educator, Certified Mediator, Professional Certified Coach, and Restorative Justice Facilitator.



Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom. Instructions on how to log in will be sent out to all registrants the day of the event. Please note that there is no technical support for this event. Please check your audio and video prior to joining the meeting.
Cost: OODN Chapter Members and Partner Organizations (ATD, PHRMA):$10; All others: $15
Register: Through Eventbrite. Online registration available until 8 am the morning of the event. Limited to 100 participants.

This event may be recorded. If so, it will be made available via link to anyone who registered. The recording is not available to the general public.