Multi-City Equity Summit

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Planting the Seeds for Positive Change

The City of Lake Oswego is proud to be part of the upcoming Multi-City Equity Summit! Join us on Saturday, October 19, for the inaugural Multi-City Equity Summit as we learn together and identify ways to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our communities.

For more information, please visit www.multicityequity.org.

About the Summit 

The Multi-City Equity Summit reflects the strength and dedication of many people from our local communities. The inspiration for the summit was an acknowledgment that barriers exist which prevent some people from fully participating in the quality of life that our communities have to offer.

Barriers to equity can be deliberate, but more often are inadvertent. It is only through examining how we approach diversity, equity, and inclusion that we can recognize these barriers and collectively find a way to remove them.

The Multi-City Equity Summit seeks to provide a forum where we can:

  • Collectively deepen our understanding of how racism and discrimination are experienced in our communities
  • Share ways that our communities are responding to the problem in neighborhoods, schools, and the city government
  • Explore ways to address these issues at the local level

Our framework is to promote learning, dialogue, and action. Speakers, panel discussions, and workshops will let everyone more fully understand where the barriers to equity are and participate in developing plans to break down those barriers.

Program

The program for the Multi-City Equity Summit is being designed to provide attendees with a variety of opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful discussions with other members of our community. The program will provide an emphasis on open and relevant conversations that will strengthen the common understanding of equity related issues shared by the cities of Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville.

The details of the program are still under development.