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Social justice, Racial justice, Racial equity, Hispanic Americans


Participants were invited to record a 30-second response to the convening discussion prompts. To gather a representative sample of the community, an invitation list was curated to include student scholars, education practitioners, governmental representatives, nonprofit executives, business owners, and community leaders. The convening was by invitation only. Those unable to attend were encouraged to send a delegate.

Discussion prompts and framing:

  • How do you think climate change is most likely to impact the future of our city - and what are the supports/tools communities most need to prepare for it?
  • How do we ensure Latiné student success, educational attainment, and workforce training that adequately prepares our students for a changing workforce?
  • Technology is significantly changing the way we work. What do we need to prepare our communities? What is the role of technology and tech justice in the future of a healthy, positive Portland?
  • What do you feel is necessary to create faith in community institutions (including voting and democracy)?
  • Where do you think community engagement is strongest in Portland? Where is it less strong? Why? What could be most helpful to change that?

Each group answered the following questions when creating their headlines and stories:

  • Who is involved?
  • What is happening?
  • How are our communities impacted?
  • What practices and policies exist?
  • Why is this important to community wealth-building and well-being?

Groups were encouraged to consider the following when greeting their vision:

  • How does it support long-term environmental sustainability?
  • How does it enable justice, equality, and democracy?
  • How is it helped or hindered by artificial intelligence; is it ethical technology?

The downloadable file is the video of the event output; additional files include captions, summary infographic, discussion headlines, and the convening report.

Related Materials:

Five affinity-based convenings:

"Time to Act" Events:
The Future and Thriving of BIPOC Communities: A Time to Act Macroconvening
(Affinity groups met in-person November 2022)

Time 2 Act: Continuing Action for a Just and Equitable PSU
(Video - Winter Symposium 2021)

Time to Act: Envisioning and Creating a Just and Equitable PSU
(Video - Virtual Equity Summit, October 30, 2020)

Equity Plan:
Time to Act: Plan for Equity & Racial Justice 2021 - 2024 (PDF - Report, 2021)

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