Please note: the time for this workshop is from 10-11:30 am.
- develop a shared set of racial justice tools for their work in bridging the wealth gap
- gain a greater understanding of the causes of poverty in our communities
- collectively work toward common goals and agendas.
Mary Li, Director, Multnomah Idea Lab (MIL). Mary has worked for Multnomah County since 1990, and describes herself as a proud bureaucrat! She believes that it’s an absolute responsibility for government to address the role that policies, practices, and investments have played in creating the inequities experienced by our communities today. By intentionally centering race in our work, we can take action that makes a difference in the journey towards justice.
Steve Van Eck, Research Evaluation Analyst, Multnomah Idea Lab (MIL). Steve van Eck was a co-founder of the Multnomah Idea Lab, a center for innovation located inside the Department for County Human Services. He is the former Deputy Director of the contemporary art center, Yale Union, and a researcher at the Meyer Memorial Trust and the Oregon Community Foundation. He holds a Bachelor’s in Community Development and a Master’s degree in Urban Economics from Portland State University.
About MIL: The MIL specifically focuses on the human experience at the intersection of poverty and race to develop work that influences local, regional, and state government. The cornerstones to the MIL’s approach are a Human Centered Design (HCD) practice; Critical Thinking, engaging with others using a dynamic, systemic lens; and then using Applied Research to test ideas in the community. The MIL has employed HCD in numerous projects, including the County’s Trans and Gender Diverse Workgroup, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) CityStart grant.
|Date||Thursday, July 18, 2019|
|Time||10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
|Place||United Way Conference Room: 611 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205|
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