The last year has been tough on everyone, and if I was asked to find a bright spot in all of the stress and strife it is the spotlight shining on the unequal experience of different races in the US and the need for both systemic and individual changes to support racial equity and to better support our clients, students, colleagues and neighbors.
This year's virtual PDI is an opportunity to examine, and reflect on those experiences in the broader economy and the closeness of the workplace and to understand the role we each play in either upholding or fixing an unjust system.
We have two speakers lined up for this session.
Christian Kaylor, Workforce Economist will give us an update of the COVID recovery in Oregon and look at the differential impact of the shutdown and the road ahead.
Justin Chin, Director of Career Services at Eastern Oregon - Expanding Your Table: Intentional Networking and Decolonizing Allyship, Justin will lead us in a discussion on skills to lean-in on your privileges to amplify marginalized voices.
These are topics that are not always easy to talk about, and the goal with this session is to push us to take a deeper look and the way we move in our world. Please come with a willingness to reflect and share, and with the knowledge that it will be uncomfortable at times.
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