The Portland Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum
With a keynote address by Derek Hyra, Author of “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City”
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
8:30 – 11:30 am
New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell St., Portland, OR 97212
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. Program begins at 9 am.
The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) invites you to our Annual Racial Equity Forum to learn about our efforts to eliminate racial disparities in housing programs and projects. This year’s program will include a review of PHB policies and the impact they have had on diversity within our housing portfolio, as well as a keynote address from special guest speaker Derek Hyra, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Professor Hyra’s research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, metropolitan politics, and race. He is the author of Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City.
This event is mandatory for PHB-funded partners and PHB staff. All other interested parties are welcome to join us for a conversation about our roles in changing the disparate impact of economic displacement on racial groups. Please share this invitation with your networks and click here to RSVP by September 8.
If you have any questions about this event or need to request an accommodation, contact Kim McCarty at 503-823-5312.