The following resources have been recommended or shared by the AE community of providers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Multnomah County.
- What Non-Muslims Need to Know about Ramadan: This brief article by Saadia Faruqi from 2017 offers background and tips to support our Muslim friends, coworkers, clients, and community members.
- Gentrification and paralyzes of the heart: Erin Okuno at Fakequity writes about how gentrification can include how people are expected to speak, act, and more: "If we want to work on de-gentrifying physical spaces we also have to work at un-gentrifying our hearts a well."
- For Women and Minorities to Get Ahead, Managers Must Assign Work Fairly: This piece from Harvard Business Review resonates for many in the nonprofit world as well. With concrete suggestions, the article contends: "If we want to see a change in the diversity of our companies, we have to start including assignments in our diversity initiatives. We have to start paying attention to who is always procuring the conference rooms and who is always pitching the clients."
- 10 Ways to Practice Institutional Racism at your Non-profit Organization: This piece from Korbett Mosesly highlights common signs of institutional racism in organizations: "I realize that institutional racism may not be your goal or intention. You may not even be aware of the complexities of racism at your organization. I hope this post moves you from unintentional racism to intentional allyship."
- Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville: NPR compiled several resources for those working with youth around discussing racism, from just starting out to bringing a historical lens to the conversation.
- Michelle Kim's "Why asking people to be 'respectful' when addressing harm is problematic." A thoughtful addition to Brené Brown's impactful Facebook live discussion on Charlottesville. (Note: this piece and Brown's talk contain strong language.)
- Nell Irvin Painter's "What Is Whiteness?" A 2015 piece that offers context for the term "whiteness" and history around white identity.
- Jeff Chang's "Beyond Empathy" talk from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society 2017 "Othering and Belonging Conference": "If empathy creates the possibility of community, it also creates the possibility of equity," Chang frames his talk and goes on to connect empathy to racial equity, the political climate, segregation, housing displacement, life expectancy across race, culture change, and Beyoncé's
- Debunking Family and Community Engagement Myths: Erin Okuno blogs on Fakequity about community engagement: "Racial equity work requires us to engage with communities of color who are different than us and with communities who lack access, are further from opportunities, or have barriers to full participation. People want to be seen, heard, and have their experiences validated - this is at the heart of why we should practice community engagement."
- 2016 Atlantic article that offers an overview of and current context around Oregon's history of racism (warning, contains hate speech and strong language.)
- Housing Discrimination, Displacement and Community Resilience: A Speaker's Panel As part of Fair Housing Month in April 2017, the Youth and Family Services Division of the Department of County Human Services hosted "Housing Discrimination, Displacement and Community Resilience." Video of the whole panel is now available. The two-hour session concentrated on historical discrimination, current issues of gentrification and displacement, and how communities of color are responding to Portland's housing crisis and other emerging issues impacting communities. The event was organized by Neisha Saxena, Senior Legal and Policy Analyst with Multnomah County DCHS Youth and Family Services Division. Panelists featured Kristin Teigen, a Portland State University professor, who specializes in equity and social justice; Todd Struble, the Jade District program manager for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon; Alice Perry, director of community based programs at the Latino Network; and Robin Davis of the Joint Office of Homeless Services.