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Corvallis: “Let’s Talk About Race” Presentation by Melissa Sampson-Grier August 21

Join the Equity Inclusion Committee for their August meeting featuring a presentation by Melissa Sampson-Grier. Melissa currently works for the Department of Human Services – Office of Child Welfare Programs as the Cross Systems & Equity Coordinator. In her role, she leads the racial equity efforts for child welfare. She guides leadership and staff from across the state on a journey toward equity by establishing safe spaces for dialogue, on-going learning and networking.

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Portland: Low-Income Fare Enrollment Event September 7

You may be able to ride TriMet for less. If you’re 18-64 years old, an Oregon resident, make less than double the federal poverty level and are not already using Honored Citizen fares, you can ride for up to 72% less with TriMet’s reduced fare for low-income riders. Come find the TriMet tent at Portland State University’s Urban Plaza and sign up for reduced fares. See if you qualify at trimet.org/lowincome

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Eugene: “Recognizing the Diversity Among Us” with Miguel Angel Herrada September 17

Join this Oregon Humanities Conversation Project event in September. Regardless of who we are or where we live, each of us lives among a diverse and vibrant collection of people and cultures. Reflecting on our differences can help us to see ourselves and “others” as part of our whole ecosystem. A deep understanding of diversity can be an indispensable tool for making better choices about the world we share. This is the focus of Recognizing the Diversity Among Us” with Miguel Angel Herrada. Light refreshments provided. Registration is required.

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“Intelligent Lives” Documentary Film Screening October 25

Come view a free screening of the documentary film, “Intelligent Lives,” about three pioneering young adults identified with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the workforce. From award-winning film maker Dan Habib. This event is hosted by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

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Portland: 19th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair August 21

Hundreds of jobs and career positions from over 30+ major Portland employers await you at City of Portland’s 19th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair. This event is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the country! People who are multicultural, living with disabilities, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public 18 years of age and older. Business attire and resumes are required for admission.

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