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Culture Change Roadmap for Racial Equity
We are creating antiracist culture and equitable business development in Portland, Oregon! The Culture Change Roadmap is a free resource co-created through collaborative research with local businesses and a team of equity practitioners including Michelle Helman Consulting, Inner Work, OuterPlay, Lara Media and Empress Rules in partnership with Prosper Portland and the Portland Means Progress initiative. You can click on the image to access the Roadmap.
Learning, Tools & News
Racial Equity & Land Acknowledgement
Use this interactive map to learn more about the Native Land you are living on. I recognize and respect of the Clackamas, Chinook, and Cowlitz peoples (past, present, and emerging), the traditional stewards of the land in the Portland neighborhood I am privileged to call home. I also acknowledge and honor the predominantly Black and African labor on which the United States has built and continues to build and spread its economic prosperity which feeds the system of inequity and injustice.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning from the Inside-Out
Listen to my M&E Thursday Talk with DM&E for Peace and Search for Common Ground. About the webinar:
Participatory evaluation, development, and peacebuilding methods aim to deconstruct top-down approaches by integrating inclusive, bottom-up practice which can unintentionally reinforce asymmetrical power dynamics.
In this webinar, I addressed how applying ‘inside-out’ evaluation tools in collaborative monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) practice can transform this obstacle into opportunity. I also encouraged participants to examine, engage with, and re-imagine their own tools and practices. During the presentation, I offered opportunities to explore how, together, we can co-create definitions of commonly used vocabulary, check our assumptions, and ground theory in lived experience to design and integrate collaborative evaluation tools.
Brené Brown's work has roots in rigorous, scientific research utilizing emergent theory. Her 2013 Ted Talk on the Power of Vulnerability launched her career to a new level. This short (3 minute) video is an excellent resource that explains the difference between empathy and sympathy. Click on the image to watch the video on Youtube.