Say Hey!


In 2005, major employers in Oregon & Southwest Washington joined forces as "Partners in Diversity" (PiD) to cooperatively support diversity in the workplace and community. The Say Hey! event series was created to honor new minority professionals relocating to the Oregon and SW Washington area with the goal of helping them connect with the multicultural community.

Say Hey! events are held quarterly. At each Say Hey! PiD recognizes Honorees of color who have recently moved to Oregon and SW Washington. Community leaders, corporate and public sector leaders, community organizations and other individuals attend Say Hey! to help make honorees feel welcome and more connected to their new community. Everyone is welcome to attend Say Hey! This multicultural event provides a great opportunity to enjoy an evening of meeting new friends and learning about what makes our community a great place to live and work.
 
Partners in Diversity is accepting Say Hey! host requests. Is your company interested in hosting or co-hosting a Say Hey? Send Mari Watanabe an e-mail and let's begin the discussion. Remember, there are only four Say Hey!'s per year, so get your request in early!

Say Hey! sponsored by the City of Portland and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will be at the on February 19, 2015.


Please click on the images of our upcoming Honorees below for more information.


Caroline Echols

Rico Lewis

Charles Owens

Carmen Brantley-Payne

Joy Davis

Tyler TerMeer

Zara Zhi

Jean Aguilar-Valdez

Mariah Richardson

Amber Tucker

Brandon Lee

Hun Taing

Oz du Soleil

Nedu Nweze

Secota Douglas

Raymond Edwards

Samuel Garcia

Jocelyn Reist

Chris Karczmar

Claudia Lopez

Elisa Nasol

Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica

Marc Rodriguez


"Being introduced made me feel truly welcomed into the Say Hey Portland community. It was wonderful to meet professionals representing such diverse backgrounds, yet passionate about their shared interests in building and sustaining a sense of community and connection with the Portland area"