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Say Hey! Sponsored by Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and U.S. Bank

Thank you to all who joined us in downtown Portland for this exciting event!

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | February 2017

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Breakfast for Champions: How to Be an Ally in 2017

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt shared its new approach to supporting professionals of color in the New Year.

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In Real Life: Retelling an American Story

Lake Oswego resident Tam Hixson was born as her family fled Vietnam and has thrived in the U.S., but she's never forgotten where she came from.

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Guest Post: Coming Together as One: Race in America

Steve Hanamura reflects on the past year and offers insights into 2017.

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | January 2017

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Guest Post: Welcome Concordia University's New Director of Diversity and Intercultural Engagement

Partners in Diversity member Concordia University welcomes Ms. Yashica Island to their team!

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | December 2016

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Guest Post: Portland Metro Law Enforcement Partners United Against All Forms of Hate Crime

The Department of Justice shares resources for reporting hate crimes in the State of Oregon.

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Say Hey! Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP and the Oregon Episcopal School

Thank you to all who joined us at the Oregon Episcopal School for this lively event!

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A Message from Partners in Diversity

Mari Watanabe, Executive Director of Partners in Diversity reflects on the 2016 election.

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Guest Post: A Message from the City of Portland

Dante James, Director of the City of Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights reflects on the 2016 election.

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Guest Post: A Message from Metro

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team reflects on the 2016 election.

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | November 2016

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Workforce Diversity Project Update #2

Community representatives and experts gathered to address the challenge of re-credentialing immigrant and refugee communities.

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Breakfast for Champions: Unity, Leadership, and Partnerships to Promote Equity in Behavioral Health

Legacy Health shared best practices that emerged from the creation of its Unity Center for Behavioral Health.

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | October 2016

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Guest Post: Latinos in Oregon Report

The Oregon Community Foundation recently released a report on the state of Latinos in Oregon which features trends and opportunities during times of change.

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | September 2016

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Say Hey! Sponsored by NW Natural, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Portland Children's Museum

Four member organizations came together to host Say Hey! at the Portland Children's Museum.

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Guest Post: Young Professionals Win National Urban League Award

Partners in Diversity Leadership Council Member, Pamela Weatherspoon, was honored by Urban League of Portland.

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Guest Post: Diversifying the Workforce Starts from the Top

Vicki Nakashima discusses the significance of a recent promotion at NW Natural.

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | August 2016

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Guest Post: Kasagi Gates of Hope

The Portland Japanese Garden shares a story of life, loss, perseverance, and hope.

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Breakfast for Champions: Gentrification and the Re-imagining of Community Partnerships

Catlin Gabel School hosted its first Breakfast for Champions event!

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | July 2016

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Say Hey! for Interns Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Portland Center Stage

Kaiser Permanente and Portland Center Stage joined forces to welcome summer interns to the Pacific Northwest

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Guest Post: Inclusion Is Both a Noun and a Verb

Steve Hanamura shares a story of inclusion in our first post written by a guest author.

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Partners in Diversity Named Community Partner of the Year

For over a decade, Partners in Diversity has worked to help member employers diversify the region's workforce.

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Vicki Nakashima Named "Most Honored Elder" by the Asian Reporter Foundation

Vicki Nakashima, a founding member of Partners in Diversity, was honored at the Asian Reporter Foundation's Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet.

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Partners in Diversity Awarded $40,000 for Grant Funding for its Workforce Diversity Project

Funding was generously provided by the Meyer Memorial Trust and the Oregon Community Foundation.

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | June 2016

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Say Hey! Sponsored by Legacy Health

Legacy Health hosted Say Hey! at Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center.

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Breakfast for Champions: Recruiting the Best for DCBS

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) hosted the first Breakfast for Champions event held in Salem!

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CEO Diversity Breakfast Forum Recap

Portland General Electric makes the case - diversity and inclusion must be owned by the top.

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Workforce Diversity Project Update #1

Community members and business leaders gathered at IRCO to improve opportunities for communities of color and English Language Learners to secure living wage jobs.

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | May 2016

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Past Say Hey! Honorees Share Their Stories

In honor of Partners in Diversity's 10th Anniversary, we created a new video highlighting our biggest program - Say Hey!

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Partners in Diversity Newsletter | April 2016

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Changes at Partners in Diversity

PiD launches new website!

Partners in Diversity is excited to unveil our new website. We have been working for the past several months to create a better functioning one-stop site for all things PiD, and we are excited to unveil several new features!

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