Event: Confronting Bias Through Justice and Healing

Date: October 26, 2023

Start Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Muslim Educational Trust

Address: 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. Tigard, Oregon 97223

This year’s Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities Summit is October 26, 2023 at the Muslim Educational Trust (MET). The theme is Confronting Bias Through Justice and Healing. 

Since 2016, Building Bridges has brought representatives of public safety, government, faith and civil society together to break down barriers, strengthen the bonds of trust, understand and respond to systematic racial and ethnic disparities for the benefit of the community. This year, in addition to panels and table discussions about state collected data on hate crimes and incidents, we are exploring community responses, a case prosecution, and experiences of students with bias motivated incidents in the school setting.

You should attend if you:
Are a member of an under-represented or marginalized group such as immigrants, refugees, people of color and LGBTQ community.
Are a law enforcement professional who seeks to understand the community perspective and improve the provision of public safety services.
Are a member of a faith, government or civil society organization acting for justice.

Come prepared to consider different perspectives and ask questions!