Event Details

I Am Psyched PDX

University of Portland

Various locations around Franz Hall

5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203

Start Date: 04/14/2020

End Date: 04/18/2020

The University of Portland is proud to host I Am Psyched PDX, a celebration of the contributions of women of color working in psychology over the past 50 years and the great work currently being done in the Portland metro area. At the center of this week of events is the I Am Psyched Exhibit created by the American Psychological Association, depicting 25 women of color and their accomplishments in the areas of public policy, education, and research.
 
Events surrounding the exhibit will focus on modern day issues impacting people of color, women, and non-binary members of our local communities, and opportunities for mentorship and service within our communities. In doing so we will connect our future change-makers to the leaders who have contributed so much to our community, and who have the invaluable wisdom needed to continue the work for equity and justice.
 
April 15th 6:30-8:00pm
Mentorship Networking Happy Hour: Leaders in Portland’s communities of color will come together with area college students to talk about opportunities for mentorship and service through internships, volunteer opportunities, and jobs.
 
April 16th 7:00-8:30pm
Social Spotlight: A speaker or panel will address a timely issue facing women and non-binary people of color. Details will be announced soon.
 
April 17th 2:00-4:30pm
Discover Psychology: High school students in the Portland metro area will learn more about careers psychology as opportunities to be change-makers in their community through exploring the I Am Psyched Exhibit and participating in interactive presentations.
 
April 18th 10:00am-7:00pm
Saturday Symposium
This academic focused event will include a keynote, posters and presentations addressing issues impacting communities of color, women and non-binary people in the Portland metro area. For college students thinking about next steps, there will be a workshop on creating an effective graduate school application, information on careers in public service. The day will end with a closing soiree where professionals and students can connect.
 
We need your help...
We need Sponsors and Allies to make these awareness-raising, leadership developing, and contribution celebrating events amazing.
 
Sponsor: $250
- Promotional table at one event of choice
- Space on the information table for your organization’s promotional materials
- Free entry for five people to an event (plus commemorative postcards)
- Listed as a sponsor on promotional materials
- Listed as a sponsor on a poster at the exhibit
 
Ally: $150
- Space on the information table for your organization’s promotional materials  
- Free entry for three people to an event (plus commemorative postcards)
- Listed as an ally on a poster at the exhibit
 
Event entry fee: $5
 
Recognizing unsung local leaders...
We want to recognize women and non-binary people of color in the Portland metro area whose significant contributions in human services, public policy, philanthropy or education have not received the recognition that they deserve. To nominate someone for one of our unsung hero awards, please email their name, a contribution and impact statement describing the nominee (200-400 word), your name and relationship to the nominee, and contact information for the nominee to curriee@up.edu. Deadline for nomination is 4/3/2020.