Webinar: Racial Equity Across College & High School – It’s about Liberation & Transformation, not Diversity & Inclusion
September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz. What do these words actually mean for students, faculty, and staff of color who frequently feel excluded and marginalized? How can systems that weren’t built to educate students of color become places of belonging, liberation, and wholeness? This webinar will share real world examples and suggestions for promoting Racial Equity Across College & High school.
Mila Buckland is a first-generation college graduate, second-generation immigrant. She identifies with the pronouns she/her/hers and as Southeast Asian American. Mila is the Curriculum and Training Manager at Campus Compact of Oregon. In her role, she supports Campus Compact’s Racial Equity Across College and High School (REACH) efforts; REACH is Campus Compact’s strategic initiative to build a statewide coalition and movement for racial justice in higher education across college and high school in Oregon. Mila’s area of expertise is in gender equity and inclusion of Asian, Pacific Islander students.
Kaycie López Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis: Human Behavior from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and a Master of Arts in International Development and Service with foci in Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Education. Ms. López Jones identifies as an Afro-Xicana-Indigenous-Femme and uses she/her/hers/ella or they/them pronouns. Prior to her employment with Campus Compact of Oregon, Ms. López Jones worked for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services and helped launch the citywide Racial Equity Roadmap initiative, which aims to foster greater racial equity through training of employees, and updating policies and procedures throughout all departments of the City of Portland. Ms. López Jones currently serves as the Educational Equity Program Manager for Campus Compact of Oregon, adjunct faculty at Marylhurst University, a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory, and a tap dance teacher with Dance with Joy Studios in S.W. Portland.
Joshua Todd is Campus Compact of Oregon’s Executive Director and an adjunct professor at Portland State University, as well as a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. Mr. Todd worked within government for 13 years as a youth organizer and policy advisor for the City & County of San Francisco and Multnomah County, Oregon. Mr. Todd brought his experience training on issues of racial justice and equity to Campus Compact five years ago to help improve institutional practices, policies, and ways of being that support equity. He has conducted all staff trainings, faculty development, executive coaching for college and university Presidents, and presented at state and national conferences on issues related to equity in higher education. Mr. Todd identifies as a white, queer, man and uses he/him/his pronouns.