Portland is often thought of as a National Leader when it comes to sustainability. The effort toward the equity portion of sustainability often pales in comparison to the environmental and economic portions. In order to have a movement that is beneficial and relevant to everyone we need to find new ways of doing things in order to avoid perpetuating the dominant oppressive cycle of our past and present. Portland has a unique opportunity to change what it means to be green and make a movement that is truly for all.. Please join us!
Portland State University's Sustainability Leaders Network Presents
Sustainability for ALL: My Color Green Workshop
FREE including childcare and food
April 6th, 2013
8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 3:00pm Workshop and Speakers
3:00pm - 5:00pm Networking Reception
PSU Native American Center
710 SW Jackson Street, Portland, OR 97201
Register at (register asap spaces are filling fast): www.sustainability4all.org
Twitter: @SustainForAll (#Sustainability4All)
This is an all day event focusing on sustainability through multiple lenses; including Environmental Justice and equity. Nikki Henderson, the executive director of People's Grocery, a food justice organization in West Oakland, which examines the rise and future of the food movement. Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate from Portland State University will be speaking about race and sustainability with an interactive approach.
We will have breakout sessions focusing on things such as, acoustic ecosystems and how healthy soundscapes are a resource that the public is entitled to, white privilege, and how the racism in Portland’s history is directly related to inequities today, S.C.A.F.E will address recidivism and bridging gaps between prison and transition, and will also lead a dialogue about unexamined assumptions surrounding healthcare, education, employment and economic sustainability. Please see web site for details and more information on other breakout sessions for our event.