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MLK Tribute 2019 featuring Rukaiyah Adams
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
MLK Tribute '19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rukaiyah AdamsLiving the Legacy:

Confronting Economic Injustice in Times of Crisis

featuring Rukaiyah Adams
 
Monday, January 28, 2019

6:30 pm

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
Ballroom, 3rd floor
1825 SW Broadway

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Hear Rukaiyah Adams — native Portlander, community activist and chief investment officer at Meyer Memorial Trust — speak about economic inequities and how to advance social change in our communities.   

Adams grew up in the Walnut Park neighborhood of Northeast Portland. She attended Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Harriet Tubman Middle School.  After college, law school and some time practicing law in San Francisco, she returned to Portland to oversee the capital markets fund at The Standard.  

Today Adams oversees investment activities at Meyer, the third largest community foundation in Oregon.  Meyer recently went through a fundamental shift in its funding priorities driven by diversity, equity and inclusion priorities. Adams brings her skills in the finance world together with a deep commitment to all Portlanders, including communities of color.

Adams believes that our highest goal should be taking care of one another. 
 
This event is presented by Global Diversity & Inclusion.

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