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Civic Engagement Breakfast Series

Civic Engagement Breakfast Series

Everybody Reads: Catching the Girl Who Fell from the Sky

A two-part series

Diverse Human Landscape in Metropolitan Portland, The Global Marketplace, Our Workforce Needs, and PSU's Innovative Classroom Responses

Facilitator: Dalton Miller-Jones, Ph.D.

Part One: Who we are and what our workforce needs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Millar Library, Room 160

At this event the newly released data describing the racial disparities throughout the metro region will be discussed by primary researcher Dr. Ann Curry-Stevens and Consuelo Saragoza, Senior Advisor of Public Health and Community Initiatives at Multnomah County. Following the overview of the data, Dalton Miller-Jones, Professor Emeritus will facilitate a panel discussion with several of our region's prominent executives. Leaders from:

  • Rich Smith, Vice President for Human Resources, Kaiser Permanente
  • Joshua Todd, Director, Commission on Children and Families, Multnomah County
  • Claudia Valderrama, Global Chief Financial Officer, Wieden & Kennedy
  • Grant Yoshihara, Vice President of Utility Operations and Chief Engineer, Northwest Natural Gas

These business, health, and community leaders will share the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for graduates of higher education to be successful in today's workplace.

Part Two: PSU's Response: Integrating diversity and multi-cultural competencies into curricula

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

8:30am to 10:00am in Smith Memorial Student Union 338-Vanport Room

Dialogue with PSU Faculty who effectively integrate key diversity/multi-cultural learning objectives into PSU classrooms.  These engaging gatherings are designed to inform, inspire, and challenge all of us to be better teachers, learners, and actors in our classroom and in our community.


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* This event is part of the month long Everybody Reads series of events sponsored by Multnomah County Library. This year’s book is Catching the Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow.