Institutional Equity I: Shift your outcomes by shifting your systems

Starts: October 17, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: October 17, 2018 12:00 pm

The advancement of racial equity in our systems and workplaces will not happen incidentally, nor because of good intentions. For many of us, despite our best intentions, the outcomes of our work further entrench racial injustice.

No checklist, tool, or workshop has value beyond what you do to take action. The focus of our institutional equity series is to make visible the choice points that can bring your equity outcomes into better alignment with your intentions.

Together, we will:

  • Examine the difference between equity and equality
  • Introduce our sun model, which illustrates how your agency’s values and practices lead directly to the outcomes you are seeing
  • Apply a simple equity analysis to a key organizational issue and brainstorm actions you could take to shift toward racial equity in your outcomes

This training meets the prerequisite for RNW’s other trainings on institutional equity (see below).


While the concepts are applicable to interrupting multiple systemic oppressions, this training will focus on racial equity rooted in contemporary and historical analysis of anti-Blackness, intersectionality, and systems of white supremacy. 

Registration Details:

Regular registration: The fee for this workshop is $120. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited. Register

Work Trade: We also offer a work-trade slot that will allow one participant to attend both the Oct 17 and Nov 2 workshops (see below) for free in exchange for assistance with setup, cleanup, purchasing refreshments with RNW funds, etc. Deadline Sept 30 Work trade

Date: Wednesday, October 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Mercy Corps, Aceh Community Room, 45 SW Ankeny Street. Portland, OR 97204

Served by transit: On Red and Blue MAX lines (Skidmore Fountain stop) and within two blocks of bus lines 12, 16, 19 and 20.

Food: We’ll provide coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast. You are also welcome to bring your own food.

Go deeper with institutional equity

This training meets the prerequisite for our other trainings on institutional equity, including:

Institutional Equity II: Leading change, shifting systems, a full-day training. Next session Friday, November 2, 2018.

Equity Praxis Workshop, Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 10-11:30am with optional sack lunch 11:30am-1pm.

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Event Organizers

Carlos WindhamCarlos moved to Portland from the Bay Area where he worked for Netherland & Associates as a proposal writer and accounts manager. Since landing in Portland, he has done contract work with the Multnomah Youth Commission as a Youth Development Specialist and Portland Housing Bureau as a Community Outreach and Development Professional. Carlos has significant experience in community outreach, leadership development, administration, project/team coordination, training, public speaking, media relations and community facilitation. He has dedicated both his personal and professional life to the pursuit of human rights and positive social transformation. His enthusiasm and passion for this work is energizing.

Teri PiersonTeri led her first anti-oppression training over 25 years ago, and she has been a professional facilitator for over a dozen years. Her work as a trainer, facilitator, and consultant at Resolutions Northwest and in private practice supports individuals and organizations to develop the will and capacity to bring their outcomes in line with their values, particularly around racial equity. As a white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is always up against her own learning edge in working for racial and social justice. She draws inspiration from her fabulous colleagues and from her practice of Aikido, a Japanese martial art that is often called “the art of peace.”


October 17, 2018 9:00 am

October 17, 2018 12:00 pm

$240 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Teri Pierson


Institutional Equity I: Shift your outcomes by shifting your systems
45 Southwest Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204, United States

Teri Pierson

October 17, 2018 9:00 am

October 17, 2018 12:00 pm