Institutional Equity II: Leading change, shifting systems

Starts: May 30, 2019 9:00 am | Ends: May 30, 2019 4:00 pm

In Institutional Equity I, we introduce our equity framework and analyze how your organization’s values and practices drive your outcomes. In Session II, we jump right into exploring common racial inequities in the workplace and concrete shifts your organization can make right now.

In this training, we will support you in navigating the complexities and challenges of trying to shift organizational systems by:

  • Explicitly naming the dynamics of racial inequity embedded in workplace cultures
  • Introducing further frameworks for racial equity analysis
  • Inviting you to practice in small groups with examples and challenges you bring from your own experiences
  • Exploring strategies you can employ, regardless of the position you hold within your organization, to lead the advancement of racial equity


Institutional equity training with Resolutions Northwest that included the sun model. The next session of Institutional Equity I is on Wednesday morning, May 29, at the same location. More information and registration


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 $240. 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 May 29 and May 30 workshops (see above) for free in exchange for assistance with setup, cleanup, purchasing refreshments with RNW funds, etc. Deadline to apply is May 5. Apply for work trade here.

Date: Thursday, May 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Humboldt Gardens Community Room, 5033 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97217

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

Deepen your equity praxis

A training is as useful as what you do with the material. We invite you to join us for our Equity Praxis Workshop, TBD, 2019 from 10-11:30am with optional sack lunch 11:30am-1pm. This is a free session where you can get support as you engage with the successes and challenges of moving your outcomes into better alignment with your intentions.

Recent Participant Feedback

“Incredible day at the Institutional Equity II Workshop led by Resolutions Northwest. Our ED and I spent the day listening to folks whose lived experience does not afford them the privilege of ignoring the systemic racism that pervades all of our lives. We are a predominately White organization, and we are working to change our outcomes to be more equitable. To do that we will change our systems. To do that, we will listen to those who do not have the privilege from which most of us benefit – White Supremacist Privilege. We will listen, we will hear them. We believe them. We are acting on their requests. Grateful to have been led so forthrightly and so honestly.”

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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 (she/her) has been training on topics related to racial and social justice for almost 30 years, and she has been a professional facilitator for about 15 years. Her work as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator 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 justice. She draws inspiration from her fabulous colleagues and from her practice of aikido, a Japanese martial art.


May 30, 2019 9:00 am

May 30, 2019 4:00 pm

$240 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Teri Pierson


Institutional Equity II: Leading change, shifting systems
5033 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97217, USA

Teri Pierson

May 30, 2019 9:00 am

May 30, 2019 4:00 pm