Take a Lake Oswego Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force Survey

Through the month of September, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force will be conducting online surveys to gain insight about barriers to inclusion within our community and civic practices. Take a survey on the Lake Oswego website Surveys are available for: Facilities and Programs Boards and Commissions Community Engagement Youth Engagement Human Resources The last day to take a survey is Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Silent Walk Sunday, September 20, 4:30-5:30 pm

We will walk in silence to show support for our BIPOC community in Lake Oswego who face oppression daily. This walk will encourage you to think deeply and quietly about equality and belonging, about love and about healing. There is power in walking together, and meditating together. At the end of the walk we will share information about what we can do now to support our BIPOC families. Family friendly. If you wish to carry a sign you may. Wear a mask Arrive at 4:30. Instructions at 4:45 Millennium Park near fireplace Organized by Respond to Racism and LO for LOve

New Program for Kids: Monthly Read Aloud Storytime for Kids

The Youth Empowerment Program is pleased to announce a new early childhood reading program. The 30 minute story-time sessions will be led by Katharine Phelps, a world citizen, educator, and parent currently living in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Read Aloud with Katharine Phelps September 14, 2020 6pm Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-aloud-with-katharine-phelps-september-14-2020-tickets-119626053747 About the Read Aloud Program Read alouds and monthly book selections will be an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction narratives sharing a multitude of experiences, voices, cultures, and stories. Some titles will highlight individuals and events that changed history and opened doors, some wi

Community Meeting September 14: Register Here

Community Zoom Meeting September 14, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Register now Join our conversation with Nichole Brown, Superintendent of the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland and South Fork Forest Camp in Tillamook OR. Brown is the first African American woman to run a prison in the state of Oregon. She will address the disparities of the forgotten population and the challenges of reentry. Please be sure to register for the meeting. The Zoom login and password information will only be emailed to those who register. You should receive that email on Sunday September 13, 2020. Please try to join the meeting by 6:15pm. That helps us get started on time and finished by 8:30

Walk in Silence

Thursday September 3rd we walk in silence to show support for our BIPOC community in Lake Oswego who face oppression daily. This walk will encourage you to think deeply and quietly about equality, about belonging, about love, about healing and about those who oppress. There is power in walking together, in meditating together. At the end of the walk we will share information about what we can do now to support our BIPOC families. Family friendly. If you wish to carry a sign you may. Wear a mask. Arrive 5:15. Instructions at 5:30. Walk for 30 minutes or sit in silence. Millennium Park Plaza - Fireplace area Organized by RTR & LO for LOve

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