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Equity Forum with Mayor Adams and Commissioner Fritz - May 18th 6:30 (today)

City of Portland Equity Initiative Community Forum: Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Amanda Fritz invite all Portlanders to join them in a community forum to ask questions and express hopes and concerns, as together we move forward on the Equity Initiative.
In the Portland Building on the second floor.
Equity Forum with Mayor Adams and Commissioner Fritz - May 18th 6:30-8:30PM

Here's the direct link for the draft plan (dated 3/22/11
 http://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm?c=49205&a=342575

For more information on this Initiative, please visit  http://www.portlandonline.com/fritz When: Wednesday, May 18th 6:30-8:30 PM Where: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, 2nd floor Auditorium.

The Equity Initiative represents a convergence of many concerned Portlanders -- community members, elected officials and city staff -- who believe that Portland city government, and the city as a whole must take action to address historic and current structural and systemic inequities resulting in disparities of opportunity and achievement in our community. As we make plans to set up the City office that will help coordinate this work, we invite all Portlanders to participate in this forum to share ideas with Mayor Adams and Commissioner Fritz.

For more information please call Commissioner Fritz's Office at 503-823-3008, or email  sara.hussein@portlandoregon.gov Amanda FritzCommissioner, City of Portland The City of Portland is a fragrance free workplace.

To help me and others be able to breathe, please avoid using added fragrances when visiting City offices. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities.

Call 503-823-2036, TTY 503-823-6868 with such requests or visit  http://www.portlandonline.com/ADA_Forms.


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Related PIMC post from the recent meeting of the Portland Human Rights Department (video)
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/05/408253.shtml

Also watch this short youtube out-take clip (below) on a general feeling regarding how the Portland Human Rights Commission is being "slighted and marginalizes" (in my humble opinion) by the city council.

This video below is a short clip from a previous meeting of the HRC discussing this NEW equity department

"Secret Meetings"
Portland Human Rights Commission
Confusion 4.6.11
This out-take highlights the confusion which is disconcerting and serious.

 http://youtu.be/A0upM3a5gi4

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The PDX HRC meeting videos are all archived on my website link below:

homepage: homepage: http://zebra3report.tripod.com/id4.html