Equity Symposium

April 17-18, 2024

Building Skillful Coalition.

We can empower our community with the skills to challenge the systems of oppression that keep us apart.

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2024 Equity Symposium Schedule & Activities 

Each year, this event brings the Evergreen community together with speakers, performances, workshops and social events to inspire, teach and celebrate.

Portrait of Shireen Amini
Opening Plenary Session

10 a.m., Wednesday, April 17
House of Welcome

Community facilitator Shireen Amini will lead an interactive session on the role of song circles in building skillful coalition. Shireen Amini (non-binary using she/her) is a queer Puerto Rican-Iranian American, earth-loving song creator, rhythm maker, and community facilitator based on unceded Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and Grande Ronde territory, aka Portland, Oregon.

Students in a group

From 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, April 17
Purce Hall

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 18

Keynote Speaker

7 p.m., Thursday, April 18
COM Building Recital Hall

Loretta J. Ross is an activist, public intellectual, scholar, the 2022 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award and an Associate Professor at Smith College. She has a passion for innovating creative imagining about global human rights and social justice issues and started her career in activism and social change in the 1970s. In 2024, Loretta was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.