Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Muslim Educational Trust 
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223

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Glenn Montgomery 
Vision Action Network 

4th Annual

Building Bridges of Understanding
      in Our Communities: Confronting Hate


Advanced registration is now closed, but you are welcome to join us at the event and register onsite. Thank you!

Event is FREE, but registration is required * 

Lunch will be guaranteed for those who register before October 22, 2019

* Civil society organizations, e.g. NGOs, faith communities may register up to 5 attendees
* Public safety and governmental organizations may register up to 3 attendees

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The Muslim Educational Trust

We came together for the first time in September 2016, at a time of heightened tensions in our country and polarizing political rhetoric. We explored bias as both a bridge and a barrier to maintaining a strong, safe, and caring community. Our efforts strengthened the trust between each other and the communities we serve.

At Summit 2017, we continued to build bridges and deepen our understanding of the role implicit bias plays in community safety. As leaders of public safety and diverse civil society organizations, our commitment to this work created hope, and our actions built trust.

During Summit 2018, we shared tangible signs of institutional changes in our communities and called on attendees to continue to press on further.

Now in 2019, we are a united coalition working to prevent, respond to and seek justice for incidents and crimes motivated by hate and racism against our community.

Keynote Speaker
Eric Ward
Executive Director, Western States Center

Mr. Ward joined Western States Center in 2017. WSC works nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy so that all people can live, love, and work free from fear. He will speak to the national rise of white supremacy and how communities can respond in meaningful and effective ways to protect the most vulnerable populations and build greater resiliency.

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Cultivate new relationships with community members, public safety professionals, and elected officials who share a goal of breaking down barriers and building trust to make our communities more resilient.

Steering Committee Members
Kevin Barton - Washington County District Attorney's Office
Annabelle Carlos - Washington County Sheriff's Office
Linda Castillo - Community member
Ronault LS ("Polo") Catalani - Community member
Mike Crebs - Portland Transportation Bureau
Sho Dozono - Community member
Shawn Fischer - Washington County Sheriff's Office
Pat Garrett - Washington County Sheriff's Office
Jack Hanna - New Portlanders Foundation
Suzanne Hayden - US Attorney’s Office
Nkenge Harmon Johnson - Urban League of Portland
Theresa Kohlhoff - City of Lake Oswego
Chuck Lovell - Portland Police Bureau
Stephen Mayer - Washington County District Attorney's Office
Kathy McAlpine - Tigard Police Department
Glenn Montgomery - Vision Action Network
Meghan Phelan - City of Lake Oswego
Wajdi Said - Muslim Educational Trust
Kezia Wanner - Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Sponsors and Steering Committee Partners