• Conference sponsorship opportunities for OSU employees (covering registration costs) are available through the Office of Institutional Diversity. Please contact Pamela Johnson
  • Additionally, any OSU employees wishing to coordinate sponsored transportation to and from the Summit should submit a request here

Registration is Open!

What: Inaugural State of Black Affairs Summit

When: Wednesday May 25th, 2022

Location: OSU Portland Center 555 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

Time: 9am - 5pm

Registration is Required: In-person registration fees cover admittance to the event, coffee, light breakfast, snacks, and lunch.

Cost: $75 (virtual registration available through May 23, 2022 at 2:00pm)

  • Note: the $100 in-person registration option is now CLOSED
  • Conference sponsorship opportunities for OSU employees (covering registration costs) are available through the Office of Institutional Diversity. Please contact Pamela Johnson
  • Any OSU employees wishing to coordinate sponsored transportation to and from the Summit should submit a request here

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Event Schedule:  This year's topics will include: 

  • K-20 Pipeline: Working together to support Black students
  • Supporting US: How Black faculty and staff support each other at PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions) 
  • Recruit and Retaining Black Talent: Black employees in Oregon and expanding the network
  • Supporting Black Mental Health
  • Black Faculty and Pursuing Tenure
  • DEI Work in the Current Climate
  • Black Athletics

Session presenters and panelists represent educators, professionals, and community leaders across the state of Oregon.

  

Keynote speaker announced!

We are excited to have Lisa C. Willis as the keynote speaker for the 2022 Black Summit. Willis, an apparel wear test analyst for Nike, is a former USA Gold Medalist and retired WNBA player. She is the author of “When the Buzzer Sounds: A guide to transition players from the court to life after hoops” and has traveled the world as professional speaker and leadership consultant in the areas of race and ethnic relations, diversity, and social justice.