Welcome to the Cascade Chapter!
The Cascade Chapter serves the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. We were one of the first official chapters of IAP2 and remain highly active with bi-monthly PI Networks, biennial PI Works conferences, and IAP2 certificate trainings. We are dedicated to serving our fellow practitioners and the practice itself by hosting regular training and networking events and supporting students pursuing P2 careers. As of 2016, we have awarded a total of $55,000 in student scholarships to graduate students at Portland State University (since 2008) and the University of Oregon (since 2011). In 2012, students at the University of Oregon initiated a student group called Students for Public Participation (SP2) as a subcommittee of our chapter. Our chapter looks forward to awarding two more $2,500 scholarships for the 2016/17 school year.
How to discuss race and other tough subjects? Insight from the organizer of Race Talks
Presented by Donna Maxey, Race Talks Organizer
Thursday, June 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
BergerABAM, 3rd floor, 700 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR (NE 7th Ave MAX station)
No-host happy hour to follow at Hotel Eastlund!
Please join us for another "PI Network" professional development and networking event sponsored by Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA. PI Networks are FREE to IAP2 USA members and students. Non-members, please pay $10 at the door in cash or by a check payable to Cascade Chapter of IAP2. We're giving away a Diversity Thumb Ball door prize to one lucky winner!
Come hear from Donna Maxey about her experiences setting up Race Talks and how she helps facilitate tough conversations around race and ethnicity in Portland. Race Talks' mission is to support interracial and cross-cultural communication and relationships through the development of sensitivity and understanding, and social justice activism supported by educational panels or films, good food, and great discussions.
The rumblings for Race Talks started in 2005 when Portland Public Schools introduced to study groups to the book Courageous Conversations About Race, which helped produce amazingly open conversations about race, class, and white privilege. As one of the Beacon School Facilitators, Donna Maxey knew that this model needed to be shared with the general public.
Presentation archive: 2016 PI Works Conference
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2017 PSU Scholarship Winner
CONGRATULATIONS TO ASHLIE DENTON, OUR 2017 PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY IAP2 CASCADE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!!
Ms. Denton is a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Research Education and Traineeship Fellow (IGERT) and Institute for Sustainable Solutions Fellow at Portland State University.
Her background includes AmeriCorps volunteer in New Mexico, non-profit work at the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and the Community Clinic of NW Arkansas. Through these and other experiences, she has gained insights to the impact and effects of individual engagement in peoples’ lives. This has led to a goal of providing public participation at every scale. Academically she is pursuing interdisciplinary research with the goal to embark in a career in international environmental management.
Ms. Denton is the latest in a continuum of outstanding scholarship awardees from Portland State University. Cascade Chapter of IAP2 has provided $62,500.00 to date in scholarships in support of future practitioners and advancement of best practices for public engagement. The Chapter stands behind the IAP2 goal of providing community members opportunity to be a part of the decisions that affect their lives.
Welcome to IAP2 and to the Cascade Chapter Ashlie!!
Brandy Steffen, Chapter President
Arwen Bird, Chapter Vice President
Francesca Patricolo, Equity Subcommittee Chair, IAP2 USA Member Services Committee, Former IAP2 USA + Federation Board Member
Mike Dahlstrom, Treasurer, Chapter Scholarship Award Chair, IAP2 USA Chapter Liaison Chair
Doug Zenn, Former President IAP2 USA Board, Certified IAP2 Trainer
Jessica Pickul, IAP2 USA Communications Committee
Susan Hanson, PI Network Series Co-Chair
Julie Rawls, PI Network Series Co-Chair
Alex Cousins, Former Chapter President
Heather Coston, PI Network Series Co-Chair
Jen Colbert, Chapter E-news Director
Stephanie Slyman - Board Member
Adrienne DeDona - Board Member
Anne Pressentin - Board Member
Sheri Wantland - Board Member
Gary Marschke - Board Member