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Essential Practices of Equity and Agility

Now more than ever, the conversation about race, bias, and equity is on the top of our minds. Many of us are ready to enter the conversation and act on our desire to make a positive contribution. This online seminar offers learning, practice, and reflection to empower you to enter the conversation with confidence.

Learn tools and skills to:

  • Speak the language of equity and inclusion and understand its uses
  • Explore the common fears and questions that stop us from engaging
  • Be aware of our own biases, rank issues, and impacts and fears
  • Confidently and respectfully enter, engage, and contribute to the conversation

Our Facilitators

Bryon Lambert is director of equity and inclusion at Seattle’s Cross Cultural Health Care Program, a training and consulting nonprofit. A skilled and trained communicator with a passion for sharing principles of equity and inclusion, Bryon has 25 years’ leadership in the nonprofit sector. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Meg Mitchell worked as a leader in the federal government for 30 years in organizations ranging from 10 to 350 employees and finished her career in Oregon as a liaison with state agencies and serving as assistant director for civil rights for the Forest Service. A coach for 10 years, she enjoys inspiring others to reach for their creative potential. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation.

Maria Ramos Underwood

Maria Ramos Underwood guides La Clinica’s fundraising initiatives and helps community partners join in our work to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.  

Previously Maria served as the organization’s deputy director and wellness and prevention coordinator. Before joining La Clinica, she was Hispanic outreach advocate for Dunn House, Jackson County’s domestic violence shelter. Maria graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She is a member of the boards of the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon (HCCSO) and the Gray Family Foundation, and is a steering committee member of All in for Health Care, the team overseeing our regional community health improvement plan.

Maria, born in Mexico, was a child of seasonal farm workers and grew up using community-based health services similar to those provided by La Clinica. She relocated to Medford in 1997 from Tempe, Arizona, when her husband Verne was hired by Rogue Community College. The couple has two adult children. She is an avid reader and enjoys traveling, cooking, and watching movies with her family.

Upcoming Seminar Dates:

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Essential Practices of Equity and Agility Hours:

Seminar Hours:
(Three-part seminar)

Oct. 28: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST
Nov. 4 and 11: 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
Ending times are approximate.

Seminar Details:

Tuition: $125 We offer payment plans. Learn more.
Prerequisite: None