8/28 POC in the office

8/28 POC in the office


POC in the office
People of color in the office often experience difficult hurdles, nuances, and carry the weight of being “the only one”. The decision to lead, join committees and boards can be equally daunting. Let’s chop it up. Q&A, food, and drink.

Dara Snyder has been working for social justice in different capacities for over fifteen years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University, and has previously worked in direct service, community organizing and policy advocacy, as well as directing multiple crisis alleviation services (including food, clothing and housing). Her work has spanned the country and the globe – she has lived and worked for social transformation along the eastern seaboard as well as in Guatemala and India. She is trained in the school of popular education which honors different ways of learning and knowing and uplifts the wisdom and knowledge within a group. In 2016 she co-founded a radical group for support and healing for womxn and femmes of color. She continues to focus on racial, gender, and economic justice in Portland and to be making a meaningful and lasting contribution through advocacy, community engagement and education.

Lizzie Martinez has spent her career working as a fundraiser for social justice nonprofits. She is currently the Director of Development and Marketing at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, which is focused on changing systems to end hunger in our state. In the past year she has led several workshops on how to incorporate equity into fundraising work. She currently co-leads the Fundraisers of Color affinity group through WVDO, and is on the board for MRG Foundation.


  • August 28, 2019

  • 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Doors open at 5:30pm, Program begins at 6:00pm and ends at 7:30pm

  • PELA - Inside Lloyd Center Mall, 3rd Floor, West of the food court beyond Cash Oregon and Beau Monde - across from Carrington College.

  • Ages 18 and over

  • $10 advance tickets / $15 at the door

  • Advance ticket sales end 8/26/19

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