At its September 2019 meeting, the South Tabor Neighborhood Association established a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Recent citywide discussions about neighborhood associations has often centered on how well, or poorly, their boards and active membership reflects the full diversity of the neighborhoods themselves. In South Tabor, we would like to better understand the full range of diversity of our neighbors, and find effective ways to engage everyone in our activities, and draw diverse candidates to our Board positions.
Does this committee interest you? We have not yet selected anyone for the committee, but we plan to do so at our upcoming General Meeting on Thursday, October 17 (7pm at Trinity Fellowship Church). If you’d like to join the committee, or suggest topics for it to consider, please attend the meeting, and/or reach out to any Board member via our contact page.
To help explore this topic, we reached out to our friends at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. They sent us a couple of fascinating websites that can help us understand the demographics of South Tabor. For instance, compared to Portland as a whole, South Tabor has:
- Substantially more people from Asia
- A few more residents who speak little or no English
- Fewer residents with a Bachelor’s Degree
- More residents in community and social services occupations
Explore the data for yourself here:
We hope you will consider working with us to help STNA better engage with all our neighbors.