Community Conversations

Oregon DOJ’s 3<sup>rd</sup> Annual Community Conversations

Departamento De Justicia De Oregón 3Er Anuales Conversaciones Comunitarias

Oregon DOJ’s 3rd Annual Community Conversations

Opening Pathways to Justice and Support with Populations Impacted by Inequity

Let’s talk about:

  • Rising hate crime and bias targeting
  • Re-visioning support services
  • Justice, reform, and absolute liberation

All are welcome to attend each session. Input on this year’s topics (topics in English, topics in Spanish), participation, and speaking time will be prioritized for those who identify as members of these communities. Toward the end of each session, advocates who work with these communities may be welcomed to give input as well.

Dates, Times, and How to Connect

You may join any of the sessions by clicking this Zoom link to join online » or calling 1-669-254-5252 at the time and date listed below.

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 634 9915

Zoom Passcode: 199978

Here is the accessible flyer in English and the accessible flyer in Spanish.

Accommodations

If you require an accommodation to participate in this virtual community conversation, please contact Ben Bradshaw:

Please identify the session(s) you will be attending and the accommodation you are requesting.  Closed Captioning, ASL Interpreters, and Spoken Language Interpreters are examples of accommodations that can be provided upon request for those participating by smartphone/computer; interpretation is not available for those participating through the dial-in telephone option. Please submit your request for accommodation no later than 7 days prior to the session you wish to attend.

LGBTQIA2S+ Communities

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

BIPOC LGBTQIA2S+ Communities

Monday, June 7, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Se proporcionará interpretación en español para esta sesión.

Religious Minority Communities

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Latinx Communities

Friday, June 11, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Una Conversasion Con Nuestras Comunidades Latinx

Viernes, 11 de junio de 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Póster / Folleto

Se proporcionará interpretación en español para esta sesión.

Muslim Communities

Monday, June 14, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

People Experiencing Houselessness

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Asian Communities

Monday, June 21, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Mandarin and Vietnamese interpretation will be provided.

Black/African American Communities

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

North African and Middle Eastern Communities

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

People of Color Communities

Monday, July 12, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Undocumented and Migrant Farmworker Communities

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Una Conversacion Con Nuestras Communidades De Trabajadores Agriculares E Migrantes y Personas Indocumentadas

Miércoles, 14 de julio de 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Póster / Folleto

Se proporcionará interpretación en español para esta sesión.

Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Friday, July 16, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Slavic and Eastern European Immigrants and Communities

Monday, July 19, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Russian interpretation will be provided.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

ASL interpretation and Closed Captioning will be provided.

Blind and Low Vision Communities

Friday, July 23, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

People with Disabilities Communities

Monday, July 26, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm

Poster / Handout

Registration

This year, registration is required » so that we are able to provide language interpretation more seamlessly. You may still participate anonymously to protect your privacy! Here are some tips for registering:

  • You may register the same day as a session is being held.
  • You may create an appropriate pseudonym when you register. Please choose a name that will not offend other attendees. If you plan to participate either by chat or verbally, be sure the name you choose is a name you are comfortable with being called.
  • You may use a fake email account when you register (e.g.: me@me.me). The login information is already provided to you (above).

For your and everyone’s emotional safety, our host has the ability to immediately expel from any session any person engaging in hate speech, using inappropriate pseudonyms, or showing hate images, and they will be permanently barred from the session. Please contact Heather Doyle at Heather.Doyle@doj.state.or.us with any questions or concerns regarding this process during the session.

Privacy, Security, and Logistics

It is important to us that we make these conversations a safe place to share and accessible to communication going both ways.

  • Sessions will not be recorded. However, all Chat and email submissions are recorded, saved, and may be subject to public records request laws.
  • We ask that all attendees help create an environment that is safe for all. While we have disabled copy and paste functions in the Chat for this reason, please note that other attendees may screenshot things you put in the Chat.
  • Any participant may be anonymous if they so choose. You may choose to participate with or without your name and/or organization spelled out on the right side of the screen. You can choose to call in anonymously (dial *67 before our phone number) and will be identified only as Caller 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • All sessions will begin with all participants on mute. This is because we are anticipating many attendees, and this will help reduce background noise.
  • All sessions will begin with all participants’ own videos disabled. For our Deaf and Hard of Hearing session, or for any sessions where video access for ASL interpretation is an accommodation required for participation (and requested in advance as described above), participants’ videos may be shown when/if they request to participate.
  • Each session will be an open conversation where we will openly discuss a number of topics (topics in English, topics in Spanish).
  • We ask that if you would like to speak that you raise your hand. (Instructions will be given at the beginning of each session for how to do this.) When we call on you, we will unmute your audio to share with the group, and then mute you when you are finished sharing.
  • Please say your name (“This is Ben”) every time you speak to the group. This is for the benefit of those participating over the phone and those relying on ASL interpreters.
  • This year, we will host a 5-15 minute guided grounding exercise at the end of each Community Conversation. Please feel free to stay online to participate from 3-3:15pm.

Information on Joining the Community Conversations Sessions

Using Zoom for Government

  • All sessions will utilize the program Zoom for Government for those who want to participate with video and audio. If you do not want to use Zoom for Government and simply want to call in by phone, see below.
  • Zoom for Government uses the Zoom app available for free in your App Store. Please plan to download the app prior to the scheduled Community Conversation session in case you have any issues. Help is available at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us » or by contacting Heather Doyle at Heather.Doyle@doj.state.or.us.
    • If you choose to use Zoom via your web browser rather than the Zoom app, please note that your functionality/access may be different from what we describe on this site and in our sessions.
  • Please plan to login to the session early in case there are any technical difficulties we need to sort out.
  • Login information for each session is the same, and is available above.
  • When you login, you will be asked for your first and last name, your email, and the password. If you would like to participate without providing identifying information, please make up an appropriate name. For your email, you may use a fake email account (e.g.: me@me.me).

Calling In

  • All sessions allow for participation via a phone number.
  • Interpretation is available for those participating by smartphone/computer and is not available for those participating through the dial-in telephone option.
  • Call-in information for each session is the same, and the dial in number, meeting ID, and password are available above.
  • Once on the call, you will be automatically muted. To speak during the session, dial *9, and your hand will be raised. You will then be unmuted, called on by the facilitator and you can share your input.

We released a summary of last year’s Community Conversations in this report: Summer 2020 Community Conversations Summary Report: Opening Pathways to Justice and Improving Support for Populations Impacted by Inequity.

Please contact us at Community@doj.state.or.us with any questions.