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Anti-Racist Resources

ANTI-RACIST RESOURCES

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) values equity, diversity and inclusion, and we recognize we still have work to do to create meaningful change. We recognize that we need to listen and learn to implement systemic change. Our team met this week to talk about ways that we can take action to combat racism and bias in our workplace, and to make room for more diverse voices on our staff, on our Board, on our speaker panels, and in the greater TAO community.

We are sharing a list of resources in hopes that you will take action, too.

Speak up and be an ally on behalf of communities of color. Talk to your friends, family and neighbors.

Explore your own implicit bias.

Educate yourself
with
anti-racism resources.

Read tech-industry specific resources including these from the 
Anti-Racist Resource Guide for the Tech & VC Community compiled by the Female Founders Fund:

Understand the inherent bias in tech.

Patronize black owned businesses, including places to shop and eat in Portland.

Volunteer for a social justice non-profit.

Support organizations working to create a more diverse tech industry, like Black Girls Code, Project Include, and Devs of Color.

Donate and if your company matches a certain amount of personal donations to organizations, funds, charities, or movements - submit your donations for that match.

Amplify, follow, signal-boost and learn from the messages of Black influencers, including these Black professionals in tech, these Inspiring Black People You Need to Follow on Instagram, and these influencers, authors and public speakers.

VOTE.


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OSU ADVANTAGE ACCELERATOR 
BEAVER SUMMER INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is creating an opportunity this summer for members of the broader Oregon State University community to gain investment from Oregon’s premier investors, including: Cascade Seed Fund, Elevate Capital, Ideaship, Rogue Venture Partners, Voyager Capital and Willamette Valley Capital.

The application opens June 15th and TAO members are eligible to apply. Companies can apply as a pre-revenue company or a post revenue company. For more information, visit the application page.  

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TAO EVENTS


JUNE

5th:
Resiliency Series | Executive Session: Higher Education Resiliency with Dr. Steve Percy
9th: Resiliency Series | Digital Health: After-COVID Telehealth Reimbursement
9th: EIR Office Hour | Are you hearing me? Communication styles and unconscious bias
10th: Resiliency Series | Executive Session: Coronavirus Contact Notification
10th: Virtual Lunch & Learn: When to Pay Ransomeware & How to Avoid It
12th: Resiliency Series | Executive Session: Featuring Nik Blosser, Chief of Staff for Governor Brown
15th: Meet Our Members
16th: Resiliency Series | Digital Health: Digitizing the Patient Experience- One Community Health
17th: Resiliency Series | Executive Session: What the Future Holds Beyond Pandemic & Recovery
18th-26th: Techlandia Summit Virtual Conference & Design Sprint
23rd: Meet Our Members | Speed Round
30th: Resiliency Series | Digital Health: Improving Outcomes through Data
30th: TAO Webinar: Member Benefits & Updates

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EVENTS OF INTEREST

JUNE
8th: 
Pacific Northwest Power BI Symposium
10thJob Seekers Series for Tech Professionals: Part 3- John's Tech Career Strategy
10th: ChickTech Webinar: What's Wrong With It and How to Fix It!
12th: Student Webinar: Mentorship, How to Have a Creative Career in Tech
17th: ChickTech Webinar: Innovate Yourself, presented by AchieveUnite
24th: ChickTech Webinar: Talk Tech to Me: Demystifying the Jargon and Acronyms for Your Next Interview






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