We are devastated by the tragedy and trauma that our community and nation are suffering. We are horrified by George Floyd’s death and the continued acts of violence or threats of violence against the Black community. We stand against racism and oppression.
In order to disrupt the systemic racism that exists in our country, we each must listen to the voices of the historically oppressed and speak up against racism we encounter in our own lives. OMA is here and ready to help facilitate these important conversations.
As a first effort, on June 11th, as part of the ongoing OMA Roundtable series, OMA will host a facilitated discussion about having difficult conversations about race. Future programs addressing this issue and related topics are being developed with the input from members.
We are inspired by the peaceful protests in Portland and other parts of the country. Our hope is that the pain and suffering swelling in our country right now will lead to greater dialogue and lasting change. The OMA board hopes you will join us in exploring these issues for yourself and our community.
Email:OMA@ORmediation.org to receive a Zoom Meeting invite for Thursday June 11 at 4:00pm.