The Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities event series brings together leaders from law enforcement and civil society organizations to examine and further understand the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in our communities and explore actions required to remove them. The first building bridges event was held in Fall 2016 at the Muslim Educational Trust in Tigard. Since the inaugural event, two additional annual follow-up events have been held.
Steering Committee Organizations
The event series is jointly hosted by the Muslim Educational Trust, Washington County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Offices, City of Portland New Portlander Commission, City of Lake Oswego, Vision Action Network, Korean American Coalition, Tigard Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Offices, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, Latino Network, Urban League of Portland, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.
Event Recap Videos
Building Bridges of Understanding 2018 [Video coming soon]