Friday, October 25th

5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Village Church | 330 SW Murray Blvd | Beaverton

Individual Tickets - $30 each | Heavy appetizers will be served.

Poverty is often viewed as a purely economic issue, but at Community Action our experience tells us that it's more complex. There are many factors – specifically the role of race – that direct who is impacted by poverty. We are honored to be joined by john a. powell who will speak to how "racialization" props up systems that perpetuate poverty, and why creating a sense of belonging is a vital tool in overcoming the impacts of poverty in our community.

john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. john is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute that brings together scholars, community advocates, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable world.


Save the Date! Friday, April 17, 2020 

NW Events & Environments

Photos for Kaleidoscope 2019

When it comes to tackling huge issues like poverty, a small shift in perspective can have a large impact. Kaleidoscope is a celebratory event that brings into focus the work that Community Action is doing to eradicate poverty in Washington County. Join us for a night of dinner, exciting auction packages and special surprises!