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I HEAR Summit

Inclusion • Healing • Equity • Access • Rights
I HEAR Summit

March 16th, 2024
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Choose from six regional locations across Oregon, or attend online. Register for your nearest location below.

Hosted in partnership with OEA’s Committee on Racial Equity (CORE) OEA’s Human & Civil Rights Committee (HCRC), and OEA's Equity Director.

Summit Highlights

  • Inspiring keynote speakers who are leading experts in their respective fields
  • Engaging panel discussions and interactive workshops on various topics related to inclusion, healing, equity, access, and rights
  • Networking sessions to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations
  • Resource information showcasing local initiatives, services, and resources available in the community
  • Opportunities for personal growth, learning, and skill-building

Our Keynote Speaker

Harry Lawson Jr.

Harry Lawson, Jr. is the Director of the NEA Human and Civil Rights Department, where he directs social justice programs related to leadership and professional development. During his time at NEA he has served as organizational specialist and as the Regional Director for NEA’s Southeast Region Office. Harry came to NEA from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and has also served as a classroom teacher in Montgomery County, MA and D.C. Public Schools.

Register for a Regional Summit

Travel to the summit location nearest your address, or choose the online option.
Summit - Portland


Oregon Education Association 6900 Southwest Atlanta Street Portland, OR 97223
Summit - Salem


Oregon Education Association 2540 Coral Avenue Northeast Salem, OR 97305
Summit - Pendleton


Wildhorse Resort & Casino 46510 Wildhorse Boulevard Pendleton, OR 97801
Summit - Eugene


Oregon Education Association 2815 Coburg Road Eugene, OR 97408
Summit - Bend


Oregon Education Association 2352 Southwest Glacier Place Redmond, OR 97756
Summit - Klamath

Klamath Falls

Oregon Education Association 6350 South 6th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Summit - Medford


Oregon Education Association 2495 South Pacific Highway Medford, OR 97501
Summit - online


Participate via zoom. Link to join will be emailed following registration.

Tentative Agenda

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Meet & Greet with modest breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Introductions & Keynote with Harry Lawson
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Student Panel
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Morning Learning Session
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch provided
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Afternoon Learning Session
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Evaluations and Transition
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Affinity & Action

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).