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The new Federal Race and Ethnicity Reporting System: How to respond and its impact on families of color.

Date: 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT May 10, 2010 Location: Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle, Lewis & Clark

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Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle, Lewis & Clark

As you may know, the new Federal Race and Ethnicity Reporting System requires schools to register each student’s racial identity under the new federal categories for the 2010-11 school year. These new rules are confusing and will have a negative impact on many of our families of color by requiring many families of color to identify themselves in a way that is uncomfortable and doesn’t reflect how they see themselves.  

  • Are you aware of the new requirements and categories and how they might affect your families of color? 
  • Are you prepared to have an in-depth conversation with your families about their race and ethnicity? 
  • Does your system/school have enough “relational trust” with your communities of color to have this conversation?   
  • Are you prepared to personally identify the racial identify of children who don’t check a box as the law requires?

Please join us for a special session with Jane Waite, Equity and Diversity Specialist from
the Lane ESD, who has been working with districts around the state to understand these
requirements, how they affect our families of color, and what we can do to implement
them most effectively and respectfully for our families of color.

Please view this resource manual for more information.

Event Information

FREE and open to the public. RSVP required, please email

This session is designed for district and school leaders, community-based organizations,
and any school personnel who will be involved in implementing the new Race and Ethnicity
Reporting System.

Location: Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle (building 14 on the map), Lewis & Clark

Coming to campus: Please follow the Center for Community Engagement Event signs to parking. Parking is FREE. Bright orange signs will guide you to Smith Hall.


Sponsored by:

Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK), and Center for Equitable and Effective Leadership through the Center for Community Engagement at Lewis & Clark.