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Community Mapping: A Tool to Strengthen Social Change Efforts

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PST November 13, 2013 Location: South Chapel, Graduate Campus

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    Se-ah-dom Edmo

South Chapel, Graduate Campus

Community mapping is a powerful tool for supporting social change in two ways: it makes patterns based on place much easier to identify and analyze, and, it provides a visual way of communicating those patterns to a broad audience, quickly and dramatically. This supports decision-making and consensus-building and translates into improved program design, policy development, organizing, and advocacy.

Using the Tribal Equity Toolkit: Tribal Resolutions & Codes for Two Spirit & LGBT Justice in Indian Country as a model framework, participants in this workshop for educators, counselors, and activists will explore the use of community mapping for building grasstops power for causes that benefit social justice movements, and learn about the current connections and leverage being built between the LGBT community and Tribal communities.  

Participants will come away with:

1) An understanding of what community mapping is, and how they can apply this method to social change efforts in their schools, workplaces, and communities

2) An understanding of the Tribal Equity Toolkit mapping project and community map 

3) A community map project that will benefit the communities they work with centered on empowering the voice and cause of marginalized communities

This workshop is part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Se-ah-dom Edmo

Fee: $30, includes CEUs/PDUs

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Core units: .5

If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student and would like to attend this workshop to meet your Core Program requirements, please register through WebAdvisor.

About the Instructor

Se-ah-dom’s ancestors are from Celilo, a fishing village along the Columbia River. Throughout her work she has been part of creating and expanding two AmeriCorps Programs, OMSI’s Salmon Camp, The International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education (NZ), OHSU’s School of Medicine Diversity Achievement Programs, and currently, the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis & Clark College. 

Her recent publications and work are centered around action research and engagement that benefits and builds capacity for Tribes and communities she works with and include: the Tribal Equity Toolkit: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country (November 2012) the first of its kind, providing sample legal language for adapting tribal codes to recognize the rights of all tribal citizens; and Identity Wars: A Comparative Ethical Critique of the Debate Over Indian Identity (July 2012). She was instrumental in Oregon’s successful ban of race-based Native American sports names in K-12 schools as well as the campaign to win the Freedom to Marry in Washington State. 

Se-ah-dom is the Director for the Oregon Tribal Histories and Sovereignty Curriculum Design Project, which will develop a state-wide Indian Histories and Sovereignty curricula aligned to Oregon curriculum standards. The project will use an Indigenous conceptual framework for curriculum development and content development that involves working with a wide cross-section of Tribal people and Tribal Governments. She is co-author of American Indian Identity: Citizenship, Membership and Blood, a book to be published by Praeger Publishers in 2014.

She currently serves as the Vice-President of the Oregon Indian Education Association and serves on the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Education Committee, Portland Inter-Tribal Canoe Club and the National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center Boards. Her past board service positions have included Columbia Riverkeeper, the Nak-Nu-Wit (Systems of Care Program) at NARA Northwest and Northwest Indian Storytellers Association as well as many others. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, James and their children: Siale, Imasees and Miyosiwin.

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