Civil Rights Title VI summary PowerPoints and select external training resources
City developed Title VI PowerPoints and select external training resources to support City capacity building.
FHWA Civil Rights Subrecipient Civil Rights Title VI Overview (multiple videos): Watch the overview, background and purpose, nondiscrimination assurances, implementation plans, and compliance and enforcement.
DOJ 2011 Civil Rights Laws and Obligations Overview: 1-18 minutes is an overview and general description of Title VI; from 27:45 – 40 minutes covers language access and the complaint process, and from 40 minutes until the end is Q&A.
FTA Webinar on the Transportation EJ Reference Guide and its application in planning & project management.
Select external Civil Rights Title VI resources
Links to external Civil Rights Title VI resources.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice
Frequently Asked Questions – Data Collection, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice
Frequently Asked Questions – Public Participation, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice
Guidance to State and Local Governments and Other Federally Assisted Recipients Engaged in Emergency Preparedness, Response, Mitigation, and Recovery Activities on Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools, US Department of Education and US Department of Justice (WITHDRAWN). Recently Withdrawn (claim that guidance advocate policy preferences and positions). While no longer official guidance Department made sure to identify that this does not add requirements and that protections remain in place. For more information you can read the release from the Department of Education. Provides guidance on voluntarily considering race to achieve diversity and opportunities
Racial Equity-Centered Results-Based Accountability™
Documents and resources to support Racial Equity-Centered Results-Based Accountability™
Racial Equity: Getting to Results. This Government Alliance for Race & Equity (GARE) Resource Guide by Erika Bernabei, connects a racial equity lens to the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) methodology to help empower jurisdictions to make good decisions and advance equity.
The Results-Based Accountability™ Guide from Clear Impact. The RBA Guide from Clear Impact is a tool for leading or facilitating a group in the use of RBA in decision making. The RBA Guide is designed to be used as a roadmap with which to navigate the complete RBA decision-making process, step-by-step.
Results-Based Accountability for Racial Equity December 7, 2018 Presentation Pdf version of the December 7, 2018, City of Portland presentation by Erika Bernabei, Equity & Results, LLC
GARE Webinar – Results for Racial Equity. This Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) webinar highlights how jurisdictions can use the tool “Racial Equity: Getting to Results” to identify a set of metrics and implement a community process to have greater impact in their work.
Clear Impact Webinar - Achieving Equity with Results-Based Accountability™. This webinar focuses on how to use the framework and tools of Results-Based Accountability™ to achieve greater equity through disaggregating data and developing broad strategies required to address those most impacted
Equity & Results have powerfully joined a Racial Equity Lens with a Results Based Framework and provide customized, co-designed contracts with organizations to develop results frameworks and identify strategies for racially equitable impacts.
Clear Impact provides performance tools and services to help government agencies, non-profits, and communities track the performance of their programs, measure the impact of their funding, and report on the progress of their missions to improve lives of communities.
Practices, Methodologies, and decision-making tools – select internal and external resources
Links to select internal and external public planning and policy development and evaluation practices, methodologies, and tools.
Targeted Universalism Policy and Practice, Powell, Menedian, Ake, 2019
Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning, Patton, Sawicki, and Clark, 2016
Impact Analysis and Assessment Resources:
Equity Impact Assessment (Social Impact Assessment) ,Overview, Brenman, 2010
Environmental Justice Considerations Impact Analysis Guidance and resources:
The CDC, though health-based, provides an example policy process, methodology and resources:
Data Tools & Sources
Links to select internal and external data resources.
Explore Census Data. Find tables, maps, profiles and more from the Census Bureau and Census Bureau surveys.
National Equity Atlas. PolicyLink’s and the Equity Research Institute (ERI) at the University of Southern California, National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind web resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth. The Atlas provides deeply disaggregated, longitudinal data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the largest 100 cities, largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States.
EJSCREEN Tool is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides EPA with a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators.
Key City and Regional Plans, Research, and Reports
Links to key City Plans, additional research, and technical analysis.
The 2035 Comprehensive Plan
History of Racist Planning in Portland. Provided by BPS, the Report and additional documents and resources review how historical racist land use planning contributed to racial segregation and inequity for people of color in Portland.
Policy Link All-in-Cities Initiative, toolkit, and policy research. Launched in 2015, the All-In Cities initiative at PolicyLink and our underlying policy agenda equip city officials, community advocates, and civic leaders with policy ideas, data, and strategy support to build equitable, thriving cities for all.
Community Research and Publications
Reimagine Oregon. Black-led organizations, activists and organizers came together to compile the proposals generated in existing community plans, reports and publications as well as new policy demands from protest organizers inclusive of agency prognosis and timelines.
The Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) People’s Plan. The "plan serves as a powerful tool for research, organizing, and implementation. By viewing the community as the drivers of change, this project empowered the Portland Black community to assert their right to actively shape the city they live in." -PAALF
Communities of Color in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile, The Unsettling Profile Series by the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC)
The African American Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile, The Unsettling Profile Series by the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC)
The African Immigrant & Refugee Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile, The Unsettling Profile Series by the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC)
The Asian & Pacific Islander Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile, The Unsettling Profile Series by the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC)
The Latino Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile, The Unsettling Profile Series by the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC)
The Native American Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile, The Unsettling Profile Series by the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC)
The Slavic Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile, The Unsettling Profile Series by the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC)
2017 Community Needs Assessment by the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) profiles the needs of immigrant and refugee communities in Oregon, particularly of those in the Portland metropolitan area.
2015 State of Black Oregon by the Urban League of Portland, the result of a two-year program of research, provides an updated look at how Black Oregonians are doing – in schools, jobs, and both urban and rural communities throughout the state.
Equitable Engagement and Involvement – select Internal and external resources
Links to select, internal and external public engagement and involvement resources.
City of Portland Adopted Public Involvement Principles
Public Involvement Advisory Council, Civic Life
Public Involvement Best Practices Resources, Civic Life
Community Involvement Program As-Adopted Report, 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Community Involvement Committee, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)
Community Engagement Manual (related to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan), CIC - BPS
The Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership, Facilitating Power
Equity: The Soul of Collective Impact, Michael McAfee, Angela Glover Blackwell, and Judith Bell, PolicyLink
Community Engagement & Participation Checklist, PolicyLink
Resource Guide on Public Engagement, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation
The Community Engagement Guide for Sustainable Communities, Danielle Bergstrom, Kalima Rose, Jillian Olinger, Kip Holley, PolicyLink and The Kirwan Institute
Ten ideas to encourage immigrant engagement – Institute for local governments
Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking, David Aimen and Anne Morris, Transportation Research Board
Civil Society and Authentic Engagement in a Diverse Nation, Angela Glover Blackwell, Stanford Social Innovation Review
The First Steps to Meaningful Community Engagement, Neeraj Mehta, Next City
A Path Towards Authentic Community Engagement, Jaylan Abd Elrahman and Jay Feldman, Living Cities
Collaborating for Equity and Justice, Moving Beyond Collective Impact, Tom Wolff, Meredith Minkler, Susan M. Wolfe, Bill Berkowitz, Linda Bowen, Frances Dunn Butterfoss, Brian D. Christens, Vincent T. Francisco, Arthur T. Himmelman and Kien S. Lee, Non Profit Quarterly
Participatory research as a path to equitable transportation, Jonna Mckone, The City Fix
Chicago innovates urban planning with participatory communication, Jonna Mckone, The City Fix [post about participatory communication]
Government by the people, the importance of public engagement, Garrett Bradford, The City Fix [post on the importance of public engagement]
Most Public Engagement Is Worse Than Worthless, Ruben Anderson, Strong Towns
Civil Rights Title VI Complaints
The city of Portland will not discriminate against on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English Proficiency) in its activities, programs, and services. If you are subject to discrimination by anyone acting on behalf of the city or any program plan or service provided by the city you have the right to file a complaint through our administrative process. You also have the right to complain to a higher authority. The following will help you navigate the complaint process.
- File a Civil Rights Title VI complaint
- How to Make an ADA or Discrimination Complaint
- Decision tree of the Civil Rights Title VI complaint process(856.32 Kb)
- Complaint process table of rolls(49.7 Kb)
- ADA title II and Civil Rights Title VI complaint process guidance(157.58 Kb)
- Civil Rights Title VI Complaint Procedures
Equity-related External Organizations and Information Sources
Links to external organizations that may provide relevant information, practices, tools, and proposed solution alternatives.
The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. GARE is a joint project of the new Race Forward and the HAAS Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. The City of Portland is a member jurisdiction.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works®.
Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organizResults-Basedlieves decisions shaped by facts, rather than ideology, have the power to improve public policy and practice, strengthen communities, and transform people’s lives for the better. Their mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research.
This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
Living Cities harnesses the collective power of philanthropy, financial institutions and local governments to close racial income and wealth gaps in American cities.
Next City is a nonprofit news organization that believes journalists have the power to amplify solutions and help spread them from one city to the next city.