11-23-2017  7:18 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Kenton Library Hosts African American Genealogy Event Dec. 2

Stephen Hanks to present on genealogy resources and methods ...

PSU Hires New Police Chief

Donnell Tanksley brings policing philosophy rooted in community engagement to PSU ...

African American Portraits Exhibit at PAM Ends Dec. 29

Towards the end of its six month run, exhibit conveys the Black experience, late 1800s - 1990s ...

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Black Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians Must Respect the Black Press

Rosetta Miller-Perry discusses how Black celebrities snub the Black Press when they get “discovered” by the mainstream media ...

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Dr. Lisa Bates
Erin Sutherland, Portland State University

Pomona, CA—The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona has announced the winners of the 2016 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Lisa K. Bates of Portland State University has won the Scholar Prize and Victor Verdugo of Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles has won the Practitioner Prize. Bates and Verdugo will accept their awards at a banquet on the Cal Poly Pomona campus on February 11.

The Dale Prize recognizes excellence in planning, and is made possible by an endowment from the late June Dale, wife of the late William R. Dale. Bill Dale was a founding faculty member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He also served as Chair of the department and Dean of the College of Environmental Design.

Inaugurated in 2004, the Dale Prize focuses on a different planning theme each year. This year’s theme was Planning for Community Self Determination and Racial Justice.

Dr. Lisa K. Bates is an Associate Professor at Portland State University’s Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and is Director of the Center for Urban Studies. Dr. Bates pursues racial equity through scholarship and advocacy that empowers community activists and disenfranchised communities—along with planning scholars and practitioners—with the knowledge to create equitable housing policies.

She recently co-edited an equity-focused issue of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, served as co-chair of ACSP’s Planners of Color Interest Group and contributed to Portland’s Strategic Plan and Gentrification and Displacement Study. Dr. Bates holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bates’ Portland State University colleague, Jennifer Dill, received the Dale Prize in 2015.

Bates also received the inaugural Ed Sullivan Housing Advocate Award from Housing Land Advocates in October. According to Sullivan, Bates was chosen because her academic work and activism “provide much of the data on which the rest of the housing advocacy community bases its arguments.”

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