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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Dr. Lisa Bates

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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