Why Equity Illustrated?

Find out “What started Equity Illustrated?” in an interview with contest facilitators Darion Demartez Jones, Social Media Specialist, Meyer Memorial Trust and Laura Nash, Communications Coordinator, Northwest Health Foundation.

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Equity Illustrated, 1st place: What is Equity?

To Salomé Chimuku, already a veteran of social justice and public policy reform at age 25, equity is a familiar concept. 

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Equity Illustrated, 2nd place: Oregonians Are All Connected

Turns out a collaboration born of a deep understanding of equity, an appreciation for urban planning, and diverse skills, can be a successful one.

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Equity Illustrated, Youth Winner: Everyone has a voice

“Everyone has a voice, no matter who they are or what challenges they have,” wrote Carol Bryan, 14, of Corvallis, Oregon, when she submitted her winning entry for the 2016 Equity Illustrated Youth Design Contest.

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Black Lives Matter. Really.

Black lives matter. They do.

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Announcing the Equity Illustrated finalists

We’re pleased to announce that we have selected finalists for the Equity Illustrated design contest. Entries came from Southern Oregon through Central Oregon and around the Portland Metro region, from artists aged 10-63, and in mediums as varied as pencil, photography and computer animation.

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Get the information you need to apply

The Building Community portfolio, along with two other Meyer portfolios, recently announced funding opportunities to help Oregon’s communities increase their collective capacity to improve conditions for communities of color, Oregonians living on low incomes and other historically marginalized populations.

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How Do You Imagine Equity?

As philanthropy has begun to shift the conversation from equality towards equity, we’ve seen (and experienced at Meyer) the challenges of accurately conveying the complex goals of equity in a way that is simple and easily understandable.

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Individual Difference vs. Structural Inequality: What’s Wrong With Equity/Equality Images?

So you’ve probably heard about the illustration contest Meyer and Northwest Health Foundation launched a few months ago, to help identify images from Oregonian artists that further the discourse on equity.

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Why Change?

As the longest serving trustee at Meyer, I am incredibly proud of the many successful grants made since 1982 that have supported and improved Oregon.

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