Ryan Curren

Program Coordinator
City of Portland
Ryan Curren is a Program Coordinator for the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights. He provides training and strategic guidance for the City’s 26 bureaus conducting racial equity self-assessment and develop five-year Racial Equity Plans. Previously, Ryan was Senior Community Development Specialist for the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing. He provided planning and policy analysis for the administration and the City’s Affordable Housing Levy. He managed the City’s anti-displacement strategy in Southeast Seattle light rail station areas supported through a 2011 HUD Community Challenge Grant.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Racial Equity Plans: How to Develop Action Plans that Drive Systemic Change

A vision without a plan is not going to change much. Development of Racial Equity Plans provide a critical opportunity to move from talk to action, and are a mechanism for transparency and clarity about concrete actions. A new resource guide called “Moving from Talk to Action” Development and Implementation of a Racial Equity Action Plan” by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity will be shared. This workshop will feature Simran Noor, Vice President of Programs and Policy at the Center for Social Inclusion, and Ryan Cureen, Racial Equity Analyst with the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.

Speakers: Simran Noor, Ryan Curren