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Evaluating OMPA through an equity lens | 2021 Board Retreat Outcomes

Every year, OMPA’s Board of Directors gathers to set the overall vision for the next few years and elect its “officers” for the year ahead. […]

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Statement on OMPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

We believe in embracing diverse perspectives, supporting equitable access to opportunities, and creating inclusive environments that are supportive and welcoming to all. This vision requires that what we do and how we do it needs to change. Sometimes inclusion means shifting our focus. We recognize that this can be uncomfortable for those who don’t see the need for change—but it’s imperative and long overdue for those who haven’t benefited from the status quo.

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FORTITUDE: Annie Tonsiengsom | What happens when the rose-colored glasses come off?

Seeing the world through a new lens with Portland filmmaker Annie Tonsiengsom. The literary technique known as “tragic irony” dates back to classical Greece — […]

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FORTITUDE: Rebecca Hynes | Go get. Go far.

Rebecca Hynes is pushing boundaries for women and indie filmmakers in the adventure-doc world. Her new documentary, River Looters, has been accepted into eight festivals, including Rebecca’s dream venue, Mountainfilm in Telluride, CO. Hear how else this jet-setter has kept production active during the pandemic. 

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Centering Diversity in Oregon’s Tax Incentive Program

Money is one of the ultimate drivers of human behavior. That’s why we’re taking our equity work straight to the root of industry hiring practices with D-OPIF. Get Ashley Mellinger’s take on the work she’s been leading while co-chairing OMPA’s Diversity Incentives Subcommittee this past year, along with Dawn Jones Redstone. 

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