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Diversity Conference

Diversity and Inclusion Conference

This year's conference is Sept. 12 and 13, 2018 at the Salem Convention Center. "Beyond Tolerance, Leveraging Differences" is this year's theme and we have a wide variety of breakout sessions with topics that will appeal to a range of interests and experience levels. See the lineup (PDF) so you can plan ahead. Learn about the speakers, too (PDF).

THANK YOU for your support of the annual diversity conference for state employees. If you have questions about materials or video from the 2017 conference, please contact your agency's conference committee member (see "Who to contact" below).

Accessibility and Accommodations

The Salem Convention Center is accessible. If you need accommodations, such as sign language interpretation, please contact the person at your agency listed below under "Who to contact."
Who to contact

Want to volunteer?

We'd love to have you join us! Contact Joan Barton for more information.

Join us for lunch entertainment and inspiration

NOTE: you are on your own for lunch

Recording Artist/Performer/Educator/Author/Humanitarian
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"A modern master of the Native American Flute, a premier performer of the instrument of our time..." – Billboard Journal

An enrolled Kalapuya member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who resides within his indigenous homelands in Oregon, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a world renowned Native American flute player. Traveling a broad range of musical styles, his recordings have garnered over 55 awards and a top ten ranking in the new age charts. He is the winner of five Native American Music Awards including Artist of the Year, Flutist of the Year, Best Record and Best Music Video (2).  In 2018, his new Album Flute Medicine won 2 Global Music Awards, An Indigenous Music Award, and the award for Best Native American Recording at the One World Music Radio Awards.
Jan Michael’s lifeway and musical expressions are based on the tradition of ‘One Heart’. In short, it is a universal truth that everyone is equal regardless of the color of our skin, tribal affiliation, language we speak, income, gender, faith, nationality or personal beliefs. ‘One Heart’ is the recognition of Unity through Diversity.
Jan Michael regularly performs songs from his recordings.  He has toured across the country and performed overseas at both large and smaller venues.  His music shares hope, love, compassion and connection.  Also active in philanthropy, his music has been used to help several non-profit projects including children with cancer, homeless shelters, earthquake survivors, and youth drug and alcohol prevention.
After nearly two decades of research of the Native American Flute, Jan Michael co-created a curriculum for an accredited university course which he instructs regularly. He has authored two books that are published.  “One Heart and the Native American Flute” which focuses on the flute’s history and technique, and “The First Flute”, published by Red Deer Press.

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