We are grateful to live and work in the homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes. We are here and we continue to benefit because these people were forcibly and inhumanely removed from their land.
Jamie Stamberger and Stamberger Outreach Consulting acknowledge the systemic oppression and inequity that is ingrained and continues to manifest in our national financial, health care, governance, education, and justice systems, among others. This oppression and inequity also exists in the environmental conservation movement, for example: the genocide of indigenous people and the taking of indigenous land under the auspices of conservation; that communities of color bear disproportionately negative impacts of water and air pollution, land contamination, and hazardous waste; and that the environmental conservation movement was created by and for white people and continues to perpetuate ingrained systems that exclude people of color from having power in conservation decisions that is proportionate to the environmental burden they bear. Jamie Stamberger acknowledges her privilege as a white person in a society designed to benefit white people at the expense of people of color.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Jamie Stamberger and Stamberger Outreach Consulting believe that environmental protection and sustainability is realized only when all people have equitable access to the benefits of that protection and sustainability. Stamberger Outreach Consulting is committed to developing environmental engagement and education programs that seek to undo systems of oppression and inequity. At Stamberger Outreach, we apply an equity lens to our work that centers on race. The concept of intersectionality shows us that people of color in all oppressed groups fare worse than white people in those same groups. We focus on race because we believe that a focus on undoing racial disparities will benefit all oppressed people.
Jamie Stamberger works to foster a company culture that continuously analyzes and discusses equity, inclusion and justice. Jamie actively seeks partnerships with organizations led by people of color. She has reciprocal professional relationships with leaders and business owners who are people of color, allowing for challenging conversations and collaborative program development from different perspectives. Jamie discusses equity in early conversations with clients and works to support and expand DEI understanding, motivation, and skills of white-led organizations. She strives to challenge other white people who perpetuate systems of oppression, and works to challenge her own assumptions and white privilege, and to own her mistakes.
We look forward to working with you to assess and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your projects and programs.