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Human Rights and Social Justice Framework for Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

JULY 21, 2022


Suicide Prevention Summit

The Details

The Details

This year's theme - we’ll be unpacking suicidality, suicide "prevention," “intervention”, and “postvention” critically thinking about suicide from a non-pathological, anti-carceral, Disability Justice framework. We will collectively learn how we can build lifegiving conditions in a society that is rooted in violent and life destroying systems.


Our Sponsors

We are proud to affiliate with a group of excellent sponsors from a variety of influential companies and organizations. We're always looking to build new partnerships, so get in touch if you'd like to learn more!

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Many of us who attend or present at suicide prevention events have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide, struggle with our own thoughts about suicide or support someone else who does.  While learning and connecting together can in itself be tremendously healing,  the focused discussions on suicide can prompt anxiety, difficult memories or our own thoughts of self-harm.

During the live event we will detail support options available for individuals to utilize. All day long there will be a variety of affinity spaces, which is one place you can turn to for support. 

Self-care is the most valuable thing one can offer themselves while processing grief, heavy topics, and memories that could be triggering. Reach out to the event moderators if something is to arise and you need help navigating support.

The Speakers

Join us for an exciting lineup of powerful speakers and breakout discussion sessions.

Ebony Clarke, LCSW, MSW

Interim Health Department Director,

Multnomah County Health Department

Our opening speaker Ebony Clarke, Director of Multnomah County Health Department, and previous Multnomah County Behavioral Health Director is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 24 years of experience working in both the publicly funded and non-profit behavioral health arena developing services and supports, providing leadership, organizational development, people management, and equity and inclusion. Ebony joined Multnomah County in 2010, stepping in as the Senior Manager of Direct Clinical Services. Before joining the county, she worked as a Service Director of Child and Family Services at Lifeworks NW. In that role, she oversaw child and family outpatient mental health, prevention, and culturally-specific adult mental health and addiction services.


Ebony earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon in Community and Human Services in 1999 and earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2001. In October of 2020, Ebony was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon Health Policy Board. In April 2013, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber appointed Ms. Clarke to the Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers, where she served two terms. She also volunteered her time on the Lake Oswego School District Board Appointed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee serving as one of the Co-Chairs. Ebony’s mission is to build and support a continuum of care that yields equitable and quality services to promote individual, family, and community healing and wellbeing. During her off time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 18 years Matt, and their two son’s Matteo and Miles ages 14 and 9. 





Lacy Dicharry, MS, MBA, CDTLF

Is an award-winning international speaker, published author, mental health, foster care advocate and recovery advocate.

Lacy our keynote speaker is also known as an expert in stakeholder engagement, change management, and leadership and organizational development. Over the past 20 years, her work has impacted more than 275,000+ individuals in more than 52+ countries across 6 continents, across industries including corporate, small business, government, non-profit, healthcare, and education sectors. Lacy is a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Past-President of the International Foster Care Organisation, and on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America. She was a 2014 VOICE Award winner for her advocacy efforts to promote mental health and is a thought leader in lived experience workforce and leadership development. Currently, Lacy serves as the Leadership Development Coordinator for Woman’s Hospital and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University

Canada Taylor Parker, QMHA

Multnomah County Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Since 2005 Canada has worked in behavioral health care serving youth and adults, with 6 years focused in deathcare, helping families navigate grief, loss, trauma, and relationship amidst crisis. Strength, resilience, and restoration are key underpinnings of Canada's professional approach to holistic, integrative support for individuals and the community. Currently her work focuses on suicide prevention with youth and adults as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Multnomah County Health Department, with a specific passion in serving BIPOC, LGTBQA+, and complex, intersectional individuals who have been underserved in behavioral healthcare. Canada is certified as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator through the American Association of Suicidology, works as a QMHA, and offers training in numerous evidence based behavioral health prevention, intervention, and postvention models.

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*All times listed in Pacific Time Zone*

Opening Agenda

JULY 21st


Zoom host will open the Zoom to attendees.



Opening Remarks Ebony Clarke

Main Event

*All times listed in Pacific Time Zone*



10:30 AM

Keynote/Q&A: Lacy Dicharry


Lines for Life: Launching 988 & the Equity Line

12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions: Iden Campbell

1:00 PM

Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide: Equity Committee and other ways to be involved in statewide suicide prevention work.

1:30 PM

Breakout Sessions: Iden Campbell

2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions: Report Out

3:00 PM

Closing Speaker/Q &A: Canada Taylor Parker

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks


Breakout Sessions

Open discussions utilizing the Zoom Whiteboard feature. These rooms are solution focused and driven by community members.


Rooted in Community


Holding Space

Care that Centers Autonomy


Culture and Language as a protective factor






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