Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
January 19th, 2015
8:15am - 3:30pm:
MLK Day of Service for the Lewis & Clark Community
Join the MLK Day of National Service! Over 800 students from nine different colleges will unite in NE Portland for one day to volunteer and serve the Cully neighborhood. Transportation will be provided by Lewis & Clark College.
4:00pm - 7:00pm:
MLK Week Art Build by PUB! (Pluralism and Unity Board)
Art build with the Pluralism and Unity Board (PUB) to kick off MLK Week! Come create social justice-themed art in a community space. Use a variety of art supplies as a medium to reflect on Dr. King, his legacy and this year’s MLK Theme: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
January 20th, 2015
7:00pm - 8:00pm:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Lewis & Clark College students, staff, and faculty will do readings of Dr. King’s writings and speeches, paired with jazz music from Devin Phillips, a jazz musician from New Orleans. Additionally, LC community members will share favorite and original works around this year’s theme: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
January 21st, 2015
4:00pm - 5:30pm:
Screening and Discussion of “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot” with guest speaker, Arleigh Dodson,a retired Lewis & Clark College faculty member who was in Mississippi during the summer of 1964
Please join us for this free screening and discussion of the documentary, “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot” as part of MLK Week.
January 22nd, 2015
6:00pm - 7:30pm:
From MLK to Michael Brown #blacklivesmatter A Social Justice Teach-in
LC Community members with an advanced understanding of racial justice will participate in a Social Justice Teach-in, facilitated by local academics and activists (and activist academics). The goal of the Teach-in is to increase individual knowledge and capacity to work for racial justice.
January 23rd, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm:
Community Dinner to discuss the new film “Selma”
Please join us for a Community Dinner and Dialogue to discuss the new movie, Selma.
January 28th, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm:
Screening of “Dead Man Walking” in preparation for Sr. Helen Prejean’s LC Visit
Please join us for this special free screening of the Oscar-winning film, Dead Man Walking, in preparation of Sister Helen Prejean’s visit to Lewis & Clark College on February 4, 2015.
January 30th, 2015
Dear White People
Campus Activities Board and Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement present…
A film by Justin Simien
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
A satire about being a black face in a white place.
This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, January 30 at 7:30pm
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
February 3rd, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm:
Lecture by Dr. Ed Baptist (Cornell University): “I looked for a story about families. I found a story about capitalism.” (by the author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and The Making of American Capitalism”)
Ed Baptist grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He did his graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has taught first at the University of Miami, and, since 2003, at Cornell University. He will speaking about his new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, published by Basic Books in September 2014. Ten years in the making, this sweeping history of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War puts enslaved African Americans at the center of the story. Using interviews with ex-slaves, personal narratives written by survivors who escaped slavery, the business papers and secret letters of enslavers, as well as the newspapers and more public documents of American communities, this book argues that to understand how the American past is today’s prologue without understanding how American slavery grew and changed, became modern, and shaped the American nation.
February 4th, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm:
An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean and the 20th Anniversary of the film “Dead Man Walking”
Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions. She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry. She considers herself a southern storyteller.
Sister Helen is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph. She spent her first years with the Sisters teaching religion to junior high school students. Realizing that being on the side of poor people is an essential part of the Gospel she moved into the St. Thomas Housing Project in New Orleans and began working at Hope House from 1981 – 1984.
During this time, she was asked to correspond with a death row inmate Patrick Sonnier at Angola. She agreed and became his spiritual adviser. After witnessing his execution, she wrote a book about the experience.
The result was Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.
March 14th, 2015
December 15th, 2014
10:00am - 12:00pm:
LC students take a break from finals with babies and toddlers!
As a fun way to reduce stress during finals week, LC students can drop by Stamm to play with babies and toddlers!
To view the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500337376916939/
December 1st, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm:
LC Professionals of Color and Allies Lunch and Learn
Lewis & Clark College staff and faculty are invited to join us for lunch. The luncheon is an opportunity to connect with new and familiar colleagues across all three campuses, share resources and network.
Additionally, a panel of LC students of color will share what has been challenging on campus for them, what has been good and what they need from staff, faculty and the institution.
November 25th, 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm:
Lewis & Clark College Community Gathering Space following Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement
The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at Lewis & Clark College wants to provide a facilitated space for students, staff and faculty to gather, talk and connect about the decision of the Ferguson grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson. We gather on Tuesday, November 25 from 4-6pm in Stamm (note new location - in the Templeton Student Center).
November 21st, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm:
How The Grinch Stole Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving From a Native Perspective
Come discuss the reasons why society can no longer ignore the Native American voice in the context of celebrating the contemporary holiday of Thanksgiving.
Art Show: Queer Spirits/Divine Creation
Spiritual Que(e)ry is hosting its first art show, “Queer Spirits/Divine Creation” in Stamm all day from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. The theme for this art show is creation in a queer context. Is there a queer creation myth we can tell? How do cycles of creation/metamorphosis/destruction/recreation play out in our lives?
November 20th, 2014
Social Justice Tour!
IME is proud to present the Lewis & Clark College Social Justice Tour! Did you know Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at LC in 1961? How many times have students occupied The Manor House? Come find out and learn more about Lewis & Clark College’s history!
November 19th, 2014
6:00pm - 7:00pm:
Diversity Dialogue: Cultural Appropriation in Today’s Music Videos
Join us in a diversity dialogue to critically analyze how today’s musical artists display cultural appropriation in their music videos/performances and its impact on society.
November 18th, 2014
4:00pm - 5:15pm:
Change or Charity? Exploring the Potential Unintended Consequences of Doing Good
When many of us see individuals struggling or widespread social problems, we are compelled to intervene. What happens, however, when we don’t utilize a critical lens to examine the potential unintended consequences of our well-intentioned actions? This interactive workshop will interrogate the differences between charity and change. Together, we will develop best change practices for social justice advocates and activists.
November 14th, 2014
November 12th, 2014
Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies Keynote Event
Blackness and Beauty: Style, Hair Politics, and Colorism
November 5th, 2014
93 Year Old Tuskegee Airman Lt Col Alex Jefferson to Speak at Lewis & Clark College
Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, is a 93 year old retired US Air Force officer, and one of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen”, also known as the 332nd Fighter Group. During World War II, Black Americans throughout the U.S. were subject to Jim Crow laws which legalized segregation and the American military was also segregated. President Truman signed an executive order ending segregation in the military in 1948 (3 years after the war’s end). Lt. Col. Jefferson’s book, “Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW”, is a personal memoir of those who served America in World War II and after.
Please join us for this very special opportunity. Lt Col Alexander Jefferson will speak from 7-8pm in the Chapel at Lewis & Clark College. A book-signing and reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
November 4th, 2014
Dr Joseph Graves
Dr. Joseph Graves an evolutionary biologist and scholar of the history and philosophy of science as it relates to the biology of race. His visit is cosponsored by Departments of Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, the Ethnic Studies Program, and Science without Limits.
November 3rd, 2014
Professionals of Color Network Happy Hour
Join us for a happy hour networking event for Professionals of Color!
October 27th, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm:
Screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’ film, “Documented” and Panel
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the The New York Times Magazine.
Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he has not seen in person in over 20 years. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and reception.
October 23rd, 2014
6:00pm - 7:00pm:
Are You A Collaborative Leader?
Collaboration requires leaders to purposefully work together to achieve a common vision. As Pioneers, sometimes it’s not enough to just forge your own way - it’s also important to collaborate in order to create better, sustainable organizations and accomplish your goals. Come to this workshop to explore the barriers to collaboration and how collaboration can benefit you, your organization(s), and our community.
October 16th, 2014
4:00pm - 5:15pm:
Leadership for Social Change workshop
What does leadership have to do with social change?
October 7th, 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm:
Action Tools for Allies
Microaggressions are the commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental insults, both intentional and unintentional, that communicate negative slights to a person or group, based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion (Sue, 2010). They can have profound cumulative mental and physical impacts on individuals and institutional climate.
This 90 minute workshop will introduce participants to microaggressions. We will also practice and develop fundamental skills for recognizing and interrupting microaggressions on campus, in the classroom and in ourselves.
5:00pm - 6:30pm:
Speaker Event: Native Americans and Protected Areas
Native Americans and Protected Areas: Translating Differences in Natural and Cultural Resource Management
September 29th, 2014
An Evening with Poet Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin (陈美玲) is a prominent Chinese American poet and writer, an activist and feminist, an editor and Professor of English. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms all over the world. Marilyn Chin’s work is a frequent subject of academic research and literary criticism. She has read her poetry at the Library of Congress. In addition to teaching in the MFA program at San Diego State University, she serves as a mentor on the international faculty of the City University of Hong Kong’s low-residency MFA program, the first of its kind in Asia. Please join us in the Chapel for a special evening with Marilyn Chin!
September 18th, 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm:
Hispanic? Latino? Chicano? What’s the Difference?
Hispanic? Latino? Chicano? What’s the difference among these terms? Which one(s) do you use and why? Which one(s) have been used to describe you?
Join community activist Sean Aaron Cruz for an engaging discussion and history of each of these terms. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Free and open to everyone.
This event is part of the IME’s Heritage Month programming.