Diversity and Inclusion
Candlelight Vigil for New Zealand and the Muslim Community
On the evening of March 18, 2019, the Lewis & Clark College community gathered for a candlelight vigil for New Zealand and the Muslim community, organized by the Office of Spiritual Life and a group of Muslim students in our Academic English Studies program. The LC community came together to commemorate the 50 lives lost in the aftermath of the horrific shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and Lindwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch. Our community stands in solidarity against religious bigotry, hatred, and violence.
We urge our community members to use the resources available on campus to process your thoughts and feelings. Please see the options with the Counseling Service, Health Service, Case Management, Health Promotion and Wellness, Ombuds Office, and the Office of Spiritual Life.
Lewis & Clark wishes everyone the best for the remainder of the spring semester.
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Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Lewis & Clark College honors the liberal arts tradition as a learning community committed to diversity and inclusion. The Office of the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion educates, advocates, promotes, and engages the Lewis & Clark community in diversity, equity and inclusion to foster and support a multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-identity college community where all feel challenged to venture from their comfort zone, feeling supported and a part of the college community, as they grow and learn.
Twenty-five years after the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, Lewis & Clark joined communities around the world in commemorating the tragedy, with Kwibuka 25. Fabrice Sibomana, the current L&C Roméo Dallaire Scholar and a survivor of the genocide, spoke at the event alongside fellow students and dignitaries.
Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter spoke to a full house on March 20. She made history as the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on Black Panther. She regaled the audience with stories from her career and how she approaches telling stories through costume design.
Visual Arts and Technology Program Manager Tammy Jo Wilson has founded a nonprofit called Art in Oregon.