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- NEWSIf you are a prospective, current, or past Lewis & Clark Community Member and would like to make an appointment to chat with a member of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, please use the link below to sign up for our office hours.this Friday on 11/20 the annual Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Resilience is taking place to commemorate those we have lost in the last year due to transphobic violence and to celebrate the achievements and future of our community.
Assistant Professor Nathaniel Brown Discusses Shortcomings of Oregon’s Mental Health System with OPB“Oregon is predominantly white as a state, and you can’t run from that. You can look and see the number of providers that are located in the state of Oregon. And when you look at it, you can see who’s in the majority, who’s not in the majority.”
Albina was the center of Black life in Portland through most of the twentieth century. City-led urban renewal efforts and systematic disinvestment by financial institutions have led to displacement of the neighborhood’s Black residents. Yet through all this runs a thread of resistance by Albina’s Black community.
This digital exhibit, created by Watzek’s Special Collections and Archives in support of the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark, seeks to depict ninety years of Albina’s history with a special focus on acts of resistance by Albina’s Black residents.Lewis & Clark recently announced a five-year partnership with the Posse Foundation. Starting in fall 2021, this initiative will bring five cohorts of ten Posse Scholars to study on Palatine Hill with full-tuition scholarships. There are two ways to support this partnership: make a gift directly to the fund or become a Posse Partner. The college is matching gifts for both!This year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, which will run from November 11 to 13, focuses on the concept of movement and the systems of power that determine our mobility. For the first time, the symposium will be held entirely online, free and open to all, including those living outside of Portland.In June, President Wiewel outlined nine Institutional Commitments the College would pursue as we work to diversify the campus and create an environment where all members of our community are seen, heard, and valued.Anaïs Gurrola ’19 and Sabrina Cerquera ’20 have a conversation about what it means being a first-generation college student.TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”Protests have reached new heights after George Floyd, ”[a] Black man killed at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.” However, not all protests have taken place on the streets.A Message from The Office of Equity and Inclusion Commemorating JuneteenthResources and Support for Continued Anti-Racist Work.The current unrest and uprising in our country, as well as our own backyard, has revealed with greater clarity than ever the divisions of race that continue to harm us. We are compelled to offer a statement to our community that recognizes this moment and calls on us to work together in support of a collective response.Books To Prisoners is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Community Partner Award.Gender Minorities in STEM is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Student Organization Award.
Aliza Kaplan is the recipient this year’s Outstanding Faculty Award. This is the highest honor Student Leadership and Service (SLS) presents to a faculty member.JB Kim is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Staff Award, which is given to a LC staff member who has excelled at leadership and service this year.Pedro Ramos is the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in recognition for his exemplary leadership and service work this school year.Hope Smothers is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, given to an continuing student (non-senior) who has excelled at leadership and service this year.Arran Hashim, or Ary, is one of two recipients this year for the President’s Award for Outstanding Community Service. This is the highest honor Student Leadership and Service presents to a graduating senior.Sarit Cahana BA ’20 is one of two recipients this year for the President’s Award for Outstanding Community Service. This is the highest honor Student Leadership and Service presents to a graduating senior.President Wiewel committed L&C to the ALL IN Campus Challenge. Do you know your registration status?The 4th annual MENTE Summit’s mission is to bring together high school Latinx males to connect with community leaders and professionals in order to encourage them to pursue higher education.The annual Martin Luther King, Jr lecture was delivered by Michelle J. DePass, who inspired attendees to be agitators for environmental justice.The Black Lives Matter at School week of action is taking place February 3-7.This spring, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a series of trainings and workshops focused on sexual and interpersonal violence prevention, funded by our OVW Campus Program Grant. Please take the time to register now.Three 2L students were featured in the ABA Student Lawyer Magazine for their pro bono work with asylum seekers at the border.
- EVENTSJanuary 18Lewis & Clark welcomes back alumni Judge Ulanda Watkins ’96 (Clackamas County), Judge Ray Crutchley ’99 (Deschutes County), and Judge Patricia McGuire ’95 (Multnomah County) for the school’s annual lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.January 25Intern for racial justice during summer 2021!
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