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[VIDEO] 2nd Annual Cleansing Ceremony

Watch our video from our 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Cleansing Ceremony.

Pandemic Quilt Project

During the academic school year (2021-2022) Art for Social Change & the Art Therapy Department will host a series of sewing circles virtually, on campus and in the community.

Professor Michele Okoh Joins Lewis & Clark Law Faculty

Professor Michele Okoh, with experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, will be teaching criminal law in the fall. Her scholarly research examines the intersection of criminal justice, environmental justice and public health.

L&C participates in Multnomah County Library Everybody Reads 2022

Please RSVP by January 5 if you have interest in participating.

Professor Joins Lewis & Clark Law School and its Center for Business Law and Innovation

Experienced in law and technology, patent law, business law, and property, Professor Tabrez Ebrahim is a welcome addition to the Lewis & Clark faculty.

Bieberich Appointed Interim Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Cale Hired as New Program Manager of OEI

Title IX Coordinator Casey Bieberich has been promoted to Interim Dean of Equity and Inclusion effective December 1. Bieberich will be assisted in her new role by Jaime Cale, who was recently hired as program manager for the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Creating an Online Community for Young Women and Nonbinary People of Color

During the pandemic, Ochuko Akpovbovbo BA ’21 used her time in isolation to create Parachute Media, a growing digital publication and community organization created by and for Gen Z and millennial women and nonbinary people of color.

Annual Ray Warren Symposium Explores Joy and Justice

The annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies engages attendees in conversations about race, ethnicity, and identity. This year’s event focuses on the theme of Joy & Justice. The symposium runs from November 10 to November 12.

Dr. Carma Corcoran Named Native Hope Fellow

Dr. Corcoran’s fellowship will focus on bringing hope and healing to tribal communities impacted by incarceration.

Lezak Fellowship Changes Name to Reflect Social Justice Commitment

The change better emphasizes Fellowship goals and Fellows’ focus.

Mark Figueroa to Leave Lewis & Clark

Dean of Equity and Inclusion and Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning Mark Figueroa will leave Lewis & Clark in December. 

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Named Partner Recipient of $8.2 million Grant to Build Equity-Centered Principal Pipeline

Partners include Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland State University, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), the Oregon Educator Advancement Council (EAC), and local community organizations.

40 Graduate Students to Receive $1000 Scholarship from Ruth L. Sigal Scholarship Fund

The awards will be announced in late October and provide support to first-generation students, BIPOC students, and students with the greatest financial need.

TransActive’s Jenn Burleton Named LGBTQ Nation’s Hometown Hero of the Year

Burleton has worked with trans youth for almost fifteen years, founding TransActive because she didn’t want any more trans youth to go through it all alone, the way she had to when she was young.

Candidates for Associate Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Fall 2021

Campus forums (via Zoom) for the finalists will be held on October 6, 7, and 11. Please RSVP. 

Bao Ngoc Tong Awarded with NASP Minority Scholarship

The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship aims to support recipients by “lowering the financial barriers to training and highlighting the accomplishments of promising future professionals.”

Q&A with Lewis & Clark’s New Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life Hilary Martin Himan

Last month, Hilary Martin Himan began her new position as Lewis & Clark’s chaplain and director of Spiritual Life. In the following Q&A, Hilary shares her path to Lewis & Clark, her work toward social justice, and the necessary adaptations of spiritual care and wellness during a pandemic.

VIDEO: Social Change through Transformative Education

Meet Lori Pompa, Founder and Executive Director or the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Find out how L&C is expanding our presence at Columbia River Correctional Institute and get involved.


The Center for Social Change and Community Involvement

The Center for Social Change and Community Involvement is brand new on campus. We have four pillars within the Center: L&C Volunteers, Leadership Development, Alternative Breaks, and Immersion Programs.

Racial Justice Internship Program Partners With Portland Organizations

L&C students who are committed to racial justice work won’t have to choose between paying bills or pursuing their passion. The Office of Equity and Inclusion launched its inaugural Racial Justice Internship Program this summer by giving students a paid stipend to work with a local Portland organization. The community partnership is unique in its interactive nature—instead of simply being assigned a student, these organizations were involved in the entire vetting and application process. We asked the program’s students about their experiences and the valuable insights they gained working with their community partner organizations.

Environmental Law Alum Addresses Housing, Development Issues in California

Mitch Tsai, ’10, says his firm can’t keep up with public interest demands
from California’s housing affordability crisis and greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Jose Curiel Named New Director of Campus Safety

Jose Curiel begins as Lewis & Clark’s new Director of Campus Safety on Monday, August 2.

McCauley-Sayer to Lead Newly Developed Center for Social Change and Community Involvement

Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Life Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer will serve as the inaugural executive director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement.

One L&C Champion - Stacey Kim

Stacey Kim, Director of Marketing and Communications, has been helping her colleagues navigate this new working world while making an extra effort to provide support on a personal level.

Art and Soul

Mary Andrus has seen how working with people through art therapy can transform their lives and build community, and she believes it can ultimately create a more just society.

Canada mourns as remains of 215 children found at indigenous school

A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people.