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.

NFL families seek to end ‘race-norming’ in $1B settlement of brain injury claims

PHILADELPHIA/AP – Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory.

‘A historic surge’: Anti-Asian American hate incidents continue to skyrocket despite public awareness campaign

Violence against Asian Americans and Asians has grown despite increased national attention and political action against anti-Asian hate, experts said.

Get involved: Fill out ENVX’s survey for their Fall Symposium

The planning committee of the Environmental Studies Program’s symposium (ENVX) has put together a quick survey so that they can collect some feedback on their Symposium topic, which explores the possibilities of a “post-truth” environment. No background knowledge of the topic is required and there will be three gift-card raffle prizes randomly awarded to survey-takers.

Has the Oscars really faced up to its race problem?

In 2016, after another all-white set of acting nominations, the #OscarsSoWhite protest movement gained major global attention. Five years on, how much has changed, asks Leila Latif.
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Pressure builds to fire Minnesota officer who killed Wright

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The pressure built Tuesday to fire the suburban Minneapolis police officer who killed a 20-year-old Black man during an altercation after a traffic stop, a shooting authorities said was a tragic mistake but that family members of Daunte Wright and others pointed to as yet the latest example of a broken criminal justice system.

Tammy Jo Wilson Curates ‘Black Matter’ Exhibit in Newberg

Tammy Jo Wilson seeks to prominently showcase Black artists, value them for broad talent

23rd Annual Joyce Ann Harpole Scholarship Winner Announced

Akriti Bhargava ’22 is the recipient of the 2021 Harpole Memorial Scholarship.

Swelling Anti-Asian Violence: Who Is Being Attacked Where

Over the last year, in an unrelenting series of episodes with clear racial animus, people of Asian descent have been pushed, beaten, kicked, spit on and called slurs. Homes and businesses have been vandalized. The violence has known no boundaries, spanning generations, income brackets and regions.
One L&C

ONE L&C Support of AAAPI Community Members

ONE L&C Engagement Committee exists in support of our coworkers and the L&C community. During this time, we would like to express our whole-hearted support for our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander and BIPOC coworkers and students. We embrace anti-racist work at the college and reject violence against our community members.


Our committee is fueled by all members of the L&C team of employees. Please consider suggesting engagement-related programming or support that you would like to see at the college.

Román D. Hernández

Alum and Professor Receive ABA Award for Commitment to Diversity in the Law

Román D. Hernández ’00, and adjunct professor Barbara Creel received the Spirit of Excellence award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

Art for Social Change Seeks to Enact Antiracism

Ihsaan Mohamed, writer for The PioLog, wrote a story on the Art for Social Change committee at Lewis & Clark.

Lewis & Clark Protest Resources: Groups and Research Guides

Practical and academic support for protestors within the L&C community and beyond.
Expanding Perspectives and Finding Common Ground Workshops

Expanding Perspectives and Finding Common Ground

A free three-part workshop series on how to have more effective conversations by using the REACH method.
Assistant Director and Executive Assistant Institutional Tori Leder

Equity and Inclusion Office Hours

If 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.
The United States Capitol Building as viewed from the Senate side.

Dean Joins Others Condemning Violent Capitol Attack

Lewis & Clark Law Dean Jennifer Johnson condemned the violent attack on the capitol in a letter to students on January 9 and in a joint statement with 157 other law deans this week.

LITC Presents to Migrant Parents and Educators

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Lewis & Clark Law School presented at the annual Oregon Migrant Education Program (MEP) Conference, November 6 and 7, 2020.

Institutional Commitments Update, October 2020

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.

What’s It Like Being A First Gen Student?

Anaïs Gurrola ’19 and Sabrina Cerquera ’20 have a conversation about what it means being a first-generation college student.
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How are Black history and anti-racism taught in schools? A note from Dyan Watson

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.

LC Reads: Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become A Good Ancestor by Saad, Layla F.

One L&C invites LC faculty and staff to join us in this 28-day challenge for those who identify as having white privilege to do the hard and uncomfortable work necessary to examine privilege and move awareness into action to do better. While this workbook is aimed at those identifying as white, all are welcome to join in this work.

About the book.

Law School Letters/Statements Re: Killing of George Floyd

Links to statements, letters and resources.

Thursday, June 4th Zoom Discussion with Ethnic Studies on Murder of George Floyd and Police Violence

We will be hosting a virtual forum on Zoom on Thursday, June 4th noon to 1 pm (PDT) to discuss the murder of George Floyd, police violence, and possible ways to take action. We invite the whole Lewis & Clark community to participate. https://zoom.us/j/94118284908

A Message from your Office of Equity & Inclusion

Resources and Support for Continued Anti-Racist Work.

A Message of Solidarity

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.

16th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

Beyond Resistance: Race and Revolutionary Struggle
November 13-15, 2019

Find Support: On-Campus OAAP Counseling Hours

OAAP attorney counselors will be on campus from 3-6 pm in Wood Hall Conference Room 220 on the following days during Spring 2020: February 13, March 5, March 19, and April 9. Please call the OAAP at (503) 226-1057 to schedule an appointment.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Portland Police Officers grow beards to raise money for art therapy

Organizations include Randall Children’s Hospital, where art therapy students earn many internship hours.
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