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Critical Dialogue

January 11, 2016

Danni Green ’16 , right, with Rev. Terry McCray at the 2016 MLK lecture.Danni Green ’16 , right, with Rev. Terry McCray at the 2016 MLK lecture.


Lewis & Clark promotes important conversations. Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, and we value critical discussion of issues that inform our time. Every semester, faculty, staff, and students host a series of conferences, lectures, art openings, and symposia that promote the liberal arts, help spark new ideas, and encourage dialogue on campus.

The following events continue a tradition of programming that both informs and shapes the future.

January 23-29

MLK Jr. Week of Service, Learning, and Action
We offer featured programs, events, and opportunities for service. This year’s theme is “Changing a Culture.”

January 25

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Pressing Civil Rights Issue
Please join us for a lively discussion. This event will provide fresh perspectives and information about the work occurring both at the policy level and on the ground to implement effective interventions and illuminate ways the legal community might play a role in addressing an issue that affects our entire community.

January 28 - March 13

Intersecciones: Havana/Portland
Showcasing six young Cuban artists, the winter show at the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art is a conversation between two crossroads of the Americas. Each artist has considered the particular history of Portland in their unique work for this exhibition.

February 11

A Poetry Reading by Linda Gregerson
Linda Gregerson is a poet and literary critic who teaches at the University of Michigan. About her work, the poet Rosanna Warren writes, “Tender and harrowing, jagged, severely precise and floodlit with compassion, Linda Gregerson’s poems break and mend poetic language as they break and mend the heart.”

February 22

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
What role can science fiction play in a social justice movement? Join writer, organizer, educator, and performance poet Walidah Imarisha for a reading and presentation about radical science fiction and social change.

March 1

Exploring the Intersections of Race, Faith, Hip-Hop and Justice
Dr. Daymond Glenn comes to campus to speak in the Chamberlin Social Justice Forum. The talk is titled “A Theological Remix: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Faith, Hip-Hop, and Justice.” Dr. Glenn is the Vice-President for Community Life and Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Warner Pacific College.

March 5

51st Annual International Fair
The international fair is an opportunity to learn about the cultures and nationalities represented at Lewis & Clark by enjoying mouth-watering dishes and fun-filled performances from across the world.

March 9-11

35th Annual Gender Studies Symposium: Game On! Gender and Sexuality in Play
The annual Gender Studies Symposium will examine concepts of fun and play in relation to gender and sexuality. Join with other students, scholars, gamers, comedians, activists, artists, and visionaries in toying with topics such as the meaning of child’s play, the concept of the humorless feminist, ideas of leisure and escape, and the nature of entertainment and comedy.

April 4-6

54th Annual International Affairs Symposium
Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education, this is the oldest student-run symposium in the United States.

April 15

Festival of Scholars
This showcase of student research, performance, and art from across the curriculum celebrates and promotes the academic, intellectual, scientific, scholarly, and artistic values at the heart of Lewis & Clark.


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