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February 13, 2019

Recap: Environmental Affairs Symposium

Klan We Talk?

Lewis & Clark’s 21st annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, held in late October, featured musician and cultural ambassador Daryl Davis, best known by many for his recent efforts of reaching out as a Black man to members of the KKK. Davis kicked off the symposium with a lecture titled “Klan We Talk? Race, Environment, Engagement, and Empowerment,” followed by a musical performance and an open Q&A session.

Daryl Davis (Credit: Brian Foulkes).Daryl Davis (Credit: Brian Foulkes).

Recap: Ray Warren Symposium

Bitter Pills: Race, Health, and Medicine

In early November, the 15th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies worked to understand the role race plays in American health care. Keynote speakers Deirdre Cooper Owens, Autumn Brown, Carla M. Pérez, and Jerry Tello delved into the connections between health and race while simultaneously discussing the transformative ways in which communities of color have established healing justice on their own terms.

The event concluded with the Race Monologues, a symposium highlight, in which students share their personal narratives about race, ethnicity, and identity.

Keynote panelists from “Healing Justice in Conversation”: Autumn Brown, Jerry Tello, and Carl...Keynote panelists from “Healing Justice in Conversation”: Autumn Brown, Jerry Tello, and Carla M. Pérez. Credit: Nina Johnson

Deidre Cooper Owens (center) presented the keynote “How Modern Medicine Was Born of Slavery.”...Deidre Cooper Owens (center) presented the keynote “How Modern Medicine Was Born of Slavery.” She's accompanied by student cochairs Angelica Flores BA ’19, Jasmine Torres BA ’19, Maya Hernández BA ’19, and Maya Litauer Chan BA ’19. Credit: Nina Johnson

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