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January 19th, 2020

January 22nd, 2020

January 26th, 2020

  • 3:00pm: If I Were a Bird...
    Mezzo-soprano Lisa Neher and pianist Stephanie Thompson perform art songs and solos exploring the human condition through the lens of birds on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00pm in Evans Auditorium.

February 13th, 2020

  • 7:30pm: The Alexander String Quartet
    Please join us as Lewis & Clark College welcomes the Alexander String Quartet back to campus for an evening performance in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

February 16th, 2020

February 18th, 2020

February 27th, 2020

  • 5:30pm: 57th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture
    Jane Hunter was professor of history at Lewis & Clark, where she taught U.S. social and cultural history beginning in 1990. Her first book, Gospel of Gentility:  American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the Century China, won the Governors’ Award from Yale University Press at its publication and came out in translation in China in 2014. She has spent over four years living in East Asia, first teaching English in Hong Kong from 1971-73, and then in 2003-4 teaching American studies as a Fulbright lecturer in Shanghai, and again in 2012-13 at Sichuan University in Chengdu. This fall, she was a fellow at Shanghai Normal University’s Guangqi International Center working on this project.  (Another book, How Young Ladies Became Girls:  The Victorian Origins of American Girlhood won the 2004 outstanding book prize from the Society for the History of Education.)

March 15th, 2020

March 17th, 2020

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm: March Portland Area Alumni Happy Hour
    Join us for a drop-in alumni social with faculty, alumni and friends.
  • Nikky Finney 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Nikky Finney

    Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

March 22nd, 2020

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  • Event Details We hope you can join us at the upcoming Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies. Please get in touch with us at if you have any unanswered questions after reading the information on this page. All symposium lectures, panel discussions, performances, and workshops are free and open to the public.

    Parking and Transportation

    Daytime visitors are advised to purchase daily permits online or at the campus entrance marked Information (Gate #3). Parking on campus is free after 7 p.m. Parking during the weekday can be challenging, so please allow time to find a space.

    The College is also served by Trimet Bus #39 and a free shuttle from downtown. For more information and updates, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

    Campus Maps

    Lewis & Clark maps and directions to campus are available online.

    Dining Options on Campus

    Bon Appétit operates several dining facilities at Lewis & Clark:

    • Fields Dining Room and the Trail Room in Templeton Campus Center–follow links for menus and hours
    • Maggie’s Café in Roberts Hall, near Templeton Campus Center–espresso drinks, smoothies, grab-and-go options
    • the Dovecote, a café in Albany Quadrangle–espresso drinks, pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, other grab-and-go selections


    Places to stay near Lewis & Clark College


    Participation in the symposium is free. No registration is required.


    We are committed to providing a meaningful and accessible experience for everyone who attends the symposium. If you would like to request a specific accommodation, please contact the symposium organizers at and we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements. Unfortunately, many spaces at Lewis & Clark College are not fully accessible, particularly by wheelchair. If you contact us in advance, we can work with you more fully.

    Symposium events are primarily scheduled in Templeton Campus Center and the Agnes Flanagan Chapel/Diane Gregg Pavilion.  Both buildings have bathrooms that are not gender specific. For details, please consult this campus map identifying locations of non-gender-specific bathrooms

    Sign language interpreters will be provided at all keynote events.  Some speaker videos may not include subtitles or captioning.

    If you would like a large-format printed program or other large-format materials, please contact the symposium organizers directly.

    We ask that symposium participants remain fragrance free as much as possible so the symposium can remain an accessible space for people with chemical sensitivities.

    We are sorry that we are unable to provide childcare during the symposium.

    Photography and Video recording

    Please do not photograph or record any speakers, events, or participants without permission. If the keynote speakers grant permission, we will record their presentations and make the videos available on our website after the symposium. If you do not want to be recorded during the Q&A portion of the keynote events, please let us know.

    Symposium volunteers will take photographs at many of the events. If you do not want your photo taken, please inform the photographer.

    Additional Information for Presenters

    Audiovisual Needs: We ask presenters to communicate their AV needs via email at any time before the symposium. We are able to provide a shared laptop, data projector, and large screen at all sessions. Please indicate if your presentation requires audio playback, special software, or other lighting or sound support. We ask presenters to bring their work on a flash drive and to take a few moments to download their presentations to the shared computer desktop before the session begins. We strongly recommend that all presenters test their presentations on a computer other than the ones on which the presentations were initially created. The College provides wireless Internet access. Instructions are available at the symposium information table.

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