Dialogues around racism for staff, students

Ed Ray

President Ed Ray participates in a movement to address racism on campus.

In response to the racist incidents that took place last week on campus, several campus constituencies have organized a march and five dialogue spaces for students, staff, and faculty. Please consider attending one of the dialogues and forwarding this information to others who may be interested. Join us to stand united against hate and ignorance.

Solidarity March: Oregon Students United (OSU) have organized a Solidarity March, Wednesday, March 12  at 1 p.m.,  to honor our campus diversity and support each other. The purpose of this event is to promote student voice responding to the two reported incidents of racism on our campus. The route will start at the Pride Center, then flow to Snell Hall, the Women’s Center, Asian Pacific Cultural Center, and finally end the event at the Native American Longhouse.

Student-Led #ITooAmOSU Roundtable:  A space for intentional dialogue about the recent hate incidents on campus, immediately following the student-led march. Wednesday, March 12, 2:15 p.m., Native American Longhouse (NAL).

#ITooAmOSU in our Halls, Discussion Forum: A space for on-campus residents and supporters to discuss the current environment of inclusion in our halls and pathways for building an even more inclusive community. Wednesday, March 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Marketplace West Dining Center, Large East Conference Room.

Women of Color Dialogue Space: A space for dialogue regarding experiences of Women of Color on campus. Information about the new Women of Color Coalition will be discussed. Thursday, March 13, 3 to 5 p.m., Kerr Administration Building, Basement Level, B008, Career Services Classroom.

#ITooAmOSU Dialogue for Anti-Racist Allies: A space for dialogue regarding opportunities for White-identified anti-racist allies to support education and action about racial identity and racism on campus. Friday, March 14, 3:30-5 p.m., Marketplace West Dining Center, Large East Conference Room.

Employee Roundtable: A space primarily intended for employees to engage in a semi-structured conversation about how to effectively engage in education, action, and support of students, while taking care of ourselves and each other.  Lunch will be provided. Tuesday, March 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MU 213.



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