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Ethnic Studies

 The Ethnic Studies Program examines the social, cultural, and the historical forces that have shaped cultural identity in the united states and around the globe. In order to Recognize the complex aspects of ethnic identity, our program focuses on five themes: 1) diaspora, 2) colonialism, 3) slavery, 4) genocide, and 5) community formation. We explore these and related topics from a variety of perspectives, always conscious of how they intersect with gender, sexuality, class, and nation.


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February 22nd, 2016

March 1st, 2016

  • Image preview 7:30pm: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Faith, Hip-Hop and Justice
    Dr. Daymond Glenn comes to Lewis & Clark College to speak in the Chamberlin Social Justice Forum.  His title is “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 14th, 2016

  • Image preview 7:00pm: DarkMatter #ItGetsBitter Poetry Show
    Apocalips Slam Poetry, Student Activities, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, the ASLC Finance Committee, the Queer Student Union, the Feminist Student Union, the Ray Warren Symposium, and APANO bring to you a night of poetry, featuring DarkMatter!

    DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. Based in New York City, DarkMatter regularly performs to sold-out houses at venues like La MaMa Experimental Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop. DarkMatter was recently part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, the Lincoln Center’s La Casita Festival, as well as the Queer International Arts Festival. Known for their quirky aesthetic and political panache, DarkMatter has been invited to perform at stages across the world.

March 29th, 2016

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