A letter from IME in response to the recent tragedy in Orlando:
Dear L&C IME Community Members,
In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando on Saturday, June 11, the Department of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement shares in the mourning for the 49 lives lost and the many others hurt in this devastating act of violence. The Pulse nightclub, where the attack occurred, is a community space especially attended by members of the LGBTQIA community and the Latinx community and, as members and/or allies ourselves, we stand in support and solidarity with these communities in Orlando, at L&C, and around the world. IME, in alignment with the values of Lewis & Clark College, works to represent and uphold the inherent value of all of our myriad communities and actively works in opposition to acts of hate, Islamophobia, or bigotry towards any group of people. In this spirit, if you would like to collaborate with IME in the coming academic year for educational programming, please let us know.
For students on or off campus seeking resources for support, IME staff (Nathan Baptiste, 503-768-7051, and Angela Buck, 503-768-7178) can be available over the summer for informal conversations. Mark Duntley, the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life (email@example.com, 503-768-7082), may also be contacted by students, faculty, and staff.
For professional counseling services, please also consider the following:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
Crisis Textline: 741741
A communication about the tragedy from Lewis & Clark College is located on the Source, here.
Sending love and good thoughts to you all,
Assistant Director, IME
Building and sustaining a truly inclusive campus community is the work of all of us. At Lewis & Clark, the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement is here to support in this endeavor.