The Office of Multicultural Affairs is now the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement! We are excited to announce the latest evolution of Lewis & Clark College’s dedication to building and sustaining a diverse and culturally vibrant campus.
The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) is responsible for leading Lewis & Clark’s efforts toward its commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural campus community. We engage students, faculty, staff, and community partners to promote an inclusive campus climate; provide academic, social, and programmatic support to students from underrepresented communities; and help students develop a greater understanding of their global citizenship through the intercultural exchange of ideas and traditions. Building and sustaining a truly inclusive community is the work of all of us. At Lewis & Clark, we are here to support in this endeavor.
September 29th, 2014
An Evening with Poet Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin (陈美玲) is a prominent Chinese American poet and writer, an activist and feminist, an editor and Professor of English. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms all over the world. Marilyn Chin’s work is a frequent subject of academic research and literary criticism. She has read her poetry at the Library of Congress. In addition to teaching in the MFA program at San Diego State University, she serves as a mentor on the international faculty of the City University of Hong Kong’s low-residency MFA program, the first of its kind in Asia. Please join us in the Chapel for a special evening with Marilyn Chin!
October 16th, 2014
4:00pm - 5:15pm:
Leadership for Social Change workshop
What does leadership have to do with social change?
October 27th, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm:
Screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’ film, “Documented” and Panel
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the The New York Times Magazine.
Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he has not seen in person in over 20 years. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and reception.
November 5th, 2014
93 Year Old Tuskegee Airman Lt Col Alex Jefferson to Speak at Lewis & Clark College
Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, is a 93 year old retired US Air Force officer, and one of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen”, also known as the 332nd Fighter Group.
During World War II, Black Americans throughout the U.S. were subject to Jim Crow laws which legalized segregation and the American military was also segregated.
President Truman signed an executive order ending segregation in the military in 1948 (3 years after the war’s end).
Lt. Col. Jefferson’s book, “Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW”, is a personal memoir of those who served America in World War II and after.
Please join us for this very special opportunity. Lt Col Alexander Jefferson will speak from 7-8pm in the Chapel at Lewis & Clark College. A book-signing and reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement’s (IME) peer mentor program, Leading to Engage All Pioneers (L.E.A.P.), is designed to help support new students from underrepresented communities as they transition into Lewis & Clark College.
At the 2014 Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement banquet, students, faculty, staff, and community members were honored for their contributions to making Lewis & Clark a more welcoming community.
The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement is seeking nominations for our 2014 Impact Awards, which acknowledges and celebrates those from the College Arts & Sciences who model, support, personify, and lead the way in diversity, multicultural engagement, and inclusive thinking and/or practices on our campus.
On January 29, 2014, journalist, renowned national correspondent, news anchor, and activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault joined the Lewis & Clark College community as the 2014 Chamberlin Lecturer to discuss her personal and professional journey as a social justice advocate over the last five decades.