Diversity Dialogue Series
Diversity Dialogues is a series that centers around issues of difference, diversity and identity. These discussions are meant to be an open forum for expression and serve to situate broader ideas of multiculturalism and social justice within our own daily lives. Diversity Dialogues are hosted twice a semester, see below for the upcoming schedule!!
Exploring the Role of Community Spaces
This semester’s theme seeks to explore the importance of physical space in creating vibrant and thriving communities. We will visit two ethnic cultural centers, the Nikkei Legacy Center and the Black United Fund, to gain perspective on how these groups have dealt with issues of displacement and marginalization from the more dominant majority. This leads to the question of how this relates to our own lives as students at Lewis & Clark. Where do the factions lie? What are the dominant groups? And how does this effect our ability to connect as one united college community?
Nikkei Legacy Center
Saturday, Nov 17. Meet at 10:00 am (tour begins at 10:30). Lunch to follow
Black United Fund
Saturday, March 2nd. Meet at 10:00 am (Tour begins at 10:30). Lunch to follow
Special Edition Diversity Dialogue Wednesday, April 10th, 4:00 pm Library Classroom
For the last Diversity Dialogue of the year we are exploring a community right here on Lewis & Clark’s campus. In collaboration with the Student Support Services intern, participants will hear information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), “disabilities cultures” and the opportunities it creates, as well as student’s personal experiences in belonging to this community here at LC.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is located in Templeton Campus Center on the Undergraduate Campus.
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural AffairsLatricia Brand
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 126
Portland, OR 97219