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  • Brownfields 101 - January 2012
    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
  • Student creates artisan collective for India’s City of Widows
    With support from a prestigious grant program, Katie Walter ’09 will devote her summer to promoting peace in a small community in India.



  • drawing of two hands holding a book behind black bars. the front cover has a red rose and B2P wri...
    May 1
    Books To Prisoners is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Community Partner Award.
  • Dallaire Scholar Fabrice Sibomana was among the commemoration's speakers at Kwibuka 25.
    April 15
    Twenty-five years after the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, Lewis & Clark joined communities around the world in commemorating the tragedy, with Kwibuka 25. Fabrice Sibomana, the current L&C Roméo Dallaire Scholar and a survivor of the genocide, spoke at the event alongside fellow students and dignitaries.
  • November 4
    A coalition of conservation and environmental justice groups today challenged the federal air pollution permit for the Avenal Power Plant proposed in the San Joaquin Valley. In a controversial decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exempted the project from several key air pollution standards. The facility, proposed to be built by Texas-based Macquarie Energy, is targeted near the rural communities of Avenal and Kettleman City in California’s San Joaquin Valley, which already has some of the most polluted air in the country. The coalition filed legal papers with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the permit issued by the EPA.
  • May 13
    Students in the Transformative Immigration Law course contributed to a human rights report published on April 22, 2020. The report addresses the issue of youths separated from their families and detained by ICE for months in juvenile detention facilities in Washington and at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR).
  • September 8
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
  • September 6
    The Endowment’s James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.
  • September 6
    For those who want to make a difference through a career related to public service.
  • Dallaire Scholar Fabrice Sibomana will be among the commemoration's speakers at Kwibuka 25.
    April 11
    Twenty-five years after the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, Lewis & Clark will “remember, unite, and renew” with Kwibuka 25. 
  • March 21
    The Center for Victim and Human Rights (CVHR) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2008 with the specific purpose of providing comprehensive legal representation to victims of crime and human rights abuses, who often lack the safety and resources necessary to access available legal remedies.
  • Reiko Hillyer
    October 3
    The petition on, co-sponsored by Professors Elliott Young and Reiko Hillyer, is in response to the The Oregonian/OregonLive’s analysis that one in two arrests made by the Portland Police Bureau last year was of a homeless person, while less than 3 percent of Portlanders are homeless.
  • October 23
    Humanity in Action brings a cohort of young people for a summer institute to study human rights.
  • September 26
    International affairs alumna Lyla Bashan has turned an expansive career in diplomacy into a handbook for those who want to change the world for the better. Now her lessons in foreign service from Tajikistan to Armenia are in the pocket of students everywhere with the release of her first book Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes.
  • September 22
    Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
  • September 18
    Echoing Green seeks social entrepreneurs who exhibit fearlessness in defending their ideas, an unwavering belief that all individuals have the potential to contribute meaningfully to society, and a powerful passion for developing new solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.
  • September 18
    Middlebury College is pleased to The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Language. The 100 fellowships are made possible by Kathryn Davis who hopes to address the critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.
  • September 18
    To recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocate leaders on a range of international peace and security issues.
  • October 23
    “I take photographs to tell important stories to people who weren’t there,” says Bob Fitch BS ’61, whose images document some of America’s greatest 20th-century human rights campaigns.
  • September 15
    Professor of History Elliott Young’s opinion piece, titled “We Can Do More for Syrian Refugees” appears in the September 15, 2015 edition of The Huffington Post.
  • Elizabeth Crespo '16
    September 15
    Eizabeth Crespo ’16 spent the summer working in Quito for YASunidos
  • Haben Girma BA ’10 and companion Maxine at the U.S. Capitol.
    March 19

    “When you envision a lawyer, what do you see?”

    Haben Girma BA ’10 posed this question to her audience at the recent TEDxBaltimore conference, where she spoke about the role of public service lawyers as pioneering advocates for social justice. 

  • Warren Washington, Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, talking abou...
    March 3

    Events at Lewis & Clark examine historical and contemporary issues.

  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaking at the 2014 Chamberlin Lecture.
    January 15
    With a series of events, including a talk by renowned journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and take part in Black History Month.
  • November 18
    Lewis & Clark’s overseas and off-campus programs provide students with unique academic and cultural experiences.
  • Ray Warren, a dual graduate of Lewis & Clark College (BS ‘65, M.A.T ‘71), a 1989 induct...
    November 11
    Ray Warren once wrote, “My vision is to do something positive with my life to improve race relations in the Portland community, to leave this a better world.”
  • Samantha Bee, center, poses with President Barry Glassner and student government President Callie...
    November 11
    A broad range of guest speakers bring knowledge and inspiration to campus every year.
  • November 4
    Through his documentary films, Brian Lindstrom BS ’84 brings marginalized lives to light.
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology Sarah Warren and her two boys Paco (age 3) and Casper (age 10 mo...
    November 1
    Everyone is encouraged to participate in this survey to study the feasibility of developing and operating a high-quality on-site child development center to serve children of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Nathan Romine ’14 and Rachel Schumacher ’14
    August 26
    Rachel Schumacher ’14 and Nathan Romine ’14 are working alongside Assistant Professor of International Affairs Heather Smith-Cannoy on her upcoming publication on human trafficking; the group studies trafficking both in Oregon and around the world. In the following Q&A, the team members reflect on their experience.
  • May 6
    Roméo Dallaire, a Canadian senator and retired lieutenant general, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences on May 18.
  • Miranda Benson ’13 and Hillary Patin ’14, Projects for Peace award winners
    April 15
    For the seventh year in a row, Lewis & Clark students have earned a competitive grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis’s 100 Projects for Peace Initiative. Over the summer, students Miranda Benson ’13 and Hillary Patin ’14 will promote dance movement therapy and self-defense for women in Varanasi, India.
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