News and Events
Faculty book release: “A Wall Is Just A Wall: The Permeability of the Prison in 20th Century America” by Reiko Hillyer
Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor of History and Department Chair Reiko Hillyer on the upcoming publication of her latest book, A Wall is Just a Wall: The Permeability of the Prison in 20th Century America (Duke University Press, February 16, 2024). Influenced by her work teaching in the Inside-Out program, Hillyer traces the decline of practices that used to connect incarcerated people more regularly to the free world.
This year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, slated for November 8-10, will explore race and personal identity through the theme of BIPOC futurism.
Monday, October 9th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day! How will you engage with the community and reflect?
LC Theatre with Vanport Mosaic presents:
Walking Through Portland with a Panther: The Life of Mr Kent Ford. All Power!a new solo play by Don Wilson Glenn, directed by Damaris Webb and featuring La’Tevin Alexander
Tuesday, March 21st, 7pm
Fir Acres Main Stage
The Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, held November 9–11, will examine the role of storytelling as a means of preserving history and passing down cultural traditions.Reiko Hillyer, associate professor of history, teaches a course about Portland’s multifaceted history, which encourages students to develop a deeper sense of place.Shalini Hanstad BA ’22 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 7.The annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies engages attendees in conversations about race, ethnicity, and identity. This year’s event focuses on the theme of Joy & Justice. The symposium runs from November 10 to November 12.Both the David Savage Award and the Lorry Lokey Awards prioritize and celebrate inspirational leadership, rigorous scholarship, and creative accomplishments in the classroom and in the broader academic community. This year’s awards recognize four Lewis & Clark faculty members from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for their excellence.This year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, which will run from November 11 to 13, focuses on the concept of movement and the systems of power that determine our mobility. For the first time, the symposium will be held entirely online, free and open to all, including those living outside of Portland.
Thursday, June 4th Zoom Discussion with Ethnic Studies on Murder of George Floyd and Police ViolenceWe will be hosting a virtual forum on Zoom on Thursday, June 4th noon to 1 pm (PDT) to discuss the murder of George Floyd, police violence, and possible ways to take action. We invite the whole Lewis & Clark community to participate. https://zoom.us/j/94118284908Beyond Resistance: Race and Revolutionary Struggle
November 13-15, 2019The 16th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies continues to challenge our dominant ideas of power and liberation. This year the symposium goes a step further with the two high schoolers behind the recent Youth Climate Strike addressing how we might move toward a green, sustainable future for all generations. The symposium runs from November 13 to November 15.Elliott Young, professor of history and former director of ethnic studies on the history of U.S. immigration-control mechanisms that prevent people from making their way to the U.S. Podcast live on 2/12 at 12PM.
Past EventsNovember 10, 2023
Join us at the concluding event of the 20th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies: Race Monologues
Each year a different group of L&C students writes an original series of personal narratives to share their feelings, experiences, and understandings of race, ethnicity, and identity.
Learn more about the history of Race Monologues and see the full list of this year’s keynote speakers, art exhibit, and event schedule.November 10, 2023
This year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies is titled Future Forward, and revolves around reimagining society to build a liberating and just future.
Join us for three days of keynote presentations, panels, workshops, and other events exploring what it means to integrate BIPOC futurism(s) into the world we create, whether fantastical or real.
Details on the symposium website.November 9, 2023
Please join us at the 20th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies for a keynote presentation by Ingrid LaFleur:
Preparing for Afrotopia
Presentation abstract: How do we prepare for a collective future if anti-Blackness continues to haunt us? How do we trust the future vision being created? What tools do we need to not only anticipate the future also shift its direction? These are the questions central to Ingrid LaFleur’s current research and justice-oriented experimentation. For her keynote, LaFleur will journey the nonlinear pathways to achieving decolonized futures and discuss the steps to building an afrofuture that serves humanity and their ecological home.
ASL interpretation will be provided.
Remote streaming will be available at the Zoom link posted to the symposium website. No registration is required to attend in person or stream remotely.
After the talk, please join us for a reception in the Council Chamber foyer.