News and Events
- NEWSThis 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.The 14th annual Ray Warren Symposium, Legacy: Race and Remembrance, which ran from November 8 to 10, examined the way we view the past, reflect on the stories we tell, and delve into how storytelling can help us imagine a more equitable future.Professor Hillyer wins the Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell AwardDirector of Ethnic Studies, Elliott Young’s piece “Numerous Reports Confirm Stark Racial Disparities in Portland’s Criminal Justice System” appears in the November 15, 2017 edition of In Justice Today.Staged Reading
by Rich Rubin, directed by Damaris WebbLearn-Discuss-ActThe course is organized around a variety of themes that will explore the philosophy of civil disobedience as well as examining historical examples from the US and around the world of liberation and civil rights movements.The 13th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies will address how racial and ethnic identities shape our senses of home and belonging. The symposium, which runs November 9 through 11, is organized by students committed to engaging the Lewis & Clark community and beyond in a thoughtful critical dialogue on race.
Elliott Young Receives Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award Honorable MentionThe 2016 Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award Committee awarded an honorable mention to Alien Nation:Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), by Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies, Elliott Young.Kimberly Brodkin named Lewis & Clark Teacher of the YearProfessor of History Elliott Young’s opinion piece, titled “Colleges And Universities Should Become Sanctuaries For The Undocumented” appears in the November 13, 2016 edition of The Huffington Post.
Lewis & Clark College’s 12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, running from Wednesday, November 11 to Friday, November 13, will delve into a perennial-yet-timely topic: race and opportunity in the educational system.Black Lives Matter is arguably one of the most significant social movements of our day. The Ethnic Studies Program is sponsoring a series this year to discuss various aspects of this movement.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.Submissions due by 5pm, April 10, 2020
Submission may be from any field of study so long as gender is central to the work.Many members of the Lewis & Clark community have shared concerns regarding the new White House administration’s proposals as they relate to Muslims and also to possible changes in immigration laws and policies. Though we do not yet know what changes in policy and enforcement will occur, Lewis & Clark has always and will always support members of our community to the fullest extent possible.Writer, organizer, educator an performance poet Walidah Imarisha discusses her latest book, the first to explore the connections between radical science fiction and movements for social change. In this collection, 20 science fiction writers draw on personal experience to envision a world without war, without prison, without injustice.Photos and the video for the second panel in the Black Lives Matter series hosted by Ethnic Studies. The Black Panthers and Their LegacySee photos and the video of the first panel of a series sponsored by Ethnic Studies, Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) and The Black Student Union.Nathan Baptiste will become the new director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.Funding the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.”Meet Karen Taylor BA ’13, an ethnic studies major.The Center for Career and Community Engagement is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Community Service, an award given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to service and issues of social justice in the campus, Portland, and international communities.After Lewis & ClarkPublic Policy Director, Center for Intercultural OrganizingSpeech & Debate Coach, Lincoln High School
- EVENTSThere are no upcoming events. Please see our past events.
Past EventsNovember 13, 2020
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.
Coordinated by L&C students Yashshree Raj Bisht ’21, Liza Clairagneau ’21, and Sheyla Dorantes ’21.
Registration is required by 6 pm on Friday, November 13. You must register with a Lewis & Clark email address.November 13, 2020
Friday, November 13
Performance: The People vs. _____
Conceived and written by Josie Seid
“First rule of change is controversy. You can’t get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy.” — Saul Alinsky
We have returned to the place in our world where the people are pushing for change. A movement has reawakened and chosen its form as movements tend to do. Are these movements— in the forms they take—creating the change we seek? If movements are so effective, why do we seem to always find ourselves back at this place? We invite viewers to act as the jury as we take a closer look at the evolution of the movement and hear arguments for and against, in this case of: The People vs. _____.
Co-sponsored by Students for Cultural Inclusion in the Theater (SCIT)November 13, 2020
Roundtable discussion: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid in the Covid-19 Crisis. Ray Warren Symposium2020
Friday, November 13
Roundtable discussion: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid in the Covid-19 Crisis
In early April 2020 a group of activists, writers, and scholars convened to conduct interviews about the unprecedented mutual aid efforts emerging simultaneously around the world as communities of all kinds were forced to rapidly confront the challenges posed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This transnational collaboration resulted in the formation of Colectiva Sembrar and the publication of a book in late June, Pandemic Solidarity, that includes over 100 interviews with individuals and collectives in over 17 countries and one autonomous territory, Rojava. This panel will bring together members of Colectiva Sembrar as well as some of the people interviewed in the book for a roundtable about solidarity, mutual aid, and social justice in the age of Covid-19.
Moderator: Magalí Rabasa, L&C assistant professor of Hispanic studies
Conversation featuring Hari Alluri, Timo Bartholl, Lais Gomes Duarte, Seyma Ozdemir, Magalí Rabasa, and Marina SitrinNovember 13, 2020
Friday, November 13
Navigating the World: Heritage Travel and Tourism
Traveling to a significant place filled with histories of ancestral heritage is a journey that many of us make — as tourists, leisure travelers, students, and scholars. How does this type of travel influence our national, ethnic, and racial identities? How do these physical and bodily movements of exploring our roots affectively and emotionally shape our sense of ourselves?This discussion will examine transnational identities, diasporic stories, and global perspectives about contemporary modes of heritage tourism.
Moderator: Kabir Mansingh Heimsath, L&C assistant professor with term of anthropology and Asian studies
Bayo Holsey, associate professor of anthropology at Emory University and director of Emory Institute of African Studies, author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana (bio)
Emily Schneider, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, Northern Arizona University, scholar of Jewish tourism to Israel/Palestine
Grace Newton, writes about transnational and transracial adoption at Red Thread Broken
Additional presenters may be confirmed.
No registration required. More information and Zoom links can be found during the week of November 11 here.
Sponsored by the Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies.November 13, 2020
Friday, November 13
Race Across Disciplinary Boundaries: Student Research PresentationsNovember 12, 20204–5:30 p.m.
Black Diasporic Motherhood
This panel centers the daily lived experiences of Afro-descendent mothers and explores their methods of resistance and ways of forming while mothering in an anti-Black society. The discussion will examine how Black mothers prepare their children to live in a racialized state, how Black mothers of different ethnicities socialize their children, and how transnational kinship is formed between Black mothers of varied cultural backgrounds.November 12, 202012–1:30 p.m.
Roundtable discussion: The Flows Between Education and Incarceration
Panel description: details forthcoming
Moderator: Reiko Hillyer, L&C associate professor of historyNovember 11, 2020Wednesday, November 11
Keynote Event for Ray Warren Symposium
The stutter has run away from any government—
JJJJJerome Ellis, Afro-Cuban composer, performer, and writer