17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium Addresses Race and Movement

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 Violence

We 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/94118284908

16th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

Beyond Resistance: Race and Revolutionary Struggle
November 13-15, 2019

Ray Warren Symposium Asks What Comes After Resistance

The 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.

KPFA Against The Grain: Elliott Young on the history of U.S. immigration-control mechanisms

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.

Understanding America’s Prison System

The Vital Projects at Proteus Fund, a donor advised fund interested in human rights and criminal justice reform, has awarded the College $20,000 in support of Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer’s research project.

Historian Jelani Cobb To Keynote Annual Ray Warren Symposium

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 Reiko Hillyer

Reiko Hillyer Receives Award from Southern Historical Association

Professor Hillyer wins the Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award

Numerous Reports Confirm Stark Racial Disparities in Portland’s Criminal Justice System

Director 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.

Cottonwood in the Flood

Staged Reading
by Rich Rubin, directed by Damaris Webb

Civil Disobedience Workshop Spring 2017

The 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.

Ray Warren Symposium Asks What It Means to Be Home

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.
Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies, Elliott Young

Elliott Young Receives Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award Honorable Mention

The 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 Year

Kimberly Brodkin named Lewis & Clark Teacher of the Year
Professor Elliott Young

Colleges And Universities Should Become Sanctuaries For The Undocumented

Professor 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.

Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies takes on education

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 Series 2015/2016

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 Young’s op-ed piece on Syria published on The Huffington Post

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.

Savage and Lokey Awards Celebrate Outstanding Faculty

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.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Committee on Diversity and In...

Our Commitment to Support Students Regardless of Immigration Status or Religious Affiliation

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.

Octavia’s Brood: Reading and Presentation with Walidah Imarisha

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.

Black Lives Matter: The Black Panthers and Their Legacy. Video and photos

Photos and the video for the second panel in the Black Lives Matter series hosted by Ethnic Studies. The Black Panthers and Their Legacy

Black Lives Matter: Politics, Identity and Intersectionality. Video and gallery!

See 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.

Comings and Goings: Nathan Baptiste named director of IME

Nathan Baptiste will become the new director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.

J. William Fulbright Grants

Funding the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.”

Alumni Profile: Karen Taylor B.A. ’13

Meet Karen Taylor B.A. ’13, an ethnic studies major.
Community service award recipients Goldann Salazar, Anna Lofstrand, Alexa Moore, Rosa Kim, Kayla ...

Making it better: A celebration of students’ exceptional commitment to service

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.

Andrew Riley, 2010

After Lewis & Clark























Public Policy Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing























Speech & Debate Coach, Lincoln High School

8th Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium

“The Miseducation of Multiculturalism”
What is multiculturalism? What is the place of this idea in US education?
Madelyn Troiano '12

Student receives fellowship for aspiring teachers of color

Madelyn Troiano ’12 has won the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowshipfor Aspiring Teachers of Color, created to recruit, support, and retain public school teachers in the United States.

Multicultural symposium asks what racism means now

The annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium at Lewis & Clark (Nov. 10-12) will offer three days of lectures, panel discussions, and performances exploring what it means to talk about racism in 2010.