Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies - College of Arts and Sciences - Lewis & Clark
Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended the 13th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies.
- Please click here to view the video of our Wednesday night panel, No Place Like Home: Housing and Displacement in Portland
Please click here to view the video of our Thursday night keynote presentation, “You,” “Me,” and “We”: Difference, Belonging, and Community in the Era of Black Lives Matter
Jeff Chang, cultural critic and author
Home often refers to our point of origin, the place where we live, and the spaces where we can be ourselves. Home describes a physical location as well as a state of mind. But what does it take to make a home? What does it mean to belong somewhere or feel at home? What happens when the places that feel most like home are also sites of conflict and contention? How do ideologies of race and ethnicity affect our definitions and experiences of home?
This year’s symposium addressed historical and contemporary issues such as racial disparities in housing, global migration in the context of nationalism, indigenous experiences of place, and the infinite ways in which we create and recreate home and community. In thinking about race, place, and belonging, we examined the boundaries that divide us, the lines that connect us, and the places that define us.
Through art, lectures, and thought-provoking panels, the 13th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies aimed to uncover how ideologies of race and ethnicity shape our sense of belonging. Thank you for joining us in exploring what it means to feel at home and what it takes to get there.
Emma Biddulph ’17, Lani Felicitas ’18, Lesedi Khabele-Stevens ’17 and Mikeala Owen ’17
Thank you to Oregon Humanities for being a communication partner this year.