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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement




Building and sustaining a truly inclusive campus community is the work of all of us. At Lewis & Clark, the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement is here to support in this endeavor.




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Connecting Interculturally.

Creating Community. 




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In Recognition of Indigenous People’s Day


Monday, October 10th, was Indigenous People’s Day. To honor this, IME would like to bring awareness to an Indigenous historical event taking place today: the protests at Standing Rock. It is our hope that students, faculty, and administration discuss the protests, and reflect upon issues such as: water access, land access, Native American rights, oil spills, free speech, violence versus peaceful civil disobedience, and media coverage. In the spirit of learning, here are some quick facts about the Pipeline and protests:

-The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is being built to carry large amounts of oil from North Dakota to Illinois by crossing the Missouri River and Native American/American Indian land.

-Protesters and opponents of DAPL say that it will disturb sacred Sioux sites and contaminate their drinking water.

-In August, 2016, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of DAPL.

-Many other Native American/American Indian tribes have joined the Sioux in protest, making it one of the largest protests by Native Americans/American Indians in history.

-Early in September, 2016, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior denied the construction company authorization to continue, but only in the Lake Oahe region.

-On October 9th, 2016, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the construction of the Pipeline can continue on privately owned land.

-Protestors continue to gather in North Dakota, calling for environmental justice and justice for Native Americans and their land.

As always IME is here for you if you need help processing or would like to discuss this, and other, current events.



Upcoming Events

October 25th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Resume Challenge
    The Resume Challenge is your chance to get your resume in front of employers. Resumes that meet the required criteria will be included in a book the Career Center shares with select employers and community partners. There is also a prize of $50! Submit your resume by November 18th for a chance to win!
    until November 18

October 26th, 2016

  • Image preview 11:30am: 8th Annual Pio Pick-Me-Up
    There aren’t many better ways to celebrate Homecoming week and take a break between classes than a delicious treat. Join CAB for the 8th Annual Pio Pick-Me-Up for free donuts and coffee!

    Donuts and coffee are first-come, first-served. When they’re gone, they’re gone. Don’t forget to wear your black and orange!

October 27th, 2016

  • Image preview 6:00pm - 7:00pm: 100 Projects for Peace Info Session
    How can you engage with local and international peace efforts? Come to this informational session to learn how to apply for a $10,000 grant to support a peace-related project.

October 28th, 2016

  • Image preview 7:00pm: Ghostbusters
    Campus Activities board presents

    Friday, October 28th @ 7pm
    Templeton Campus Center – Council Chamber

October 29th, 2016

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 11:00pm: Get a ticket to Portland’s scariest event — FrightTown!
    Family not coming to town for Homecoming and Family Weekend? Looking for something different to do?

    Grab a ticket to Portland’s scariest event – FrightTown for only $10!

    Saturday, October 29th, 7pm to 11pm @ Memorial Coliseum

    For $10 you’ll get a ticket to FrightTown and a round-trip TriMet pass.

    Tickets are available from Student Activities (Templeton 258).



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