IME Wokeshop Series

The purpose of this workshop series is to engage in critical reflection, dialogue with people from different backgrounds, explore various identities, and understand systemic privilege and oppression. IME Wokeshops are peer facilitated to create a student space for dialogue.

All IME Wokeshops are free to attend and everyone is welcome!





2020 Spring Wokeshops 


January 28, 2020

6:00pm- 7:30pm: MRC 

Harriet film screening debrief


February 11, 2020

6:00pm- 7:30pm: MRC

Health inequality 


February 25, 2020

6:00pm- 7:30pm: MRC

Post-Black Art in Racialized America 


March 10, 2020

6:00pm- 7:30pm: MRC

Radical Language




2019 Fall Wokeshops

September 25, 2019 

6:00pm- 7:30pm: Akin Lounge

Intersectionality in Activism


October 16, 2019

6:00pm- 7:30pm: Akin Lounge

Financial Diversity 


October 23, 2019

6:00pm- 7:30pm: Akin Lounge



November 5, 2019 

6:00pm- 7:30pm: Akin Lounge

 Diversity of Ideas


November 19, 2019 

6:00pm- 7:30pm: Akin Lounge

 Honoring Trans Lives





2019 Spring Wokeshops

February 5, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Portland’s Racist History
(Passport to Leadership Credit)


February 19, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

(Passport to Leadership Credit) 

March 5, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Affirmative Action & Education Equity


March 19, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Religious Intersectionality
(Passport to Leadership Credit)


April 9, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer






2018 Fall Wokeshops

September 11th, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Social Justice Through Art
(Passport to Leadership Credit)


September 25th, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Microaggressions and Privilege


October 9th, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Let’s Talk About It: Politics at LC


October 23rd, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Self Care and Wellness


November 6th, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

Let’s Talk About It: The New Jim Crow
(Passport to Leadership Credit)


November 20th, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer

What’s Your Why?


December 4th, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thayer







2017-2018 Wokeshops & Resources

September 12th, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm:

IME Wokeshop: The Power of Language


Join in for an engaging workshop about inclusive language and the power of words. Learn skills for speaking up against hurtful language, and for creating inclusive spaces in your residence halls, club meetings, classes, and beyond.

Wokeshop ResourcesBe an Active Bystander  |  Staying on Track with Inclusive Language & Other Helpful Resources


September 26th, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm:

IME Wokeshop: Oppression, Privilege, and Microaggressions


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a form of oppression in your daily life? Come learn about different forms of oppression and privilege, and how they show up in our lives at Lewis & Clark. Here you can build your social justice vocabulary and deepen your knowledge about systems of oppression.

Wokeshop Resources: Social Justice Vocabulary  |  Coping with Microaggressions


October 10th, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm:

IME Wokeshop: Understanding Intersectionality


Intersectionality. It’s a concept created and made popular by lawyer, feminist, and critical race theorist, Kimberle Crenshaw to demonstrate how identities operate together. This workshop is designed to deconstruct the concept of intersectionality and build a well-rounded understanding together.

Wokeshop Resources:  Powerpoint Presentation  |  “Intersectionality 101” YouTube Video


October 24th, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm:

IME Wokeshop: What is Cultural Appropriation?


It is common to enjoy learning about cultures from around the world. Because of this curiosity and desire to celebrate cultures, it is important that we understand the difference between cultural exchange and cultural appropriation. Once we understand the difference, it is much easier to make decisions on how best to celebrate and acknowledge stories, artifacts, customs, and traditions of a culture.

Wokeshop Resources: Powerpoint Presentation  |  “Why Minorities Hate Cultural Appropriation” YouTube Video  |  “Cultural Appropriation: A Conversation” Photo Collection by Sanaa Hamid


November 7th, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm:

IME Wokeshop: Unpacking “Action”


What is action? What are different ways of understanding, experiencing, and taking action? This workshop will explore the relationship between action, identity, and community, and how both big and small actions can contribute to your own goals for social change.

Wokeshop Resources: Steps to Unpacking “Action”


November 21st, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm:

IME Wokeshop: Communicating Effectively Across Differences


Engage with tools for communicating across lines of differences and identities. Drawing upon nonviolent language, you can learn how to communicate your needs effectively and ways to interrupt problematic statements with care.

Wokeshop Resources: Powerpoint Presentation  |  “How to Stop Hate Speech” YouTube Video  | Guidelines for Multicultural Communication

January 22nd, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm

IME Wokeshop: Self Care 2.0

What is self-care and how can it help us continue our work in social justice advocacy? Come to discuss what self-care means to you, what it looks like, and why it is important to make time for it in our lives. Everyone is welcome!

Wokeshop Resources: Self-Care 101 for Social Justice Advocates  |  5 Self Care Tips for Activists  |  Combating Burnout  |  The Self Care Project


January 29th, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm

IME Wokeshop: The Power of Language 2.0

How does the language we use affect our thinking and those around us? How can we be more intentional with our language and what are some ways to confront hurtful language? Everyone is welcome!