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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Professionals of Color Network

The Lewis & Clark Professionals of Color Network was created to fulfill the need for Lewis & Clark faculty and staff of Color to have opportunities to get together, network, and make connections with one another. The purpose of this network is to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to make connections with one another and build a community of support.

The Professionals of Color Support Network is sponsored by the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Chair of Diversity and Inclusion.

Click here to join The LC Professionals of Color Network and Allies google group to receive updates about upcoming events! This group is for Lewis & Clark College employees from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds and their allies.  Group members can utilize the list to ask questions and share resources, news and events of interest on and off campus.

Past Group Discussions:

  • Having Courageous Conversations About Race: How do we start?
  • Communities of Color in Portland: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Support Out Students of Color: Implications for Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students
  • Post-Racial in America and Lewis & Clark:  Fact or Fiction?
  • The issue of Critical Mass and Employees of Color:  Analyzing Previous Efforts and Identifying Potential New Solutions.
  • Upcoming Faculty/Staff Searches:  Strategies for Representation.
  • The Bicultural Experience for People of Color at Lewis & Clark
  • Cultural Competency at Lewis & Clark:  What Should We Expect People to Know?
  • Professional Development for Employees of Color:  How Can We Support Each Other for the Next Step?
  • Other Educators of Color in Portland:  How are Their Experiences Similar or Dissimilar?


RSVP for our Professionals of Color Network Happy Hour on Monday,  November 3rd @ 5pm!

Our first happy hour for Professionals of Color will be on Monday, November 3 @ 5pm! This happy hour is a social get-together for professionals of Color to network and enjoy each other’s company. (There will be a professionals of Color and allies social next month). Dean Anna Gonzalez will be hosting it a location within walking distance from campus. She will be providing appetizers and some drinks, and you are welcomed to bring your favorite bottle of wine to share!

Please RSVP by filling out the form below. We will be sending the location’s address to those who confirm their attendance. Please e-mail Jessika at if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

(so we don't duplicate our efforts!)