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IDEAL: Our Roadmap for a Fully-Inclusive and Resilient Campus

Division of Equity and Inclusion
December 10, 2020
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh Professor of Political Science & Vice President, Equity and Inclusion

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University of Oregon Summer/Fall 2020 Newsletter
UO’s I.D.E.A.L. Imperative: A Response to COVID-19

Division of Equity and Inclusion, 2020

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Relating to cultural competence at post-secondary institutions of education

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We work collaboratively to strengthen individual capacity and community bonds to advance the academic mission of the university through
Inclusion, Diversity, Evaluation, Achievement Leadership



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L.A.C.E. embodies the universal tenets of
Love, Authenticity, Courage and Empathy.
These interlocking values represent the being and doing of individuals and the institutions in which they engage. 

*©Yvette Alex-Assensoh 2013 



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events 



UO MLK Day Commemoration program 


Black National Anthem: Lift Every Voice and Sing


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 



Martin Luther King JR Rally - Virtual Program


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Black Lives Matter

The Black Connect from Lylle Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

NEW Black Studies Minor

Art of Success from Maya Agapito, UO Senior, Art Major.

Letter to Black students, faculty and staff  from the Black Strategies Leadership Group,  Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center,  and Black Academic Excellence Team

The Black Experience in Higher Education, by IHE Staff. Inside Higher ED, October 20, 2020.

Campus and Community Resources, Info and Messages


CACE: Campus and Community Engagement


Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

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Native American Heritage Month 2020. 2020 has been a year of clarity. One of the most important examples of clarity, specifically in regards to ignoring lessons from history, was the spread of wildfires up and down the west coast of the United States.,,Read more

OCF: Community Voices: Yvette Alex-Assensoh "COVID-19 has the entire world on a virtual time out. In my opinion, it’s an opportunity to lean into our own families while also asking how we can best support others during their time of need."



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Funding Opportunities




Uo Units with diversity action plans  (DAPS)
Tactics proposed in UO Diversity Action Plans (DAPS) 


DAP tactics focus on students
DAP tactics focus on FAculty
IDAP tactics focus on staff
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"It is a cliche, at this point in 2020, to say this year has been tough. Personally, it's been an opportunity to connect with my values and goals. I have come to appreciate my family and my work-family even more than before. I truly love my work at CMAE and how hardworking and resilient our students are. I know our work as academic counselors makes a difference in our students' lives. I also learn and grow as a human being by being enriched with my students stories and journeys."



Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Jan 26
5:00 p.m.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
Kimberly Johnson - 2020 - 2021 African American Workshop and Lecture Series
Kimberly Johnson - 2020 - 2021 African American...Feb 9
5:30 p.m.
Black History Month Entrepreneurship Event
Black History Month Entrepreneurship EventFeb 11
5:30 p.m.
Are We Still Not Saved? Race, Democracy, and Educational Inequality
Are We Still Not Saved? Race, Democracy, and...Feb 12
12:00 p.m.
The History and Future of Scientific Racism and Eugenics Panel Discussion
The History and Future of Scientific Racism and...Feb 16
1:00 p.m.
Nikole Hannah-Jones on "1619 and the Legacy That Built a Nation"
Nikole Hannah-Jones on "1619 and the Legacy That...Feb 19
4:30 p.m.
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III - 2020 - 2021 African American Workshop and Lecture Series
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III - 2020 - 2021 African...Mar 2
5:30 p.m.
The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, with Alondra Nelson
The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and...Apr 29
1:00 p.m.

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Native American Nine Flags Ceremony 2016

Territorial Acknowledgement

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.
In following the Indigenous protocol of acknowledging the original people of the land we occupy, we also extend our respect to the nine federally recognized Indigenous nations of Oregon: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We express our respect to the many more tribes who have ancestral connections to this territory, as well as to all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home.