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​​​​​Yvette Alex-Assensoh 
​​​​​Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

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Communications from the VP

 

 

 

Indigenous Peoples' Day 2022: From Symbolic Gestures to Substantive Action. Actor and activist Sacheen Littlefeather passed away at the age of 75 on Oct. 2, 2022 after battling cancer. Apache and Yaqui, Littlefeather made history as the first indigenous person to speak at the podium at the Oscars and drew national attention to the American Indian Movement’s Wounded Knee protests. She went on to found the National American Indian Performing Arts Registry.  Read More

Happy Rosh Hashanah from the University of Oregon! The Division of Equity and Inclusion would like to wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to members of the Jewish community on campus and throughout Eugene and Lane County! Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, which comprise both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday, Sep. 25 at sundown and concludes at sundown on Tuesday, Sep. 27. Read More

Latinx Heritage Month 2022: Sending a Message. With so much happening in the world, many of us are looking for reprieve wherever we can find it. Yet, it is becoming increasingly impossible to separate our celebrations from the politics of the moment. Latinx Heritage Month 2022 is no different... Read More

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideal framework icons for Inclusion, Diversity, Evaluation, Advancement, Leadership

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

I.D.E.A.L.

Yellow hand holding Green Circle that says L.A.C.E. Love Authenticity Courage Empathy

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 

L.A.C.E.

 

 

Native American Nine Flags Ceremony 2016

Land 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 Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of 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.

 

OUR UNITS 

 
CACE: Campus and Community Engagement
 

 

CACE

Strategies Groups

Strategies and Working Groups are autonomous grass-roots organizations of faculty, staff, and students from Native, Black, Latinx, Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander, and white communities. Volunteers donate their personal time and energy in support of making the university a more welcoming place.

Strategies GroupsBridging Connections and Building Community

 

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Funding Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

 

 

Bella Dentler
 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Izabella Dentler

“As a first-generation Filipino student, I was always pushed by my family to complete a degree in higher education because I had the means and opportunity. When I chose my major, advertising, it was a shock to my family because it was not in the medical field. I knew though that I needed to follow my passion for creativity and design.”

Izabella Dentler, class of 2023
Major: Advertising; Minor: Art

 Read more about Izabella Dentler on the 2022 Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Heritage Month homepage

EVENTS

“The Intersection of Art and Social Justice”
Feb7
“The Intersection of Art and Social Justice” Feb 7 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Natalia Molina lecture
Apr18
Natalia Molina lecture Apr 18
Britney Wilson lecture
May16
Britney Wilson lecture May 16

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