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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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HB2864

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
 

 

 


Ideal Leading in Love Lace green logo

 

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 

 

Black Lives Matter repeated on Black backgrounds
Black Lives Matter

NEW Black Studies Minor

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

Oregon Cares Fund: Cash grants to Black -individuals, Black-owned businesses, & Black-led nonprofits who have experienced financial adversity due to COVID-19.

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

Campus and Community Resources, Info and Messages

 

OUR UNITS 

 
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."

Making A Way Out of No Way: Resilience in the Black Experience” (Black Resilience) 1-Credit Course with Yvette Alex-Assensoh  (2020 Fall and Winter Term)

 

Funding Opportunities
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WHAT'S HAPPENING?

BY THE NUMBERS

35
Uo Units with diversity action plans  (DAPS)
657
Tactics proposed in UO Diversity Action Plans (DAPS) 

 

24%
DAP tactics focus on students
13%
DAP tactics focus on FAculty
16%
IDAP tactics focus on staff
Jorney Baldwin
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 
JORNEY BALDWIN 

Major: Family Human Services; Journalism
Minor: Native American studies.hanis Coos and enrolled member in the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribe.

“Joining the ARC and participating in NASU events last year changed my life. I have been able to learn about not only other’s traditions, cultures, and dreams but I also was able to engage in a community that helped me learn more about  myself in many different aspects.”

 

EVENTS

International Womxn's Support Group
Dec2
International Womxn's Support GroupDec 2
1:00 p.m.
Climate Justice Lecture: “The Geography of Injustice and the Ecology of Reparations”
Dec8
Climate Justice Lecture: “The Geography of...Dec 8
5:00 p.m.
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Dec8
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Dec 8
5:00 p.m.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
Are We Still Not Saved? Race, Democracy, and Educational Inequality
Feb12
Are We Still Not Saved? Race, Democracy, and...Feb 12
12:00 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.