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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 



CACE: Campus and Community Engagement


Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

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VP Communications

Loving Our Asian, Desi, and Pacific Islander American Brothers and Sisters As We Love OurselvesA popular racist myth is that Asian Americans are the “model minority”, rising above the prejudice and discrimination that is baked into American history and contemporary life. Yet, recent spikes in anti-Asian violence -- including the recent tragic murder of six Asian-American women-- call for fresh eyes to see the familiar, but often unacknowledged story in America's ongoing drama of hate, coupled with the violence that it begets. Love, indeed, is a proven antidote to darkness and the brazen racial hatred that threaten to unravel our society...Read More

Uplift and Organize: Women’s History Month 2021. Women’s History Month 2021 commemorates a particularly pivotal time in the American story. We have witnessed history being made at the highest levels of power with the election of Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman, Black and South Asian person to serve in the role. While that certainly gets much-deserved attention, the early months of 2021 have highlighted the contributions of women in a variety of areas...Read more




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Funding Opportunities




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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."



Musicking Intermezzo Lecture-Concert: “Women Singing in Colonial Mexico”
Musicking Intermezzo Lecture-Concert: “Women...Apr 12
3:00 p.m.
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Apr 13
5:00 p.m.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
Conoce Tu Comunidad
Conoce Tu ComunidadApr 20
4:00 p.m.
CSWS Women of Color Books In Print event: Leilani Sabzalian
CSWS Women of Color Books In Print event: Leilani...Apr 23
3:00 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.
CSWS Women of Color Books In Print event: Tara Fickle
CSWS Women of Color Books In Print event: Tara...May 7
3:00 p.m.
Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: ADPI Student Community Dialogue
Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: ADPI Student...May 12
4:00 p.m.
“The Longest Resistance: Anti-Fascist Women between Franco and Hitler”
“The Longest Resistance: Anti-Fascist Women...Jun 4
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.