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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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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

ADPI Heritage Month Has a New Sense of Urgency in 2021 This time last year, we were still in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily life as we knew it was changing and many throughout the United States reacted in an unfortunate, but predictable way by engaging in racial scapegoating. The virus’s origins in China were used as justification for broad anti-Asian sentiment and many of us warned that this hateful, reactionary rhetoric would lead to increased harassment and violence in real life. 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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"Whether it is fighting against racial injustice, or supporting the most vulnerable population during the pandemic, we must use this year’s [ADPI Heritage Month] celebration as a means to have difficult conversations and realize ways to ensure the safety and thriving of ADPI culture and all the people it represents." - Sugam Singh,  Multicultural Academic Counselor, Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander Retention Specialist



Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: ADPI Student Community Dialogue
Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: ADPI Student...May 12
4:00 p.m.
Conoce Tu Comunidad
Conoce Tu ComunidadMay 18
4:00 p.m.
Sanctuary, A Performance
Sanctuary, A PerformanceMay 19
12:00 p.m.
Oregon Diversity Career Symposium
Oregon Diversity Career SymposiumMay 19
1:00 p.m.
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group May 25
5:00 p.m.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
“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.