WHO ARE WE?
We’re a group of faculty and staff who work to address racism by taking a hard look at how we have been socialized into whiteness and white supremacy, and how we perpetuate these through personal behaviors and organizational systems. We hope to transform the way we show up in our work and personal lives to decrease and eliminate the burden on our peers who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color; deeply and authentically connect with others, ourselves, and humanity; and foster long-term commitment to anti-racist thought and action.
WHAT DO WE DO?
In twice monthly meetings, we work to nurture a brave space for us to identify how we are shaped by whiteness and be accountable for our ideas and behaviors. We create, support, and amplify campus efforts that increase racial literacy, and take responsibility for our actions that perpetuate oppression. And, importantly, we follow the lead of UO Black, Indigenous, and People of Color led initiatives and recommendations to promote anti-racist actions.
MEETING DATES & TIMES
1st Monday of every month - Self Work meeting from 3 P.M - 4 P.M.
3rd Monday of every month - Action and Planning meeting 3 P.M - 4P.M.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our listserv, and to receive invitations to our (currently virtual) meetings, held Mondays at 3 to 4 pm.
To learn more, visit our blog at https://blogs.uoregon.edu/coae/