There are so many diverse stories and communities that we hail from at the UO. We are a place where people from different cultures and experiences learn together. Understanding and respecting these differences are critical for the University to be a place of open-minded inquiry where, in challenging the boundaries of knowledge, we include and value all members of our community. The “Our Stories, Our Communities: UO Diversity” project highlights the rich diversity found at the UO, affirms all of who we are as students, faculty and staff, and celebrates the strengths of a multicultural community.
UO DEI photographer and oral historian Mickey Stellavato took a series of black and white portraits of diverse students, staff and faculty across campus. We asked each subject:
- Please introduce yourself (Name, major/year, area, department)
- Where is home?
- What does your community at the University of Oregon look like?
- What experiences have you encountered at the University of Oregon and how have you handled them?
We will be introducing and featuring a number of these UO community members each month and hope to continue the project into the future.
If you'd like to find out more about the possibility of being part of this project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org