SCC and SMC Present BIPOC Let's Talk Racial Healing Series

The Student Counseling Center, in partnership with the Student Multicultural Center, is excited to offer the Racial Healing series during the spring semester!

Staff psychologist and EDI outreach specialist Dr. Daisy Bueno, along with a student from the Student Multicultural Center, will engage with students around racial healing topics durinBIPOC Let's Talkg BIPOC Let’s Talk. This special series will be held in the SMC on the Forest Grove Campus in Scott Hall.

Join us for our first topic, “Living in White Supremacy Culture and the Effects of Systemic Oppression,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. That discussion will be followed by, "Intergenerational Trauma and our Current Mental Health," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.

The BIPOC Let’s Talk program welcomes students enrolled at Pacific University who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color), including biracial and multiracial identified individuals. Please note that this program is not intended for white-identified allies. 

Upcoming topics include:

  • “Undoing” Internalized Oppression and Engaging in Ongoing Healing 
  • Decolonizing “Wellness” 
  • Empowerment, Liberation and Self-Preservation 

BIPOC Let's Talk provides informal drop-in conversations on a weekly basis. Speaking with BIPOC staff in a confidential space can not only aid students to access support, gain perspectives, explore resources and options, and discuss how therapy might be beneficial, but also helps students to navigate higher education settings, provide mentorship support, and build community connection. 

Stop by the SMC in Scott Hall for in-person gatherings every Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Can’t come on Fridays? Can’t make it to Forest Grove? No problem! SCC also offers BIPOC Let’s Talk online Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. hosted by Dr. Daisy Bueno and Sara Summers, assistant director of Graduate & Professional Admissions and Eugene Campus EDI coordinator. Visit the SCC webpage to learn more and access the zoom link (you will need to enter your PUNet ID first). We look forward to seeing you! 

BIPOC Let’s Talk is free and operated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration is not required.

Please note that BIPOC Let’s Talk is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment.

Contact the Student Counseling Center with any questions at or 503-352-2999.

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022