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Students and faculty at Grad Black Student Union meeting
The development of a Graduate Black Student Union (Grad BSU) has been a long-time coming. Graduate Black students recently met with Dr. Diana Honorat and other Black faculty and staff to discuss their needs and how a Grad BSU could support them. 
The Queer Experience
The 1990s was a watershed period for LGBTQ+ rights across the country. In Oregon and at Pacific, incremental gains were accomplished amid a climate of of fear and hostility. Through the social and institutional challenges, progress continued. Today, the university works to celebrate diversity.
Pacific University, in collaboration with the office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility, invites you and your family to an outdoor day of connecting with nature and Boxer friends and colleagues. Join us for hiking, biking and a lunchtime picnic on Sunday, April 23, at Champoeg State Park.
Award winning Pacific faculty member Shara McCallum leads a three-day Masterclass in Poetry and Nonfiction for writers of color. Register now for this program in April, which features the theme of "Inheritance." 
Faculty and staff are invited to an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presentation aimed at fostering a more inclusive workplace for employees. Learn more about this online event scheduled for March 22. 
2023 rings in the Year of the Rabbit and the Vietnamese Year of the Cat. Join Pacific University's Asian Pacific American Student Union, Chinese Qilin Club, Japan Club, Korea Club, and the Vietnamese Student Association for a celebration of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 9.
Write for rights
There is a quiet power in writing letters, and this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Pacific University invites you to bring this power to bear on global injustice. Please join students in the UC Fireside Lounge from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, for treats and letter writing in support of Amnesty International's Write for Rights.
Police Bias Training
Pacific University and the Forest Grove Police Department are challenging bias, race and policing. In October, the university hosted a private training involving scenarios about the houseless, immigrants, and a mental health crisis. Learn more about this evolving partnership that started 18 months ago.
Join us for the first of a five-part series on Latinx History. The online presentation will be led by Israel Pastrana, a Chicanx historian and educator, who will be discussing the historical origins of Latinx migration to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest on ZOOM at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to share a personal written or video message with Narce as she embarks on her retirement in December. 

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