BIPOC Let's Talk
Offered most Mondays over the summer (with the exception of holidays), starting May 24:
Mondays 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
BIPOC Let's Talk aims to provide informal drop-in consultations via Zoom (HIPAA-compliant secure platform), hosted by Dr. Wan-Chen Weng, PhD, Staff Psychologist at the Student Counseling Center, and Sara Summers, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions and Eugene Campus EDI Coordinator. The BIPOC Let’s Talk program welcomes students enrolled at Pacific University who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color), including Bi-racial and Multi-racial identified individuals. This program is not intended for White-identified allies. Questions? Read our FAQs.
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. Please note that BIPOC Let’s Talk is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment.
This service is free and operated on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required, but you will need to enter your PUNet ID to access the zoom link. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. BIPOC professionals offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues. Call 503-575-3764 Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm Pacific time. Provided by Lines for Life.
BlackLine provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to BIPOC folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. By us for us. Call (24/7) 800-604-5841.
Pacific University's Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion provides leadership and partnership to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus for students, faculty, and staff. They also coordinate the Bias Response Team.
View our Rising from the Margins web series holds space to support students in drawing on the wisdom of their own experiences of living in the margins. See our BIPOC Online Resources and Apps pages for more resources.