BIPOC Let's Talk

BIPOC Let's Talk flyer with POC chatting and sharing coffee

BIPOC Let's Talk provides informal drop-in consultations in-person and via Zoom (HIPAA-compliant secure platform). Hosted by Dr. Daisy Bueno, PhD, Staff Psychologist and EDI Outreach Specialist 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. Stop by the SMC for in-person gatherings on Thursdays or attend online by accessing the zoom link (you will need to enter your PUNet ID first). We look forward to seeing you! 

Fall 2021 Dates

At the Student Multicultural Center (SMC) in Scott Hall on the Forest Grove campus

  • Thursdays 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join virtually online:

  • Wednesdays 1 to 2 p.m.

September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 1 and 15

  • Mondays 4 to 5 p.m.

October 11 and 25, November 8 and 22, December 6

Additional Resources

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.