BIPOC Let's Talk

Spring 2023 - BIPOC Let's Talk starts Wednesday, January 25th!

 

BIPOC Let's Talk is hosted every Wednesday from 6-7PM via Zoom and is open to all students!  

Click HERE for Zoom link and to join! You will need to sign in to your Pacific account to access.

BIPOC Let's Talk provides space for community-building and informal drop-in consultations. The gatherings are facilitated by Suman Mann, SCC EDI Outreach trainee, and/or Lance Crawford and Vyshika Willis, SCC EDI Community Engagement collaborators. A few fun facts about your facilitators:

  • Suman's home town is in Northern California, around the Sacramento area. She identifies (aka her brown origins) as second generation Punjabi American. Her astrological sign is Leo and her favorite cereal is rice krispies. She engages in this work to promote authentic healing and work towards liberation!

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.

Guest speakers and facilitated conversations on topics such as:

  • Living in White Supremacy Culture & the Effects of Systemic Oppression

This service is free and no registration is required. We look forward to seeing you! 


    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 page for more resources.

    Contact Us

    Phone: 503-352-2191

    Email: counselingcenter@pacificu.edu

    SCC 24/7 Support & Crisis Line:  503-352-2999

    Upcoming Events

    Feb
    1
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023
    Online
    Feb
    8
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
    Online
    Feb
    15
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023
    Online
    Feb
    22
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
    Online
    Mar
    1
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, March 1, 2023
    Online
    Mar
    8
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, March 8, 2023
    Online
    Mar
    15
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    Online
    Mar
    22
    6 to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, March 22, 2023
    Online