Rising From The Margins | Web Series

The Student Counseling Center has recently been the target of hate speech, which has focused on our Rising From The Margins series. This web-based video series holds space to support students drawing on the wisdom of their experiences of living in the margins through deconstructing conversations, storytelling, and interviews with social justice warriors. We do not tolerate hate speech and we denounce racism. We believe it is vital to amplify the voice of our marginalized communities and stand in solidarity with BIPOC communities. To protect our students, staff and faculty, we have shifted our Rising from the Margins videos to be accessed only by the Pacific University community.

The Pacific University Student Counseling Center presents Rising from the Margins. This web series holds space to support students in drawing on the wisdom of their experiences of living in the margins. Through deconstructing conversations, story-telling, and interviews with various social justice warriors, Dr. Shirley Ley, our former staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Coordinator, creates space to express counter narratives, to deconstruct and decenter dominant perspectives, diversify conversations, and to diminish some voices while magnifying others. This platform is dedicated to those who have been perceived as inferior or less worthy because of their ethnocultural background, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, religious affiliation or other identity markers.

Please contact the Student Counseling Center with any questions or concerns. 

Watch the Rising from the Margins series

The videos are currently available only to Pacific University students and employees. Please access via Box with your PUNetID and password.

Episode 1: Anti-Asian Racism
Episode 2: Creating a Survival Toolkit
Episode 3: The Journey to Re-establishing Your Identity
Episode 4: Listening To Your Gut
Episode 5: Racial Microaggressions
Episode 6: Forming Community From a Distance
Episode 11: White Supremacy Work Culture
Episode 12: Enough is Enough. You Are Enough.
Episode 13: Navigating the Working Class/First-in-Family College Experience
Episode 14: Deconstructing the Model Minority Stereotype
Episode 15: Building a Social Change Ecosystem

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