Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Anti-Racist Educational Resources

View additional resources compiled by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to help further the education of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion orientation video 

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” ~ Angela Davis


Webinars & Workshops

nguy cơ: Danger and Opportunity | What it Means to Find Refuge in America

Recording | Join Tim (Khiem) Tran '74, for a powerful conversation with undergraduate student Doan Pham '22, as they discuss Tran's 2020 Best Indie Award winning memoir, American Dreamer: How I Escaped Communist Vietnam and Built a Successful Life in America and Tran highlight the hope America represented for him throughout his life, from gaining an education to ultimately achieving democratic freedom. 

From Microaggressions to Hate Violence: Racism towards AAPI Communities with Dr. Kevin Nadal

Recording via Youtube | To kick off AAPI Heritage Month 2021 at Pacific, Dr. Kevin Nadal, a renowned psychologist, professor, author, and activist based in New York, presented through an intersectional lens on how to address racism, microaggressions, and hate-based violence towards AAPI communities.

Women in Higher Education

Recording via Zoom | Presented by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Student Multicultural Center; panelists discuss what it means to be a woman in higher education. 

Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History with Walidah Imarisha

Recording via Youtube | The Forest Grove City Library is pleased to partner with the Student Multicultural Center at Pacific University to host a live-streamed event starting at 6:30​ on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, with author and educator Walidah Imarisha who'll guide us through a timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power across the state and around the nation.

How Did We Get Here: A Discussion on Medical Mistrust, Discrimination, and Healthcare Provision in Black and Latino Communities

Recording | On Feb. 17, 2021, the College of Optometry hosted Breanne McGhee OD '16, MEd, FAAO, in a discussion on race and the medical field, and how we can build more equitable communities. 

The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America

Recording via Youtube | Nicholas Buccola, Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield University and author of The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America, in conversation with Dr. Paul Snell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Pacific University, hosted by Forest Grove City Library. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration 2021

Recording | On January 18, 2021, OEDI co-sponsored an event with the Undergraduate Student Senate and the Human Rights Council of Washington County, which celebrated the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speakers included President Hallick, Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax, Elle Cordima, Maria Caballebro Rubio, and keynote speaker, Lisa Saunders. 

Latinidad and Change panel

Recording | On December 8, 2020 OEDI co-sponsored a panel with Centro Cultural. Panelists (including Narce Rodriguez and Giovana Oaxaca '19) explore Centro Cultrual's role in responding to the needs of those hit hardest by COVID-19 and our collective power to change systems.

Exploring Implicit Bias with Matthew Hunsinger, PhD

Recording & PowerPoint available via Box | *Note: Recording has been paused during conversations to allow for participants privacy. 

Mujeres Poderosa panel

Recording & panelist bios available via Box | On October 15, 2020, OEDI sponsored a panel of Latinx Mujeres who took a stand, found the courage to run for a variety of elections, and won a seat at the table. The panelists each shared their unique journeys and their ganas y lucha contra la justicia!

SpeakOut Summer Institute

Recordings available through OEDI for educational use | The SpeakOut Summer Institute will delve into equity education pedagogy, models, and tools for dynamic on-campus and online learning.

Please reach out to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to schedule a workshop or training for your area. 


Films, Shows, and Videos

Films, shows, and videos that dive into racism, past and present:

  • Why Do We Call Asian Americans The Model Minority? | AJ+ on YouTube
  • We Are The Radical Monarchs, available free on pbs.org
  • 13th by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix and free on YouTube
  • American Son by Kenny Leon
  • Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins
  • Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Selma by Ava DuVernay
  • The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr.
  • When They See Us by Ava DuVernay



“The first step to doing so is letting go of the false idea we live in a post-racial society. While it may benefit you to not see color, it only harms me. I want you to see my color. Because along with my melanated skin comes the reality of my unique struggles, the resilient stories of my ancestors and the strength of my community...” - LaShyra “Lash” Nolen


Subscribe and listen to these podcasts that dive into important conversations around racial equity and justice:

  • Rising from the Margins by Pacific University Student Counseling Center
  • 1619 by the New York Times
  • About Race 
  • Code Switch by NPR
  • The Diversity Gap
  • Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  • Pod For The Cause from the leadership conference on civil & human rights
  • Pod Save the People


Additional Anti-Racist Educational Resources can be found through Pacific University Libraries

Counseling and Mental Health Resources

We encourage all those who may need support to reach out to counseling centers and mental health professionals. Students may reach out to the Student Counseling Center if they are interested in having a counselor support them through processing the range of emotions, trauma, and grief that may be arising during this time. The Student Counseling Center can help refer students to mental health professionals and providers focused on culturally specific approaches to mental health.

Please visit the Student Counseling Center website for more info.

Additionally, the local Lines for Life have expanded their services to offer a Racial Equity Support Line with support offered by BIPOC professionals for individuals who are seeking support in response to experiences of racism, microaggressions, and issues related to immigration or cross-cultural conflict. They are currently operational Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. The number is 503-575-3764. More information can be found online.


Diversity at Pacific University

To explore the further on the wide array of the diverse aspects of the institution, please visit Pacific University Diversity Data for more information.


If you have additional resources you'd be made available, please email them to Jennifer Teeter at teeterj@pacificu.edu.