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.
|Check out past lectures and events on our "Past Events" page!|
- On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy? by Michelle Kim (2021)
- It’s important to note that hate crimes against the AAPI community are not new. The Asian American and Pacific Islander community has been subject to anti-Asian xenophobia and racism well before COVID-19 (e.g. Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Japanese Internment camps, violence that led to the Filipino Farm Worker Movement, and more).
- A Hidden History: A Conversation Project program reveals the stories and struggles of Oregon's African American communities, by Walidah Imarisha (2013)
- BLEEDING ALBINA: A HISTORY OF COMMUNITY DISINVESTMENT, 1940–2000, by Karen J. Gibson, PhD. (2007)
- State of Black Oregon 2015, report by Urban League of Portland (2015)
- We saw important social activism last year. Here’s how to maintain it in 2021. by Deepa Iyer, January 4, 2021 (the Lily)
- …But, I’m Not Racist (Tools for Well-Meaning Whites) by Kathy Obear
- From White Racist to White Anti-Racist, the Life-Long Journey by Tema Okun (2006)
- Here’s Why it Hurts When People Say, “All Lives Matter” by L-Mani S. Viney (2016)
- How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change by Barack Obama (2020)
- This Is What I Want To Tell My White Professors When They Ask, ‘How Are You Today?’ by LaShyra “Lash” Nolen (2020)
- What is White Privilege, Really? By Cory Collins
Films, Shows, and Videos
Films, shows, and videos that dive into racism, past and present:
- 13th by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix and free on YouTube
- 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance by Daniel Osuna
- 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
- Surviving a Lynching, The New Yorker
- The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr.
- We Are The Radical Monarchs, available free on pbs.org
- When They See Us by Ava DuVernay
- Why Do We Call Asian Americans The Model Minority? | AJ+ on YouTube
- Anti-AAPI Racism Resources, from The MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness: for educators, for students, for allies
- Microintervention Toolkit, Developed by Derald Wing Sue
- A Country for All by Jorge Ramos
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
- Harvest of Empire, A HISTORY OF LATINOS IN AMERICA, By JUAN GONZALEZ
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing by Maya Angelou
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman
- The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo
- Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- A extensive list of books and e-books is available to all students, faculty, and staff through Pacific University Libraries.
“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
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
- Robin DiAngelo on "White Fragility"
- TEDxTalk: Let's get to the root of racial injustice with Megan Ming Francis
- Recording of the June 4, 2020 virtual vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others is available online. Our work continues.
- Recording of the April 2, 2021 virtual vigil, Healing in Community | Standing with AAPI is available online.
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.
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