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! 

 

Articles

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

General

Literature

“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

Podcasts 

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

Videos

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.