DEI Newsletter
Spring into Summer 2021
Spring Highlights
Cultural Humility
Cultural humility is a practice of self-reflection on how one’s own background and the background of others, impacts teaching, learning, research, creative activity, engagement, leadership, etc. 

It is committing to work individually and with others to end unjust power imbalances.

It leverages institutional accountability to redress oppression, discrimination and harm individually, interpersonally, institutionally and structurally.
Heritage Months
June 13, 1 pm (PST)

Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
Multicultural Center

Virtual Graduation
with Live Chat
Native Graduation - June 12, 3 pm
Requests for Your Voice
Senior Reflections
Call out for students, parents and faculty/staff to record video messages to the class of 2025. Messages will be used in commencement and on UO social media.
Faculty, staff and students - take a photo of you flexing your biceps and telling the UO why you got the vax. Photos and quotes will be used on social media.
Homepage testimonials
Current students and grads! Tell the UO what was unique about your UO experience. Testimonials will be featured on the homepage and as possible recruiting material for prospective students.
UO Libraries is creating a UO COVID-19 Pandemic Collection so that future researchers will understand how the UO responded to the pandemic.

Want to contribute or learn more?

Contact Linda Long, UO LIbraries. with the subject line “Student COVID pandemic contribution.”
Summer Offerings
Faculty Week of Writing (WoW)
June 21 - 25
Offered by DEI's
Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC)
Book club
Me and White Supremacy
by Layla Saad
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Starting June 29 for ten weeks
June 19, 12 – 7 PM
Alton Baker Park

Members of the black community are organizing a Junteenth Celebration. This year's theme is: Turning Trauma to Joy 

This event will include black owned businesses, black owned food carts, black performing arts, speeches and educational moments for the community of Eugene to be further informed of the struggles, perseverance, and the underlying issues that have caused a deficit in equality for our people.
Asian Celebration
July 31, Alton Baker Park
Oregon Asian Celebration Joins with the Obon and 
Taiko Drumming Festival for a “Strength in Unity Festival”
Financial Assistance for Internet Service
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help households struggling to afford internet service during COVID-19. Eligible households can receive a broadband service discount of up to $50/month, or up to $75/month for households on qualifying tribal lands, plus a one-time discount of up to $100 to buy a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
In The Press
Check your mailbox and the AtO website for the latest and greatest.
Look for the African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021-2022 including:

  • October 26: Emerson J. Sykes Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Winter:
  • Claudia Shreier, Choreographer, Dancer
  •  A’Lelia Bundles author, journalist Columbia University trustee. UO School of Law Derrick Bell lecture, February
  • March: William Darity & Kirsten Mullen From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

More coming soon
Summer Recommendations
To Watch
UO Alum (and former MCC co-director and NASU member) Jana Schmieding stars in this new series.
To Read
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Excellence Resources
Nancy with Tobin Low and Kathy Tu. Stories and conversations about the queer experience today
Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, with conversations about race, identity and politics