The Southern Oregon University Multicultural Resource Center invites you to celebrate Race Awareness Week. All events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 4

10 am – Equity Primer Through Campus Compact

The primer will ground participants in the history of race and higher education in the U.S. & Oregon. It will establish shared language around racial equity, allowing participants to explore their personal and social identity as it relates to their work in equity. Attendance limited to 50 people/event.

Training will provide a foundation to build Equity Action Teams across the state focusing on:
Recruitment and Retention of Faculty and Staff of Color
Supporting Undocumented Students

This primer will be located in the SOU Stevenson Union, Room 319.


Monday, November 6

7 pm – Dayna Bowen Matthew - Lessons from Charlottesville and Flint

Join the author for an open and honest dialogue about race and health care in America. Reception to follow.

This event will be located in the SOU Stevenson Union Rogue River Room.


Tuesday, November 7

12:30 pm – Sister to Sister

"At the Table Conversation" for women of color to have about their existence in this institution, in the valley, and as part of the greater society. This is a glimpse into their realities in an unscripted and uncensored conversation.

This event will be located in the SOU Stevenson Union Diversions Room on the 1st floor.

6 pm – Healing Justice Film

Designed for dialogue, the film addresses the youth-to-prison pipeline, need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and highlights various healing methodologies. Supporting a national dialogue that investigates and considers alternatives to our current punitive model of justice, it asks viewers to consider how history, systemic racism, implicit bias, economics, and culture negate the lives and promise of young people, their families, and communities.

This event will be located in the SOU Stevenson Union Rogue River Room.


Wednesday, November 8

6 pm – Matika Wilbur Lecture

Matika Wilbur (Swinomish & Tulalip) is one of the nation's leading photographers. With a BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography, her most recent endeavor, Project 562, has taken her to 300+ tribal nations in 40 states. She’s taken thousands of portraits, and collected hundreds of contemporary narratives in the pursuit of one goal: To Change The Way We See Native America.

This event will be located in the SOU Stevenson Union Rogue River Room.


Thursday, November 9

12:30 pm – Brother to Brother

“At the Table Conversation” for men of color to have about their existence in this institution, in the valley, and as part of the greater society. This is a glimpse into their realities in an unscripted and uncensored conversation.

This event will be located in the SOU Stevenson Union Diversions Room on the 1st floor.


Friday, November 10

6 pm – Campus-wide Potluck with Brent Florendo

The Campus-wide Potluck will be led by Brent Florendo, SOU Native Nations Liaison. This potluck includes family-centric traditional storytelling. Presented by Native American Student Union & MRC.

This event will be located in the SOU Stevenson Union Rogue River Room.

Please contact Marvin Woodard at woodardm@sou.edu or click on this link, tinyurl.com/raw2017pl to sign up for the potluck.


For more info: 541.552.8791 or woodardm@sou.edu