Office for Inclusive Community

Division of Student Services

Featured Events

MRC Tuesday Talks

Tuesday, 12-1pm, Student Center living room.

Tuesday Talks are a weekly conversation on a topic related to identity and inclusion. Conversations are facilitated by MRC interns and are open to the entire Reed Community. Please bring your lunch and join us!

Spring 2015 schedule:

  • February 3 - Representations of race in media
  • February 10 - Representations of race in music
  • February 17 - Diversity as social capital
  • February 24 - Representations in academia (facilitated by Diversify)
  • March 3 - Representations and the arts
  • March 10 - Race and feminism
  • March 17 - "Volunteerism"
  • March 31 - Environmental racism
  • April 7 - Immigration & Oregon Measure 88
  • April 14 - People of color in queer spaces
  • April 21 - Racial profiling and police violence
  • April 28 - Healthy masculinity
  • May 5 - Stress free at the MRC! (snacks and study break)
  • May 12 - Stress free at the MRC! (snacks and study break)

Storytelling Workshop with Waylon Lenk

Friday, March 13, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Performing Arts Building rehearsal room (PAB 120)
Registration is required; sign up sheet available at the Student Center


Dramaturg and storyteller Waylon Lenk works at the intersections between contemporary and Native performance. This storytelling workshop is based on Lenk’s own artistic practice, which has roots in the indigenous stories of the Karuk villages of Ka'tim'îin and Táxasufkara on the Klamath River. Participants will learn one approach to indigenous theater, engaging in theatre games, group participation, and storytelling exercises. This event is sponsored by the Theatre Department and Office for Inclusive Community.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Engagement

Monday, January 19

Reed students, faculty, and staff joined to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the continued work to address injustice within our own communities. Throughout the day, forty-seven SEEDS volunteers served a total of 150 hours at the Oregon Food Bank, Gilbert Elementary School Garden, and Zenger Farms. In the evening, we joined for an evening celebration and discussion. The event program included poetry by Aslan Newson, music by Paapa hMensa and Trevor Williams, and a panel discussion with Walidah Imarisha, Ahjamu Umi, Karen Gibson, and Reiko Hillyer.

Video of the evening program:

Student Event Calendar

In addition to our own programming, listed above, which is coordinated by the Multicultural Resource Center and the Office for Inclusive Community, we also maintain a calendar of events for student organizations and groups related to OIC's mission. If you are interested in adding a meeting time or special event to the public OIC calendar, please contact Dayspring Mattole.

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If you are interested in sharing information about an event or program you offer, please leave a message at 503.777.7518 or mail information to:

Reed College
Multicultural Resource Center
Student Center 
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202